Baptist Clergyman; denominational leader.   Born– September 22, 1937, in Carrollton, Ga. Parents– Clarence and Ruby  Vines.  Married– Janet Denney, December, 17, 1961. Children– Four. Education– Mercer University, B.A.; New Orleans Seminary, B.D.; Luther Rice Seminary, Th.D. Pastor, West Rome Baptist Church, Rome, Ga; Dauphin Way Baptist Church, Mobile, Ala.; First Baptist Church (3rd largest in SBC), Jacksonville, Florida, 1982-2006.  Founded Jerry Vines Ministries after his retirement from the active pastorate.   President, Alabama Pastors Conference; Southern Baptist Pastor’s Conference; Southern Baptist Convention. Awarded status of pastor emeritus by First Baptist Church of Jacksonville on his retirement in 2006.


C. Jerry Vines, Jacksonville, Fla.


Family Fellowship. Dallas; Crescendo Pub., 1976.

Fire in the Pulpit. Nashville; Broadman, 1977.

God Speaks Today; a Study of I Corinthians. Grand Rapids, Mich.; Zondervan, 1979.

Great Events in the Life of Christ. Wheaton, Ill.; Victor Books, 1979.

“I Shall Return”-Jesus. Wheaton, Ill.; Victor, 1977.

Interviews With Jesus. Nashville; Broadman, 1981.

Power in the Pulpit.  Moody, 1999.

Pursuing God’s Own Heart; Lessons from the Life of David.  Broadman and Holman, 2003.

Spirit Life;  Experience the Power, Excitement, and Intimacy of God’s Shaping Hand.  Broadman and Holman, 1998.