was recently was able to view The Decision, where do I begin with this?
makes you think and think hard about the everyday decisions you make and the
possible repercussions behind them.
great story of good vs. evil. To me it will make you think about your salvation
if you have not yet accepted Him as Lord and at the same time if you have
accepted Him I believe The Decision will bring you that much closer to our
Lord. Like it did me.
Boyce, Suffolk VA (Craig passed away 5/3/14)
Jerry West is anointed! His no non-sense approach to
teaching and preaching the Word of God is both refreshing and
rejuvenating. Jerry's personal testimony had a profound effect in raising
the level of faith of our congregation. Every emotion was felt and our
spirit man lifted as he proclaimed with zest and vigor that Jesus
Christ is Lord regardless of our present circumstance or situation. The
Body of Christ will be built up unto a more perfect man when having Jerry West
Ministries come to your church!
Merton L. Clark, Pastor Truth Revealed Ministries, Inc. Palm Bay, FL. www.truthrevealed.org
Warm Greetings in the Precious and Wonderful name of Jesus!
Thank you for your ministry here this past weekend. Your message to our men on
Saturday and to our entire congregation this morning was nothing short of
outstanding. You were well received and a blessing to all. Again, Thanks!
Lynna and I enjoyed our time of fellowship with you and are looking forward to
doing more ministry and fellowship again in the future.
In His Service,
Bill Roberts Senior Pastor
Christ Chapel Woodbridge, VA www.christchapel.org
This letter is to recommend Jerry West. Jerry worked
with me for 7 years as apart of Strike Force International. During that
time he submitted himself to a learning agenda as a man of God, not only to
personally grow and develop himself, but to rise above being an individual
contributor through the use of his God given gifts and talents, but he became a
team player with my organization.
Strike Force traveled extensively throughout the United States of America and in different parts
of the world helping local churches to reach beyond its doors to the local community
and particularly the public schools of America. Team Strike Force
became an extension of the local church as an evangelistic tool and arm into
the marketplace and literally hundreds of thousands of people were impacted by
the gospel of Jesus Christ. Jerry not only worked as a Team member, but
helped to organize large and small events and eventually became one of the team
leaders. During his 7 years of distinguished service with Team Strike
Force, he proved himself as a man of God, a faithful husband and father and
minister of the gospel.
Several years ago, Jerry received a diagnosis that no one
ever wants to hear…Cancer of the worst kind…blood cancer. God has
miraculously touched him and now through personal and professional brokenness
he has been qualified by God to bring hope where there is no hope.
From his experience as a well-traveled evangelist who not
only worked with a team, but helped churches all over America to reach people
beyond the reach of most church cultures and programs…to NOW, a walking
miracle, God has given this man of God an arsenal of life experience to help
any church, anywhere fulfill the Great Commission.
I whole-heartedly encourage you to consider utilizing Jerry
West to inspire the brokenhearted, encourage the down trodden and proclaim the
good news of Jesus Christ to the captive. You will not be
disappointed. More than a professional preacher, Jerry is authentic with
a simple message and powerful testimony of God’s power. Please feel free to
call on me personally and if you would like to know more about who I am and
what we are doing to advance God’s Kingdom at Elevate
in Frisco, Texas, visit our website www.elevatelife.com
Thank you for your time and consideration of Jerry West.
Everyday with Excellence,
Pastor Keith A. Craft Lead Pastor, Elevate Life Church
We recently invited Jerry West to spend a rather lengthy
morning with us
where he ministered in both a Breakfast for Champions and the Sunday morning
worship service. He was definitely ready for the challenge. The
he was with us was many years ago when he was leading the Strike Force team.
Just briefly what I want to say is that Jerry really does want to be
what I'll describe as a stimulant to help the Body of Christ grow into her
full potential. Each local Church or part of the Body of Christ is a
unique because of culture, background and even in the specific way in which
they represent Christ to the community. I have seen first hand Jerry's
desire to see what God is doing in a place and simply get behind that and
push in that direction. He can be a tremendous catalyst to minister to
personal needs of people as well as speaking a timely message corporately.
