Jerry W. Benge was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN. He is a graduate of Bob Jones University with both Bachelor of Arts and Master of Divinity degrees. He served for five years as a graduate-assistant in ancient languages at Bob Jones. He has also been certified by the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors and for several years has been involved in Biblical Counseling and Biblical Counseling training. Jerry served for seven years as a part of the training staff of the Faith Baptist Counseling Ministries in Lafayette, Indiana, has taught workshops at NANC regional and national conferences, and has more recently been involved in training pastors in Jamaica and Russia. Before coming to Michigan in 1995, he helped to plant two churches in Indiana from 1984-1995. Jerry is currently the Associate Pastor at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Roseville, MI.
Jerry and his wife, Kellie, a native of Akron, Ohio, have three children, Jeremy, Joel, and Karissa. Kellie, who has a degree in Home Economics Education, teaches Joel and Karissa at home as well as doing some substitute teaching at area charter schools. Jeremy is attending the J.P. Boyce College of the Bible to prepare for youth ministry.
Jerry enjoys reading, learning Russian, and following the fortunes of Kentucky Wildcats basketball.
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