Dr. Jerry is the Senior Campus Minister at the GSU BCM. This year he is working mainly with the PrimeTime Council. Jerry received both a Master’s degree and a doctor of Ministry degree from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. A native of Virginia, his undergraduate work was done at Bluefield College and Old Dominion University. Before coming to Georgia Southern in 1995 as the Senior Campus Minister for the BSU, he served for 12 years as the campus minister at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. He’s happily married to Leslie. They have one great son, Daniel, a junior at UGA.
Donna Blackburn is a Campus Minister at the Georgia Southern BCM and is working mainly with the Impact (Missions) Council. Donna graduated from Tift College in Forsyth,Georgia. She attained her Masters at Georgia State University and studied further at Columbia Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. She worked in the GBC office coordinating the state BSU summer missions program before coming to Georgia Southern. She has been here since June of 1991. Donna is originally from Coleman, Georgia.
Dr. Todd Deal
Faculty Advisor / Volunteer Campus Minister
Dr. Todd Deal serves as Faculty Advisor to the BCM and as a volunteer BCM campus minister working with our Engage Council. Dr. Deal is a native of Statesboro and did his undergraduate work in Chemistry at Georgia Southern. He earned a PhD. in Chemistry from The Ohio State University and now serves as Professor and Director of Student Leadership & Civic Engagement. His wife and two girls are the loves of his life. Any morning when the temperature is above 30 degrees, you’ll find Dr. Deal cycling the streets of Statesboro at about 6 am and any home football game, you will hear him on the public address at Paulson Stadium!
BCM Campus Minster Intern
Andrew Coats is the campus minister intern and works with the Impact Council. He graduated from Valdosta State University with a BFA in Mass Media. He has previously worked with students as a camp counselor in Missouri and as an intern at Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, GA.