Jerry Massey

Profile Updated: January 4, 2010
Jerry Massey
Spouse/Partner: Pat Burke Massey
Occupation: Baptist Minister/Tennessee Baptist Convention
Children: Marilyn Massey Chauvin (Atlanta, GA) Husband:Todd; Children: Justin, Hayden

Melissa Massey More…Miles (Paris, TN)
Husband: Ricky; Child: Addison

Philip Massey (Paris, TN)
Wife: Annie Kate
Child: Hudson
Yes! Attending Reunion
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After graduating from Highlands, I graduated four years later with a B.A. from Howard Payne University, Brownwood, Texas. I then moved to Fort Worth earning a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. While in college I was President of the Baptist Student Union, member of "Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities," and voted "Outstanding Religious Edcation Major."

All of this is fine, but to tell you the truth the real accomplishment of my life was marrying the pride and joy of my life, my wife, Pat, even though she is a graduate of Robert E. Lee. During her time at Lee she was State Champion Typist in her junior year. Her interests were not sports so I am sure she was not in the stands when the basketball team played at Lee. We proudly have two daughters and one son who in turn have given us four wonderful grandchildren that "make our day."

Vocationally, I had the privilege of serving as a full-time pastor for 40 years until retirement. I pastored churches in Texas, Mississippi, and Tennessee. My last 15 years were spent as Senior Pastor of the the First Baptist Church, Paris, TN. Pastoring and preaching have been the passions of my life. Our worship services in Paris were broadcast on Charter Cable across western and middle Tennessee. I have been on 11 international mission trips to Brazil, Zimbabwe, Mexico, Venezuela, and London. I was President of the Tennessee Baptist Convention Executive Board and currently serve as a Cooperative Program Consultant for the Tennessee Baptist Convention traveling the state promoting our mission causes and raising money for such. I am also currently serving as an Interim Pastor of the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Cleveland, TN.

My wife, Pat, has worked for the last 15 years for the State of Tennessee Board of Paroles as a Board Member Administrative Assistant. Prior to this she served as Office Manager for the State of Mississippi Northern District District Attorney's Office, while I pastored First Bapitst Church, Oxford, MS...go Rebels! We lived at the entrance to Ole Miss, but my two teams will always be Texas and Tennessee.

My grandson Justin has continued my love for baseball and has been selected as a member of the Dizzy Dean World Series All-Tournament team when he was 8 and 9. He was also privileged to throw out the first ball at one of the Atlanta Braves opening week games (2009) throwing a perfect strike to the roar of the unsuspecting crowd who thought a 10 year old would bounce it to the plate. He was a World Series All Tournament pitcher. Maybe one of the others will take up basketball, also my passion during my Highland days.

We are pleased now to live in the beautiful mountains of Chattanooga and have located ourselves about halfway between grandchildren.

With the Hispanic influx throughout the south I can now enjoy the many Mexican food restaurants that we missed so much since leaving Texas in 1972. We have Mexican food at least three times a week...but not quite the Mex-Tex I crave.

My mother passed away but my father still lives in San Antonio and is 85 years old.

I have just recently (1/10) been diagnosed with prostate cancer and anticipate surgery sometime in the future (2010). God is good and all is well with me. I know He is in control.

God bless to all.

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Jan 07, 2018 at 9:34 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jerry hope you are doing well!

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It's your birthday week!!! Praying your year is overflowing with many unexpected blessings...and good health. Gods blessings on you...