Pastor Jerry D. Herron hails from the city of Warren, Ohio, the 7th of 11 children born to District Missionary Lethonia Herron and the late Peter C. Herron. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and also attended Central Michigan University and Saginaw Valley Bible Institute concentrating on studies in Business and Church Administration. Pastor Herron was certified in Production and Inventory Management by obtaining CPIM accreditation from the American Production and Inventory Control Society. He has also participated in numerous other professional societies including the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, The National Society of Black Engineers, The American Chemical Society, and the National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers. As a community activist, Pastor Herron has had active involvement with several community efforts such as Adopt-a-School programs and mentorships aimed at improving the efficacy of diverse students in the areas of science and math. He has almost 30 years of experience in Corporate America with top Fortune 500 companies.
Pastor Herron was converted at an early age and his growth as a Christian was nurtured under the auspices of his late grandfather Supt. David Howard Sr., Pastor of St. James COGIC in Warren, Ohio. His spiritual and ministerial development was further sharpened by his association and participation in numerous successful ministries including those of the late Bishop Marvin C. Pryor, Saginaw, Michigan, the late Bishop William Morgan James, Cincinnati, Ohio, Bishop Shelton Bady, Houston, Texas, Bishop Bobby Hilton, Cincinnati, Ohio and his current covering Bishop David L Herron, Warren, Ohio. He has served the church in numerous capacities including associate pastor, church administrator, Trustee, Sunday School Superintendent, Christian Education Director, conference seminar instructor, Altar Workers and Follow-up Ministry Coordinator, Jurisdictional Platform Chairman, and many others. God is the only person he loves more than his loving wife Sharon and their three children Kiana, Kourtney, and Kedrin.