Jerry Roberts was born and raised in Manchester, a small country community outside Detroit, Texas. He grew up with the life of raising cows, chickens and horses. Because his parents were divorced during his early childhood years, he was raised around his grandparents and brought up in church. After graduating from Detroit high school in the year 2000, Jerry left for Iowa where he attended college to play football only to return to Texas after breaking his arm during a game and completely giving up on life. Being filled with anger and disappointment he began a life of drugs, alcohol and gang violence, which led to a life of imprisonment for five years and 6 months.
Today, Jerry is fully surrendered to Christ and is happily married to his wife Leslie Roberts. They reside in Bogata, Texas along with their son Jaden. They are members of Calvary Chapel, Paris Texas where Jerry is an Elder and leads a prison ministry known as CCPM. He is employed with Cal-Maine Foods, Red River complex as the Maintenance Manager.
A Guiding Light for the Community
In June, 2019 Jerry posted a video on facebook titled “Protesting isn’t going to change anybody, only Jesus Christ can change hearts” that went viral and received more than 4.8 million views. Since then, doors have opened for him to be a guest speaker on podcasts and radio stations. He has shared the gospel through his testimony at over 100 churches/in-person events and was recently interviewed by Michelle Wilson of CBN. His personal testimony will be aired September 28, 2021.