Jerry Wallace began as the Senior Pastor of Springfield First UMC in summer 2016, coming from Gallatin First United Methodist Church where he was the lead pastor.

Jerry was born in Crossville, TN and graduated from Cumberland County High School in 1985. Jerry is licensed as a Local Pastor, and has been ordained as a Deacon and an Elder. Jerry has been in the ministry for 24 years and prior to that, he was a Youth Director in 1990.

He holds degrees from multiple universities, including an Associate of Arts, Martin Methodist College; Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications, Middle Tennessee State University; and Masters of Divinity, Vanderbilt University.

Jerry is the youngest of four children. He has been married to Jamie Shelby Wallace for 25 years. Jerry and Jamie have two children: Shelby Christian (23) and Katlyn Grace (18).

Jerry is inspired to have the joy and privilege to share Jesus Christ with everyone he meets and finds joy in being able to share with others that they have sacred worth and a place in the Kingdom of God.

He enjoys spending time with his family, reading and going on trips.

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