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jerry's legacy

jerry's legacy lives on

Church Growth Specialist Dead at Age 60


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JERRY MILOM, 60-YEAR-OLD DEACON at Bethel FWB Church near Ashland City, Tennessee, died unexpectedly October 18, 2007, at the family-owned print shop. His ministry as a Sunday School growth specialist was featured in the article “Your Church Can Grow” in the October-November 2007 issue of ONE Magazine, along with his long-time friend Terry Forrest who coordinates the Pastoral Ministry program at Free Will Baptist Bible College.


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Jerry’s last out-of-state trip with Terry to conduct a church growth seminar was to First FWB Church in Dothan, Alabama. On the Sunday after his death, the church reported a nearly 40% increase in Sunday School, with 220 for worship. Twelve new members were enrolled in Sunday School and two people were saved.

Earlier, Jerry had provided Sunday School growth materials for an Arkansas church (First FWB Church in Batesville). On the Sunday after his death, Sunday School attendance surged from 101 to 170, with 202 for worship, 27 first-time visitors, and three conversions.

Jerry’s final growth campaign was at Bethel FWB Church where he served as Sunday School Superintendent. On the Sunday following his death, Bethel had four conversions and a groundswell of people stepping forward publicly, volunteering to fill the gap in the ranks. Seven days later, the Bethel Church had its second highest Sunday School attendance in history with 389 people and its highest-ever October average attendance. The 382 Sunday School mark was a 32% increase over the previous Sunday.


©2008 ONE Magazine, National Association of Free Will Baptists