Pastor Hays, Senior Pastor

  • Hays Pastor Jerry is the Senior Pastor of St. Peter. He is blessed to lead a church with a school that is deeply committed to “Loving People, Serving the World.” His ministry career began as a volunteer in youth ministries at Peace Lutheran in Hurst, Texas. He then attended Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota leading him to serve Peace Lutheran in Antigo, Wisconsin and then St. John Lutheran in Mansfield, Texas as a Director of Christian Education specializing in youth ministry. He then attended Concordia Seminary seeking to serve as a pastor. He served as an Associate Pastor at Concordia Lutheran in Kirkwood, Missouri before coming to St. Peter. He has been married to Gretchen since 1990 and they have three sons, Caleb, Noah, and Nate. God called Caleb and Nate home early in their lives. Jerry, Gretchen, and Noah are all thankful for the promise that their loved ones are where we all long to be one day. As a result, Pastor Jerry is driven by the desire that all people have faith in Jesus as the source of forgiveness and eternal life! There is no greater way to love and serve others than through this promise given by Jesus.