He isn't the type of person to just come and do his thing, although he
could. He's really concerned about people. What I've mentioned here
few ingredients I feel are important and that people are searching for
today. If you're looking for or need a spark of some sort - or wanting
someone to come who really cares about the Lord and his people. Then,
is that type of person. Growing ever closer to the Lord and moving ahead
to the next level is what Jerry is seeking personally and that heart simply
spreads to wherever he ministers.
James Yoder Lead Pastor, Berlin
Christian Fellowship, Berlin
Jerry West is a person of excellence and brings a message of
freedom to the Body of Christ. Your congregation will be encouraged to
believe God for the impossible and to reach for their God given destiny.
Jerry is passionate, prophetic and powerfully anointed to move in the gifts
of healing and revelation. He is an accomplished speaker and author using
motivational techniques to empower people to move from where they are into
the place God wants them to be."
Kevin R. Bishop, Sr. Pastor Cornerstone
Community Church, Wisconsin
Rapids, WI www.rapidschurch.com
Jerry West Ministries comes with a powerful blend of
knowledge and experience gleaned from a wide variety of secular and
In the seventeen years that I have been acquainted with
Jerry, he has lived out his faith both in and out of the spotlight. Jerry and
Valerie are real people
who have experienced not only “green pastures”, but also “the valley of the
shadow of death”, and they have learned how to fight fear.
Their compassion for the needs of others and their practical
approach to motivating the believer to find and fulfill his purpose are key
ingredients that make their ministry so effective.
When Jerry has ministered in the local church, he has always
been submissive to the individual preference of the pastor.
He is always a blessing to the church body as he both
seriously and humorously inspires and challenges the people through the
preaching of the Word of God and
sharing his personal experiences. We always look forward to Jerry coming to
I can highly recommend Jerry West Ministries to you and your
Jeff Krist Lead Pastor
Imlay City, MI www.gatewayassembly.com
Greetings in the wonderful name of Jesus Christ, our Lord
Thank you, Brother, for your ministry of God's Holy
Word. The congregation readily received your instruction and were blessed
by your testimony of God's healing power. I especially appreciated your
humble spirit and servant's heart which you exhibited, even as you preached the
Word with authority. God bless you.
Your friend in Christ,
Grant Thigpen, Senior Pastor New Hope Ministries Naples Florida
"I have been blessed to know Jerry West for 18 years.
His ministry truly speaks for itself. I have heard many evangelists speak but
few produce the fruit that Jerry's ministry has. A Pastor's worst nightmare is
handing over the pulpit to someone they are unsure about. I am never hesitant
to hand mine to Jerry. I highly recommend Jerry West along with his wife
Valerie for any ministry opportunity."
Pastor Matt Thrasher Crossroads Church, Belton Texas www.crcbelton.com
It was a pleasure to have Jerry West minister in our church
recently. His candor, humor, and miraculous recovery from cancer kept even the
teen population in absolute attention.
If you have opportunity to host this powerful ministry in
your church, I would absolutely encourage you to do so! Your church will
benefit tremendously from this man’s ministry.
Pastor Dennis Miller, co pastor Cathedral of the
Palms, Corpus Christi Texas
I recently invited Jerry West to hold four day's of special
meetings at our church, River of Life Christian Fellowship, Durant, Oklahoma. It
was a great time of ministry and moving of the Lord. Jerry is dear friend of
our's and has been for many years. He has always ministered very
effectively and sincerely for the Lord. Jerry is such a joy to be around
and our people love him. I highly recommend him to minister. I know
that he will bless any church congregation and affiliations etc. are not a
hindrance to him. He comes from a long line of ministers and is sensitive to
the issues that pastors have concerns about. It is my privilege to say he is my
friend, but especially, he is committed to, and in touch with the Lord
In His Love and Service
Rev Douglas R. Lott II Founder and Senior Pastor River
of Life Christian Fellowship, Durant OK
Jerry West is a man after God’s own heart... What a pleasure to have Jerry and
his beautiful wife Valerie be a part of our Church Family. His testimony
and the word from his heart are inspiring, and challenge some of the traditions
of men that many of us walk in. Mark 7:8-9 You have let go of the
commands of God and are holding on to the traditions of men." And he
said to them: "You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in
order to observe your own traditions! Your congregation/family will be
encouraged, blessed, and challenged by the words from his heart. I fully
agree with those who say that he is powerfully anointed to move in the gifts of
healing and revelation.
