Jerry R. Helman

Senior Pastor
Pastor Jerry R. Helman is the anointed, visionary leader whom God sent to found Brookside Ministries Church along with his wife Sharon, in December of 1986. Driven by a passionate commitment to teach, mentor, and bring the ministry of reconciliation and powerful restoration; has fueled a ministry which spans over 30 years.
A native of Michigan Pastor Jerry has served in ministry since (year) when he responded to the Lord’s calling on his life and was licensed to preach. Before moving to Pennsylvania he pastored a non-denominational church in Lake Hubert, MN, and later the Cass City Assembly of God Church in Cass City, MI. He was then called to serve at Detroit Teen Challenge. In 1972, Pastor Jerry, accompanied by his wife and daughter, joined the staff at Teen Challenge Bible Institute, Rhinebeck, NY. At the institute, Pastor served as Dean of Education, Vice-President, and professor of theology. In July of 1983, he accepted the position of Associate Pastor of the First Assembly of God, Sunbury, PA.
God uses his experiences and His teaching to anoint Pastor Jerry to developed disciples saved, empowered and equipped to fulfill God’s divine ordained purpose in their life in faith. He believes in the transformative power of the Holy Ghost and with God’s anointing he ministers to people to experience the fullness of the Holy Spirit’s power through redemption, restoration, revelation and demonstration. His ministry is based on the scripture
And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.~ Ephesians 4:11-16
Pastor Jerry not only preaches the Gospel but uses his prior experience to demonstrate and teach servant leadership to church pastors, lay-persons and members in order to help the church be a real live body ministry as well as develop spiritual leaders who carry out the Great Commission of God and Savior Jesus Christ.
He is committed to winning souls for Christ and uses preaching to provide God’s divine Word to address matters important to salvation and human existence and for practical application. His focus is always on the glory of God!
One of his favorite scriptures is “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” ~ 2 Corinthians 3:17.
Under Jerry’s leadership, under God’s direction, Brookside Ministries Church has embraced the mission of honoring God and growing in Christ by worshipping God, equipping believers, bringing people to Christ and serving our neighbors.
EDUCATION: Pastor Helman earned a Bachelor’s degree from Ridgedale Theological Seminary, Chattanooga, TN.
Licensed and Ordained, Assemblies of God, Michigan District.
Ordained Minister, Brookside Ministries Church
Licensed Minister, Christian International Apostolic Network