Dr. Jerry Vines is a native of Carrollton, Georgia. He was educated
at Mercer University (B.A.), New Orleans Theological Seminary (B.D.),
and Luther Rice Seminary (Th.D.).
He was elected president of the Alabama Pastors Conference
in 1976, and president of the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors
Conference for 197677. In addition, he served two terms as
president of the Southern Baptist Convention, 198890.
Dr. Vines has written numerous books on understanding Gods
Word and Christian living. His latest book, Power in the Pulpit:
How to Prepare and Deliver Expository Sermons, is particularly helpful
to todays pastor. Since 1982, he has served as the pastor
of First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida.
Jerry and his wife Janet have four children and five grandchildren.