Pastor L. G. (Jerry) Merritt

Pastor L.G. (Jerry) Merritt was born and grew up in Waco, Texas.  He received a BBA and a MS from Baylor University.  In 1959 he was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant  in the United States Air Force. He served on active duty from 1959-1962 and attained the rank of captain. He also learned Greek from the Moody Bible Institute and Hebrew at the University of Texas and studied law at St. Mary’s University, San Antonio.


Pastor Merritt and his wife Tommie are avid baseball fans. Jerry was signed by the Baltimore Orioles  and played for their minor league organization.  Tommie is the expert of experts on a certain major league team.  The name of that team is better left unsaid.


Pastor Merritt credits the following Bible teachers for influencing his ministry:  Chafer, Feinberg, Ironside, Keck, Pentecost, Ryrie, Thieme, Jr., Unger, Walvoord and Wuest.


Pastor Merritt was ordained at Westlake Baptist Church and has been the pastor at Westbank Bible Church since its inception in 1994.




Tommie & Pastor Merritt celebrating 
their 50th wedding anniversary


Pastor Merritt with his daughter, Lezli, and wife Tommie

More photos of the family

Tommie Merritt and Emily Hammon Duet