Jerrica - This is my story!
My story begins at home where most stories do. I was not raised in a Christian home. My mother and father divorced twice while I was growing up. My childhood was less than par, but it all changed when I was invited to youth group one night. I went out of boredom and to escape my home life. I kept coming back week after week and God began to soften my heart. I received my first Bible, knelt in my bedroom and prayed with it that God would come into my heart and forgive me of my sins. My life changed instantly. I had felt like God had picked me up by the back of my shirt and saved me from a life of destruction and set my feet upon His path for me. I was on the brink of falling into the ways of the world when Jesus came into my heart.
I graduated Youth Group and then became complacent in my walk with Christ. I wasn’t practicing the spiritual disciplines and therefore, I wasn’t growing. I was a Christian but had not given Jesus my all. Our church began to read some books that challenged me spiritually. It was like I had awaken from a spiritual coma. The deeper I went, the more of Christ’s presence I felt. Something began to change in me, and I was hungry for more. I was being mentored a little by my Pastor and talking to him about my spiritual life and he suggested a minister’s license for me and my husband. I knew my husband would be excellent in the ministry because it was practically his pedigree as his father and grandfather were Nazarene Ministers. I, on the other hand, was feeling like I didn’t deserve to be a Pastor. I felt like I wasn’t good enough. God had his way, I was called to the ministry and then sanctified entirely. I ran from the calling but said yes and began with Nazarene Bible College.
I am now the Senior Pastor of a new Parent Affiliated Church called the Lighthouse. I also co-pastor with my husband, Jared at our home church. I have been called to Pastoral Counseling and Church Planting. I praise the name of the one that calls me, beloved.
Pastor Jerrica Govin
109 N Garfield St.
Lynn, IN 47355