Van Sowerby, Sr. Pastor, Fairlawn
Fort Pierce, Florida
We recently had Pastor Jerry West here at Voice For Jesus
Church and he brought a great word from the Lord. Our people were really
blessed by his visit. I was truly inspired. He gave his testimony
about how the Lord completely healed him of terminal cancer. It was really a
great morning at the church. He gave an invitation for prayer and
everyone except four people came forward. I have never seen that happen.
Every chair was empty. And he prayed for all the people. I look forward to
having him back. If you are thinking of having him at your church I am
sure that you and your people will be blessed. He and his lovely wife showed
great respect and integrity for my position as Pastor. There is no
reason you would regret having him. So if you are considering it I would highly
recommend Pastor Jerry West.
Pastor Wayne Cochran Sr Pastor, Voice For Jesus Church
Rev. Jerry West preached at my church last Sunday, August
3rd, 2008. His sensitivity to the Holy Spirit's leading was very evident by the
subject of his message the Spirit gave him. That credential alone of intensive
listening to God for His truth is one Godly quality, among many others, that is
prompting me today to recommend Pastor West to your fellowship as a guest
pastor-teacher. I and our church heartily commend this dear brother and his
wife Valerie to you for your prayerful consideration before God as to His
leading in using Jerry and Valerie within their anointed ministry, Jerry
I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you
coming to Polk County FL
to speak at our Faith Leader’s breakfast. The feedback we have received has
been great; we truly enjoyed meeting you and hearing your presentation. Again,
thank you so much for helping us make a difference here in Polk County Florida.
There should be more people like you!
Terri Chambers, Healthy Start Coalition, Winter Haven FL
In memory of Pastor Jack Hart
Jerry West’s message is both timely and dynamic; he is
anointed as he shares his heart with the congregation. Jerry needs to be heard
all over this nation; it will certainly bring hope and encouragement to
everyone, everywhere, especially those who are in a crisis situation. Your
congregation will be challenged to reach toward God with renewed hope and more
Jack E. Hart, Sr. Pastor New Hope Ministries, Vero Beach, Florida
The drama 'The
Decision' with Jerry West that my church participated in was an awesome
experience. My dad whom is not a Christian was very impressed with the play and
the message that it brought across. Hopefully this will change his life! I
played a woman whose son kills his step-dad. This was a very dramatic piece to
the drama. The woman and her son find salvation. I'm thankful to have been part
of this drama with Jerry West’s' direction and help. I believe that it is very
powerful and soul-winning.
what this world needs!
Walker, Lawrenceburg, KY
the dates of July, 18th thru the 20th, I was given the privilege and honor of
working with one of the greatest men of God that I have ever known. On these dates,
a cast was trained to act out a realistic war that has been going on between
God and Satan since the beginning of time. The setting is in today’s society
with the violence that happens on a daily basis. Jerry has been given a great
gift in recognizing the truth and seeing the light in what's happening.
Everyday we are given a decision on what we should do and everyday we have a
voice to listen to. Who we decide to listen to is up to us.
The drama is The Decision. A father is faced with deciding whether he should
change his ways for the good and listen to Christ Jesus. He fails and listens
to the deceiver known as Satan. In the end he is shot and killed by his stepson
and is greeted by Satan and his legion of demons in Hell. Another in the drama
is also sent to Hell for making poor decisions. A young girl is lying on her
deathbed after a bad decision to have an abortion. She is given a word by a
saint of Christ and chooses to follow Christ. She then dies and goes on to be
with Jesus in heaven.
