Ted Kersh and his wife Jerri came to South Tulsa Baptist Church in December of 2006. Prior to this Ted was pastor of the First Baptist Church in Claremore. He came to Claremore after being pastor of the Village Baptist Church in Oklahoma City for fourteen years.
After graduating from High School in Miami Oklahoma Ted began his higher education journey. He received his B.A. in History with a double minor in Psychology and Sociology from Southeastern State University in Durant, Oklahoma. Pastor Ted's seminary education began at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth. He holds a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degree from Luther Rice Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia.
Ted and Jerri met in high school. They married in 1970 and have three children, Paul, Micah and Rebekah. And as he says "Seven PERFECT GRANDCHILDREN."
Ted's greatest desire is to teach the Bible in a way that can be applied to life. Pastor Ted is an expositional preacher. His heart is to teach the Bible in such a way that everyone in the congregation can walk away with a life changing message.
Ted's passion is real revival. He believes revival can happen as the people of God fulfill the command of prayer and holiness according to II Chronicles 7:14.
Ted's life verse is Galations 2:20 "I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God. Who loved me and gave Himself up for me."
Other than teaching the Bible, Pastor Ted enjoys reading, hunting and fishing. And did we mention bragging about his PERFECT GRANDCHILDREN.