Jerry and Denise have been married for over 45 years and for 25 years they co-directed The Father’s Heart Intensive Christian Counseling Ministry. They both grew up in the same rural town in Michigan, and previously lived in Texas, Virginia, Georgia and now South Carolina.
Both Jerry and Denise completed Master's Degrees in Christian Counseling at Regent (CBN) University in Virginia Beach, with Jerry completing an additional Master's Degree in Theology, and Denise, a Post Master's Certificate with a Biblical Counseling emphasis.
They are certified as Prayer Counselors from the Elijah House School for the Ministry of Christian Counseling and hold Master's Degrees in Higher Education from Michigan State University. Prior to receiving the Lord's call on their lives to pastoral ministry, they both held teaching and administrative positions at the college and university level for twenty years. Jerry is also an ordained pastor.
Jerry and Denise reside in Greer, South Carolina (Greenville area) with their border collie, Skye. During their years of ministry they have counseled individuals and couples from across the United States and around the globe.