2019 Retreat Speaker & Entertainment
Jerry Nelson, after 37 years of music ministry at Denver First Nazarene Church, has been joined by Rachel, his wife, in a concert ministry that has reached around the world. Their ministry has extended from tiny Louisiana and Wyoming churches to tens of millions through the TV ministries of Turning Point and Crystal Cathedral. Jerry gave birth to Christian (Clarion) and Public School Accompaniment tracks now used worldwide; Founded Eagles Nest Studio in the Rockies; Ten years recording with London and Tel-Aviv Orchestras; Founded the 400-voice Rocky Mtn Praise Choir; 5,000+ arrangements and several musicals published.
But more important than the numbers is where God is taking him today. Totally fulfilled doing concerts in the U.S. and all continents, blended with mission projects in the Congo. From a distance, his life may have appeared as glamorous as it gets. But it hasn’t been without its share of losses, including loss of a wife, Diane, after 41 years. An extensive wealth of life experiences have prepared him to share his heart and music in a Colorado Prime Time Retreat that will long be remembered.
You might recognize some of these who have shared their experience with us …
"Jerry, you are an excellent musician . . . one who stands out in my career . . . and you present Christ with such clarity. You're a great inspiration to me and thousands around the world."
Dino Kartsonakis / Concert Pianist
"Jerry, you've certainly been blessed with an incomparable talent and an ability to engage those who have yet to come to the faith. And I like your verbal interludes. They have a sanctified Garrison Keelor feel. Had I paid $100 a ticket, it would be too little."
Randall E Davey / Layman - Career Development Supervisor
"Jerry, you're a gift to the Body of Christ! Our people fell in love with you and your music. Best of all, you led us in worship . . . with your anointed talent, compelling presentation, and gracious spirit." Mark Fuller / Sr. Pastor / Grove City Church of the Nazarene
“Truly a professional . . . a humble, Spirit-filled servant of God with a contagious Christian witness. Jerry is 'the real thing!'"
Dr. James Diehl / General Superintendent Emeritus, Church of the Nazarene