Pastor Jerry Power Jr. grew up as a preacher’s kid in Irving, Texas. Following in the footsteps of two generations before him was never in his plans. However, God indeed saw things differently. After the loss of his mother to cancer in 1990, he felt the call of the Lord on his life and surrendered to the ministry. He began serving in his home church, Irving Baptist Temple, as Children and Youth Music Minister and Youth Minister. In addition he attended Rodger’s Baptist Bible Institute in Garland, Texas, completing 3 years of the program. During this time he was licensed, ordained and called to pastor Irving Baptist Temple after the retirement of his father.
In September 2002 the Lord moved the Power family to Pueblo, Colorado, where he pastored Antioch Baptist Church. Seeing the Lord grow and prosper the church there was a great time of growth for the Power family.
Throughout his life the Power family had been friends with Bro. Joe Wade who pastored Friendship Baptist Church for 38 years. Therefore, it was a great honor to be chosen by both God and the wonderful people of Friendship as their new pastor in June 2006.
Bro. Power and his wife Carrie married in 1995 and have 3 young children. His wife home schools their children as well as participates in both the music and women’s ministries of the church.
Bro. Power brings excitement and humor to the pulpit each service in addition to preaching expository sermons throughout the books of the Bible. His past experiences in carpentry and remodeling have been a great asset to the church as various remodeling projects have been completed on the property.
Friendship Baptist Church is a very special place. It is such a blessing to pastor such amazing people who love the Lord and His Church. Serving here is a joy and we all are looking forward to see what the Lord has in store in the future.