Meet the Pastors
Jerry & June Groom
Jerry and June Groom are the pastors of First Assembly of God church in Kaufman,Texas. Jerry and June began their ministry at First Assembly as youth pastors in 1965. Shortly after Jerry joined the United States Army and was stationed in Frankfurt, Germany. June joined Jerry in Germany and they began to serve as fellowships leaders to the American forces stationed there. In 1968 they returned to the United States and attended college at Southwestern Assemblies of God University. Soon after graduation they served as associate pastor and later as pastor of Boulevard Assembly of God church in Fort Worth, Texas.
In 1976 Jerry felt a call to foreign missions and they returned to Germany and served as missionaries to the United States forces stationed in Germany. They also were asked to begin ministry in the military stockade in Mannheim, Germany and had a tremendous ministry to the men and women of the Armed Forces who found themselves locked up in prison.
Upon return to the United States Jerry became a chaplain in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and faithfully served there for 20 years. June also worked for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and served in many different capacities for 20 years.
Jerry and June feel as if they have come home to First Assembly and are excited about the growth of the church and are in the process of building an educational center.
Jerry and June have one daughter, Beth, who resides in Fort Worth, Texas.
Articles & Resources for Church Workers
Starting a Greeter Program
Four years ago I accepted the challenge of evangelism chairperson for our church. One of the first programs the pastor and I developed was the Sunday morning greeter program.
Motivating the Right Person into the Right Ministry
One of the greatest challenges for most leaders is selecting and motivating the right people into the right ministry positions in hopes of minimizing turnover and frustration. Even in the smaller church with limited personnel, it is important to coordinate people and ministry as much as possible.
“I TRIED, BUT NO ONE EVER CALLED ME”
“I tried, but no one ever called me” are painful words for a leader who has much work to do and not enough people willing to do it. These words are painful for the person who wanted to contribute, but was never called. These are also painful words for a person who is committed to helping people connect and contribute in meaningful ways within the church.