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Jerry Nance is one of those rare individuals who cross our path all too infrequently, yet our lives are powerfully impacted for having known them. He has all the impressive academic qualifications: a B.S. in Christian Ministry from Southwestern College, his Masters in Counseling from Barry University, and a PhD in Philosophy, Leadership and Education with a specialization in Counseling from Barry University, but that's not who Jerry Nance is. The one word which best describes Jerry is "servant."

Whether as an associate pastor or the senior pastor of a local church, or Crusade Associate for David Wilkerson, the founder of Teen Challenge, Jerry has lived out Christ's example of servant leadership. His compassion for those who struggle with drug addiction compels him to develop multiple inner city outreaches and now to assist the leadership for centers in various countries around the world. He continues to serve on regional and national boards and in 2007 was elected President and CEO of Global Teen Challenge. 

Beginning with his leadership as Executive Director of Teen Challenge of Florida / Georgia in 1991, this ministry has grown to twelve centers in Florida, four in Georgia as well as expanding into Missouri and South Carolina, caring for over 1200 boys, girls, men and women.

Jerry and his wife Libby are proud to be the parents of three grown children and seven grandchildren.