Major Jerry Friday
Major Jerry Friday comes to the Mississippi Gulf Coast after serving 15 years at The Salvation Army Southern Territorial Headquarters in Atlanta as the Territorial Conference Director and the Territorial Mission and Cultural Ministries Secretary.
Originally from Midland, Texas Jerry graduated from The Salvation Army School for Officers’ Training in 1983 and served for almost 10 years in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kentucky, and Georgia before being assigned to the army’s headquarters in Tampa, Florida and then Atlanta, Georgia. For almost 10 years Jerry worked for an international event production company and as marketing director for a national software company.
As an event producer, Jerry worked with such artists as Amy Grant, T Graham Brown, Reba McIntyre, Usher and Gladys Knight, to name a few, and is excited to bring to the coast his experience in special events.
Jerry has been recognized for outstanding volunteerism and community service with numerous community organizations, including Pets Are Loving Support, Big Brothers, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, The Rosalynn Carter Institute, and several local and state scholarship pageants.
Jerry is passionate about mentoring young people and looks forward to the opportunity to work with the staff and volunteers of the Mississippi Gulf Coast building on the tremendous work The Salvation Army has provided here for almost 115 years.