The drama is a reality brought to life from the perspective of Jesus and Satan
in a way to awake today’s society. We should realize that we fight a spiritual
battle, as well as, a physical one daily. Listen to God’s voice and do not
allow Satan to deceive us. This drama was powerful and meaningful to all that
came out to see it and take part in it. Seeds were planted and lives were
changed along with my own.
Walker, Lawrenceburg KY
Participating in this production was very eye-opening.
Especially, playing a pregnant teenager in a community with such a high teen
pregnancy rate. So many girls and women are living that reality today! This
play is an awesome reminder that we don’t have to live with the pain,
humiliation, and shame of our mistakes. Our God is a god of love and
forgiveness. And, in the end, His opinion of you is the ONLY one that matters.
“He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to
repentance.” He wants what is best for you, and every human being needs His
grace. Thank you, Jerry, for your obedience in your ministry. Keep on doing
what you’re doing! Please, never stop being the tool that you are in God’s
kingdom. It’s making a difference. Also, a big “Thanks” to Trinity Church of
God for inviting Open
to help spread The Word.
Emily Brewer, Frankfort
Well the decision is really great drama it brought me closer
to the people at my church and it made an impact on me and to the community. I
thought it was really great and I wish I could rehearse the play every day an
keep doing it was really great seeing people get saved and people making the
decision to change theirs and other people life’s.
Mathew Kuhn, Lawrenceburg
drama "The Decision" is fantastic! It really shows modern day time
scenarios, very realistic! The drama hits home to people and changes their
lives. You have to make a decision in your life if you want to live your life
for God or live your life for the Devil. I personally was in this drama and it
makes you think about your relationship with God. It made me want to get closer
to God and made my faith stronger. It felt great to be apart of this drama and
to watch people come and give their hearts to The Lord. It's truly a soul
winning drama! This is the most powerful drama I have ever seen or participated
in. The drama relates to old and young men and women. This drama will impact
and change your life but the reality is, we ALL have to make "The Decision
Carpenter, Lawrenceburg KY
went to see "The Decision" last Saturday night in Lawrenceburg, Ky.
I just want you to know that we enjoyed the play. There are not many ministries
that will take the point of view of the Devil and use it to make a valid point.
Seems like the only thing preached these days is the "feel good" stuff
that brings in money for the ministries. They spread the message: Oh everyone
is going to heaven...God is pleased with everyone and everything. Well that is
not true and it is not biblical and "The Decision" proves that point.
No one wants to preach on hell, Satan and sin this day in age. It's not
"popular sermons" so most preachers shy away from it (and they are
not doing us any favors by doing so)."The Decision" makes valid
points all through the play. Points that are for the modern times. Heaven is real
and Hell is real too. A decision must be made before we leave Earth. Jerry West
is trying to get people to make the right decision so we can all be with our
Lord and Savior forever.
closing, I would like to say that Jerry West played "Satan" very
well. He made the emotion rise up in me at some points during the play that I
would have liked to have smacked his head off his shoulders (Satan's head, that
is, not Jerry's...LOL). The play kept my attention the whole time. At the end,
when Jesus comes out victorious (as we all know will really happen), I just
wanted to cheer and Praise God! I had already made my decision 10 years ago.
But for someone who is lost, this play is a good reminder to them that they
need to make their decision too as time is running out. The night I attended
the play, two souls were saved. That is what it is all about folks! Thank you
Jerry for coming all the way to Lawrenceburg,
KY! We wish you the best in
everything you do and with your ministry. Keep on keeping on brother! May God
bless you today and always!
Monroe, Lawrenceburg KY
think it is a great drama it hits people where they live with what's going on
in our world and society. It would be worthwhile for people and churches to
come out and see this drama for themselves, it would be an eye opener to the
old and the young alike. It was one of the greatest dramas we have attended.
Let them make the right " Decision".
and Tammy Carpenter, Lancaster
I had the
wonderful opportunity to help out and perform in "The Decision" and
it was fantastic!
Impact Church is a firm
believer that God is in the arts. He created it! I believe that we can use the
arts to reach people and tell stories in ways that maybe they didn't understand
before. It's a beautiful and effective way to evangelize to our community. It
was such a pleasure to work with Jerry West and together we touched the lives
of many on Easter Sunday. Can't wait to do another one!
