Meet the Pastor

About the Pastor

Pastor Bernie Jernigan answered the call to be a pastor of Open Door Baptist Church on December 7th, 2003. Prior to his pastorate here at Open Door, he served for six years as pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Oak Hill, West Virginia. As well as pastorates in Dallas, Texas, and Madison, Tennessee. He received his B.R.E. (Bachelor of Religious Education) from Nashville Bible College in 1989, his ThM (Masters of Theology) from Dallas Theo-logical Seminary in 1996, and had the degree of Doctor of Ministry conferred upon him in July 2011 by Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been married to his wife Gayle since September 1, 1978, and they have two sons, Joey and Stephen Jernigan and they have five grandchildren. Pastor Jernigan enjoys preaching and teaching God’s Word and has a heart for evangelism and discipleship. He has always held to conservative doctrinal positions as well as a conservative dispensational interpretation of Scripture.