Dysfunctional Years - Jerry was born 1956 in Inglewood, California. By the time he was in the sixth grade, Jerry started experimenting with alcohol, which led to a life of drug abuse by the seventh grade. In 1980, Jerry experienced approx. a one year period of sobriety , but shortly after he was back on his destructive behavioral patterns of drug and alcohol abuse until August 1989. During that year, and while going through an “almost” completed process of divorce (he was married in 1982), Jerry dedicated his life to Jesus Christ by His grace.
A New Direction - After a deeper resolve to God and His Word, Through Jesus Christ, Jerry’s marriage was restored, and eventually he went back to college while working in a warehouse managerial position for a large grocery company in Los Angeles, California. Jerry’s return to college was for the purpose of a God-ordained leading into full-time ministry. He served as a music director for 7 years, an associate Pastor for approximately 2 years and a Senior Pastor for over 20 years. He currently is the founder of Jerry Liversage Ministries, Inc., and a Commissioned Nazarene Evangelist along with serving as a bi-vocatioal Pastor in the Church of the Nazarene.
An Expanded Direction - In 2002-2003, he and his wife Holly, formed a 501(c)3 organization called Jerry Liversage Ministries, Inc. By 2003 Jerry and Holly began traveling, singing, and preaching as God continued to lead them into a continued passion for those lost and for those involved in the maze of drug and alcohol addictions. Jerry has authored and published a workbook called Responding 12-step Recovery, which is available through Christian book stores, Barnes and Noble along with Amazon. Jerry also has produced a DVD Video Teaching Series as a companion to the workbook.
By 2007 to the present, the ministry expanded to include Responding Recovery Ministries which has various facets to include food distribution and a television broadcast through Time Warner Cable Co. , which was eventually acquired by Spectrum Cable Co. However, after 13 years, this broadcast was removed from Spectrum’s broadcast format following their takeover from Time Warner Broadcasting.
As a result of this closure, the Lord led to begin a YouTube broadcast with the same Biblical recovery format. Two channels can now be viewed on YouTube and they are:
Jerry Liversage Ministries
Responding Recovery Ministries
These two new ventures are still in the beginning stages. As finances become more available, we hope to expand this media arena to advance the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
In addition, Jerry, Holly and their daughter Reanna, recorded and released a gospel CD called “Just Worship.” The CD is available through this ministry, along with their workbook and DVD Video Teaching Series.
Responding 12 step Recovery workbook is also available in Christian Bookstores, Barnes and Noble along with Amazon.
Today, Jerry and Holly spend their time as an Evangelist, a bi-vocational Pastor, speaking, singing, writing, starting small groups, feeding those in need, and spreading the good news of Jesus through their television programs.
Jerry's new book is entitled "Presence, Power and Purpose in a Lying World." The subtitle is "The Devils song of Seduction." This long awaited new publication will be availeable in the next few months (watch for announcement). This book hi-lightes a Biblical view of "Biblical Recovery" God's way vs. recovery through Secular Humanistic Phsycology.
Education - Jerry received his education at Cross Style International Ministries, Anaheim Christian College, Nazarene Bible College, Association of Christian Alcohol & Drug Counselors Institute, Breining Institute and New Gate College.
Jerry is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC), a Certified Drug and Alcohol Addiction Counselor (CDAAC), a Registered Addiction Specialist (RAS) and is a Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor (CATC). He is part of California Consortium of Addictions Programs Professional and holds a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) credential along with a Certified Addiction Specialist (CAS) credential. He also holds a Masters of Biblical Addiction Counseling and a Doctorate of Biblical Addiction Counseling.
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