Rev. Jerry Slye
General Superintendent & Pastor of the Hill Country Church
In 1982, I was enjoying early success in the accounting department of a large company. I was married, had two toddlers, a new house and a new car. Life was good! God shook my world when He made my call to full time ministry clear. Before I had time to allow the gravity of my calling to sink in I was the pastor of a small church in southeast Texas. That church was patient as I pursued my formal pastoral and theological education. I have been a full time senior pastor without interruption since that calling in 1982.
My pastoral philosophy is simple. In the words of my pastor Dad, feed the people and love the people. God charges me with the responsibility to preach the Word without compromise. When you believe the Word you cannot help but love the people. The people of the Bethel Methodist Church faithfully give and work to set me free to study and minister the Word in the pulpit, on the phone, in homes, in hospitals and anywhere I find an opportunity (Acts 6:1-4).
At the Bethel Methodist Church of the Hill Country the Word is alive and so are the hymns! Come join us!
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Scriptures: Luke 10:38-42, Mark 8:11-21
We serve God’s Holy Word!
Scriptures: I Kings 16:30-33, II Timothy 3:1-17
The fire of God’s Holy Spirit demonstrates that He is God alone!
Scriptures: John 10:27-30, Romans 8:35-39, I John 3:4-10
The promise of eternal security comes to everyone who will follow Jesus Christ by faith!
Scriptures: Deuteronomy 23:20-25, 24:5, II Peter 1:10
The marriage relationship is to be the centerpiece of human society because it reflects the centerpiece of eternity.
Luke 15: 1-32 God has great love for both “the lost” and “the found”.
God promised peace on earth only to those who surrender to Him and are on His side!
Ecclesiastes 11: 1-4 Galation 6: 4-10
There is a true and lasting blessing when we serve God through His word. This is something to be thankful for!
Scriptures: John 8: 31-36; I Corinthians 5: 6-9
God’s love always compels right action, as we surrender our heart to Jesus Christ.