In 24 years of ministry, I’ve seen
ministries come and go.
I’ve seen many grow big and fast
and die just the same. Partnering with a constant and stable ministry is a
privilege and a joy. JWM (Jerry West Ministries) is one of those. With a pure
heart to reach people for Christ and encourage pastors and churches, JWM
successfully accomplishes its mandate through preaching and teaching God’s word
and edifying and training church leaders.
One of their main tools in their arsenal is “The Decision.” “The Decision” is a
theatrical presentation written and produced by Jerry and Valerie West. It’s an
“in your face,” realistic presentation of decisions that effect our place in
eternity. By using congregants as actors, JWM utilizes congregational
involvement in evangelism and soul winning. It becomes a win – win for you
Pastor Manny Rivera, Impact Church - Miami, Florida www.impact_church.tv
In 2010 and 2011 I had the privilege of playing the role of
Jesus in The Decision. It was such an honor to be a part of this ministry not
only because of the lives that we saw changed but for the personal impact it
had on my life. It felt good to throw the devil in the floor - literally, haha
- but I also gained such confidence in who Christ is in me! Thank you, Jerry
West, for affording me this opportunity!
May God continue to bless you and your ministry abundantly!
Ben Martin, Navarre FL
Jerry, It was good to see you after all those years.
I really enjoyed working with you then and I enjoyed working with you now. Your
show ' THE DECISION' is very powerful and enlightening. You left no stone
unturned as you dealt with many problems we face on a daily basis. Jerry, you
are truly anointed and your show is awesome. Everyone should be able to see
I have been saved for many years
now, and saw "The Decision" for the first time at Homstead Baptist
last week. I have never seen a production quite like this. Not a day goes by
that I don't think of it and some of the emotions that I have had. It is
definitely a must see if you want to see the real you. I can't thank you enough
for coming to our church.
Ayers, Kannaoplis NC
West's The Decision is a timely and relative production with what is going on
in today's society. It demonstrates how easily and quickly the devil can sneak
into our lives. The Decision can save lives and shows how easy it is to allow
Jesus Christ to be the Lord of your life. Every person over the age of
accountability needs to see this production. WHAT A BLESSING.
CFO of Between His Shoulders Ministries & Co Pastor of True Life Assembly
of God Patterson GA
"Jerry West is a breath
of fresh air even to someone like myself who has been pastoring for 40 years.
As pastors, we often meet people who are talented but have an ego the size of Texas.
Jerry is intelligent, yet
humble. He is talented, but he is also cooperative, easy to get along with,
unassuming, and undemanding. Jerry has gone through the test of time and come
out a winner.
Jerry West is driven to
expose Satan and expand the kingdom
of God, building your
ministry in the process. I urge you to open the doors of your house to him and
have The Decision or the
"Full Armor of God
Conference" soon. You will not be disappointed. His presentations are
powerfully impactful, as well as informational, and inspirational. He will have
a profound affect on your congregation, young and old alike. I am honored, not
only to call Jerry a co-laborer in the harvest, but a dear friend. If you have
any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.
Yours In His Exciting
Dr. Barry Lee Weddle"
Thank you for bringing the drama "The
Decision" to our church (Real Life Church,
I work in the media dept. of our church and watching the drama, and working the
camera and other things, I really loved it each night I watched it. I still
even watching the video afterwards would tear up each time and cheer on Jesus
at the end. And the 50 plus people who were saved during the 3 day performance
was the reason for the drama after all. May GOD bless you and keep on bringing
the word out to others. We are looking to see you again possible next year to
bring this great drama to others to see. I just watched the video again and the
spirit was there and tears and praise came over me. Again thank you for
the Lead Pastor at GateWay, I conducted an “Interview with the Devil” in one of
our Sunday night services. That service
turned out to be one of the most memorable one in my almost 13 years of
ministry at the church. The interview was so engaging and dynamic – from his
voice to his look – that our people our still talking about it. They tell me
they wished they had brought relatives and friends with them as it helped them
so much to understand better what satan is all about.
would recommend to any church having Jerry West with you to do “Interview with
the Devil” without any reservation. It will be a time that you and your church
will not forget!
