Mayor Pro Tem Jim Gerlt, District 4

Gerlt, Jim
Jim Gerlt was elected to serve on the Lubbock City Council as the District 4 Representative in June 2012. District 4 is located in southern Lubbock, with population of 34,000 (82.9 percent Anglo, 12.1 percent Hispanic, and 2.7 percent African-American).

Family Life
Jim is originally from Missouri, where he attended college and met his wife, Judy. Jim and Judy have been married for over forty years, and are the proud parents of two daughters, Angela and Brigitte, and one son, Chad. They have ten grandchildren.

Professional Life
In 1972, Jim earned a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Psychology and Christianity from Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar, Missouri. Three years later he completed graduate work at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, and graduated with a Master of Divinity.
Jim has served as pastor at several churches in Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. In addition to his service to the church, Jim also has experience in sales and professional communications, and has maintained his position as part of the consultant base for The Maximo Group, L. P., a company that focuses on communication services in the area of employee benefits. Jim is currently the executive pastor at Bacon Heights Baptist Church in Lubbock.

Community Service
Jim, along with his wife and children, has a passion for missionary work. Jim has devoted countless hours to missionary efforts and projects not only in many communities in the United States, but also in countries all over the world. Throughout his career, Jim has been an effective and committed member of many denominational groups, and has held multiple offices with the Lubbock Area Baptist Association.
Prior to being elected to the City Council, Jim served as a member of the City’s Community Development and Services Board. He has been involved with a number of other local service organizations, including Forever Families Ministries, My Father’s House, and Outreach Home Health Care. Jim has been an active participant on numerous committees with the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, including the New Century Leadership Steering Committee and the Transportation Committee. He is currently serving his third term on the Chamber’s Legislative Affairs Committee.

Contact Jim Gerlt, District 4

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