About The Pastor

Bro. Jerry Culbreth

Senior Elder & Apostle

Bro. Jerry Culbreth is the senior elder, visionary and apostolic leader of the Tryed Stone New Beginning Church in Cincinnati OH. The congregation hosts hundreds of worshippers in weekly services where Bro. Jerry develops, teaches, exhorts and challenges worshippers to be everything they are graced to be in their Kingdom assignment on earth.

A native Cincinnatian, Bro. Jerry received his formal education from the Bowling Green State University and the University of Cincinnati. His professional career path has been in management where he excelled as a gifted administrator and retired as a human resource manager for a national service corporation.

In 1974, Bro Jerry united with the Tryed Stone Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorate of the late Dr Anderson Culbreath. A hunger and thirst for the Word of God sprung up in him plus the zeal to discover and pursue the will of God for his life. The outcome was evidenced in his deep immersion into biblical studies, research and pursuit of the Lord which took him into assignments such as teacher, choir member, trustee, worshipper, male chorus member, praise and worship leader, evangelistic outreach leader, prophet, pastor and now apostle to the body of Christ. In September of 1979 Bro Jerry preached his first sermon and was ordained by Dr Anderson Culbreath.

In 1990, Bro Jerry was released to teach apostolic ministry and governmental structure to the preachers of the Gospel. Dr Anderson Culbreath ordained him as an Elder in 1992 and later commissioned him as an Apostle.

In 2001, Bro Jerry was sent by Dr Culbreath to assist the New Beginning Christian Fellowship Church in Oakley, Ohio as provisional shepherd. He utilized the apostolic anointing on his life to feed and water this flock and promote the Kingdom of God; the church flourished. In 2002 he was ordained Pastor of the New Beginning Christian Fellowship Church by the eldership of Tryed Stone Missionary Baptist Church.

He showed himself as a compassionate leader and his practical approach to the Bible encouraged others to pursue their personal relationship with God. His heart’s desire for a Christ-centered church was evident and people willingly received the principles of God’s Word. The result revealed his belief that the central thing in God’s mind is Apostolic Order and establishment of the Kingdom of God.

In the early summer of 2006, a sovereign move of God occurred and Tryed Stone Missionary Baptist Church and New Beginning Christian Fellowship Church were united as one fellowship named Tryed Stone New Beginning Church. Bro Jerry was called as pastor as the two became one body. It is worthy to note that what made this ‘union’ unique was that both churches were “word based, kingdom preaching, gift oriented and charismatic” churches. The church now flourishes under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and Bro Jerry.

Bro Jerry continues to study for deeper understanding of the Word and will of God. For over 35 years his influence as a powerful, passionate, knowledgeable teacher has become his trademark. As a trailblazer, he conducts seminars on apostolic order, the Kingdom of God and ‘Equipping Ministries’. His motto is ‘every member is important. Every member should participate and No Saint Left Behind’.

Currently Bro Jerry stands in the office of Apostle under the covering of Dr. Ralph Godfrey, Sr., former pastor of New Life Temple also located in Cincinnati, Ohio. As a ‘change agent’, generations will be affected because of Bro Jerry’s passion for teaching, counseling, motivating and mentoring. He is a compassionate, hands-on leader and through his ministry hundreds have discovered their life purpose and destiny. Consequently, his influence of advancing the Kingdom of God is redefining ‘church’ as we know it today. His commitment to developing leaders and setting members of the Body of Christ in right relationship with one another is producing people of purpose, power, praise and prayer.

Bro. Jerry and his wife Jacqueline have been married for 39 years and are blessed to be the proud parents of four adult children, Jeffrey, (Ann), Tracy Napier, (Terrence), Joseph and Troy, (Sharmaine), and four grandchildren, Terri, Jackie, Jordyn and J’niah.