Meet Becky and Jerry
I have asked fellow servants like yourself both nationally and internationally what is today’s greatest challenge in the pastorate. Their responses were unanimous, “Ministering to the needs of the various family structures in their churches.” Intact families. Single parent families. Separated families. Youth. College/Career. Parents of teens. Senior citizens. Widows/Widowers. All these groups come under the umbrella called – FAMILY.
In 1993, the Jerry Drace Evangelistic Association introduced a new segment of our ministry – HOPE for the HOME. It is designed to help the pastor in his ongoing challenge of ministering to the most important unit in society – the FAMILY.
From my BS in pre-Med at Union University, to my MDiv, in New Testament-Pastoral Care at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, to my DMin, in Evangelism and Spiritual Development at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, I have maintained an intense interest in reaching the families in our revivals and crusades. Dr. James Dobson, President Emeritus of Focus on the Family, encouraged me to continue this unique ministry to the church along with scores of pastors with whom we have worked. Becky has her MSW from Union University. Her insights and teachings are a vital part of this special weekend conference called HOPE for the HOME.
We have conducted approximately 300 HOPE for the HOME CONFERENCES throughout the United States and Great Britain. Follow up evaluations from pastors report of marriages being restored, parents and their teens communicating, divorced individuals finding the strength to forgive and the power to heal, teenagers bringing their friends to Jesus, singles discovering God’s plan for their lives, and senior saints recommitting themselves to serve God in various ministries.
The Hope for the Home Weekend was a huge success.
I believe everyone who attended gained a lot of biblical insights that will improve marriages and family relationships. Jerry and Becky are two of the finest people we have ever had for any conference. They were both very articulate and they immediately connected with us and I believe that is because we felt at ease with them starting with the Friday night session.Personally I liked the multiple venues offered since they related to every age group.I felt it was neat that we had couples who had been married from a year to sixty-three years in the first session. In the Youth Rally Saturday night we had two young men accept Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. Jerry spoke on the subject “The Power of Touching” Sunday night and it was a beautiful sight to see people going all over the Worship Center reaching out to touch others and telling them how much they loved one another. Becky really connected with the mothers and women in our church. She is a very gifted teacher. We look forward to the Draces return.” Cliff Mayton, senior pastor, Memorial Baptist Church, Spring, TX