Jeff Krist, Lead Pastor
GateWay Imlay City, MI
This production makes all
others look like a sixth grade Sunday school skit!
Pastor Dale Wommack, Cathedral of the Palms, Corpus Christi TX
Hi Pastor Jerry,
I just wanted to extend another thank you to you and your wife for coming and
ministering to 180 with "The Decision." I know that some of the
students didn’t take it seriously, but I also know that many of them did. Again
Thank you for coming and ministering and I pray that God will continue to bless
you and your wife with this wonderful powerful ministry...
Carlee Baker- Riverside
FL Drama Coordinator
Growing up in church, I just wanted to say to you, that the message portrayed
"THE DECISION" is
unlike any I have ever seen. The power and the story that is conveyed to us
through you and the church is amazing. I believe you got it right on. That
which we cannot see is in a battle for our soul every second. Thank you for
looking at things from the "other" side to let us see how it
"really" is....Great Work !!
Lisa Barron -Columbus GA
As I sat watching the
Decision I am convinced that as Christians that we need to activate our Faith
even the more. We have allowed the devil to come into our churches,
homes, circumstances, and situations and take control. When the devil in
this play stated the things he was going to do, and after that statement
he said and there is nothing you can do about it. It stirred up
something in me. As Christians we must stand up for Christ in our
everyday life so that others maybe drawn to Christ just by the way we live
or what we say.
In the play the devil said
'yes they prayed but never once did they bind the devil out'. It's true
we pray for the Lord to get us out of the circumstances but we fail to
bind the devil out in Jesus' name.
This is an excellent play and
I believe that those who have not excepted Christ in their lives after watching
this they will make the right decision.... That is excepting our Lord and
Saviour Jesus Christ into their lives.
Sherry Brown, Titusville FL
After watching the Decision I
am convinced that this play demonstrated real life applications of genuine
situations in ones everyday life. The devil is a liar & the father of
it, but this play showed us how cunning, persuasive & deceitful
he is & it shows us how weak & faithless we are when we are placed in
certain circumstances and forget or refuse to trust God. This
play will help us to build a closer relationship with our Lord & Savior
Jesus Christ & prompt the non-believer to be saved & accept Jesus
Christ as their Lord & personal Savior. May God continue to richly bless
you and yours in this wonder & excellent presentation.
I am without a doubt
convinced that those who would truly watch this play will indeed make the right
Walter Brown, Jr. Titusville FL
Pastor Jerry was awesome. It scares me to see Pastor Jerry made up like
that, but I know the man behind the make up, he’s a wonderful person. God
choose the right person to teach his word. Awesome, awesome, awesome!
Machelle Darley, Vero Beach
Thank you for bringing your
play, "The Decision" to our church in Port Charlotte. A few weeks
before the play, we met with the family of a 20 year old girl who was pregnant
with twins that went into a coma and never recovered. I was able to use a scene
in the play to comfort the family. Two teen boys were in a serious car accident
where the driver lost his life. The police believe they were out drinking
alcohol and driving. The impact of decisions is fresh in our minds.
The play truly opened the eyes of both Christians and non-Christians to the
real struggle between good and evil over decisions we make every day. Your
portrayal of Satan's slick and seductive invitation to decide on his team is
excellent. No one left the play unaware.
However, we did not leave defeated or overwhelmed either. The triumph of Jesus
Christ was so superbly demonstrated by Scott, who is one of our young adult
This young man has stood for Christ even with discouragement and all kinds of
We were all blessed to see
the confidence and strength rise in him as he represented our Lord.
Jerry, the opportunity for so
many of our members to work together and use their gifts in this way was a huge
benefit to our church. In fact, that's one of the key reasons why we are
doing the play again later this month. We are better prepared to use the play
as a outreach tool for reaching lost souls in our community.
Thanks again to you and Valerie; we will see you soon.
Pastor Peter Burnett
Port Charlotte International Church