Our Founding Couple
Pastor Jerry and Barbara Komorech are the founding couple of Forgiven Christian Community, a new and fresh ministry, with a focus to “seek and to save those who were lost.” They take literally the words of Paul to the church in Ephesus: “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as Christ God forgave you” (Ephesians 4:32).
Jerry and Barbara love God and the people of God and count it a great privilege to proclaim an eternal God in personal relationship with us, while equipping the Forgiven community in the power of life-changing spiritual revival.
They view their first ministry to each other, sharing 37 years of marriage as devoted and loving husband and wife. Pastor Jerry and Barbara are partners in life, partners in love and partners in purpose.
Answering a call to ministry in October 1996 at the age of 42, Pastor Jerry began his pastoral studies at Northern Theological Seminary, Lombard, Illinois. He also began a pastoral ministry to residents of Beacon Hill and Lexington Square Retirement Communities in Lombard, Illinois, that same year, serving to this present day. Pastor Jerry grew up in New Orleans, attended undergraduate studies in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He and Barbara met each other in May 1981, and they were married June 4, 1983.
Pastor Jerry is a graduate of Louisiana State University College of Life Sciences (BS, 1977), the University of New Orleans College of Education (M.Ed., 1983), and Northern Theological Seminary (M.Div., 2000). He is serving as founding pastor and president of the Forgiven Christian Community.
Barbara is a retired teacher with 45 years of elementary classroom experience in Baton Rouge and Chicago. Her undergraduate studies in education were completed in 1971. She went directly into full-time classroom responsibilities while also attending Louisiana State University College of Education, completing a Master of Education degree in 1976. Barbara will be serving women’s teaching ministries and developing new ministries as FCC grows.
Following God’s plan in their lives, they are planting vital ministries of preaching, teaching, and healing so that no matter what is binding the seeker or the believer, they will have a community where God is actively seeking them, wanting them to come into a saving relationship with them. This is truly a ministry for all people to come into an eternal, life-changing faith through the simple gospel message that Jesus Christ lived, died, and rose victorious over eternal death and the devil for the salvation of all people.
Their expression of spiritual love in retirement emerges from their ministry to the retired senior community and their families over the years. Also, their expression of spiritual love flows from a beautiful relationship with their two friends, Sadie, the Yellow Labrador Retriever, and Pumpkin, the orange Tabby, who both are very anxious to share their unconditional love with the Forgiven community through Jerry and Barbara.
Come, just as you are . . .