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Jerry Newman

Southcrest Baptist Church

Lubbock, Texas

MA - Liberty University

Ed.S - Liberty University

DWS - Liberty University

MARS - East Texas Baptist University

MABS - East Texas Baptist University

BM - East Texas Baptist University

Dr. Jerry Newman has served in ministry for more than 35 years. His experience includes working with churches from 75 to 8000 in weekly attendance. He has been blessed to serve churches in Texas, Colorado, and California, as well as, serving as church growth and worship consultant for the Colorado Baptist Convention. While serving in California, Jerry served as church growth and worship pastor with Dr. David Jeremiah at Shadow Mountain Community Church and undergraduate/online dean for Southern California Seminary. Presently, Dr. Newman serves as Executive Pastor of Worship and Media at Southcrest Baptist Church in Lubbock, Texas. Educationally, he has earned the M.A. (Worship Studies), Ed.S. (Educational Leadership) and Doctor of Worship Studies from Liberty University, also earning, two master’s degrees from Southern California Seminary (M.A. Religious Studies and M.A. Biblical Studies) and a Bachelor of Music (Vocal Performance) from East Texas Baptist University. His passion is the development of pastoral leadership in the lives and ministry of worship leaders. In fact, his dissertation entitled, “The Worship Pastor’s Need for Pastoral Leadership Development,” specifically considered needed elements of leadership development for worship pastors. He and his beautiful wife, Sally, have been married for more than thirty years. God has blessed them with three daughters, two sons-in-law, and four granddaughters. Jerry enjoys ministry, spending time with family, fishing, bird hunting, watching football, and grilling.