Dr. Ted Kersh
Dr. Ted Kersh lives to help Christians and pastors build their lives on the rock-solid teaching of the Bible. His passion comes from serving as a pastor for over 45 years. Ted has served in small rural churches to larger congregations in major cities. His experience has allowed him to understand the needs and desires of churches of all sizes.
Ted Kersh is known for expository preaching and his heart for true revival. His verse by verse approach to teaching the Bible is complemented by practical application. It has been said of Ted Kersh, “He preaches on Sunday what we can live by on Monday.” The ministry of Ted Kersh has taken him across the United States and around the world, including Brazil, Tanzania, Malawi, Myanmar and Guatemala. Dr. Kersh has preached in the largest Baptist church in Korea and served as camp pastor of the largest Christian youth camp in the world.
Following receiving his B.A. from Southeastern Oklahoma State University Dr. Kersh earned a master of divinity and a doctor of ministry from Luther Rice Seminary. In 1997 he received the Eagle Award for Excellence in Ministry, presented to Luther Rice graduates who have demonstrated exceptional church growth and effectiveness in ministry.
Following his service as a pastor Dr. Kersh developed Equipped By His Word, a ministry to encourage pastors and churches. This ministry is taking him to many churches to encourage and challenge God’s people with a deeper relationship to the Lord.
He and his wife Jerri have three children– Paul, Micah, and Rebekah– and ten grandchildren. In addition to teaching the Bible, Ted enjoys Ford Mustangs, reading, fishing, and hunting.
Jerri Kersh is a pastor’s wife, a grandmother, a musician, and Bible teacher. Her passion is to lead ladies in the joy
of serving the Lord.
Jerri grew up in a home where Jesus was honored. Her parents encouraged her to walk with God and love His word. Very early in her life she knew she would marry a preacher. Her pastor’s wife, who was also her piano teacher, set a wonderful example for Jerri to follow. Little did she know, when she met Ted Kersh, in High School, he would be the preacher she would marry.
In 1970 Jerri and Ted married and began a walk in ministry that has taken them all over the world. Jerri is an accomplished musician. But her greatest desire is to teach and live out God’s word. Her Bible teaching ministry has allowed her to teach classes in the local church. This ministry also includes retreats and other spiritual growth events for ladies. She is known for encouraging pastor’s wives and helping them enjoy the ministry of walking beside their preacher husbands.
Jerri is a vital part of Equipped By His Word. She joins Ted as they travel to churches of all sizes. She teaches and encourages ladies through a deeper understanding of the word of God.
One of her joys is being “Grammy” to ten amazing grandchildren.