Jerrie grew up in Centerville, Tennessee. He was baptized in 1957. His home congregation was the Shipps Bend Church of Christ, in Centerville.
Jerrie went to Freed-Hardeman College and received his B.A. in Bible from David Lipscomb College. He has been preaching since 1961. Jerrie and Gail started interim ministry in May, 2007. Northside is the 6th congregation where they have worked in this capacity.
Jerrie and Gail have 2 children, Jerrie Wayne Barber, II and Terri, and Christi and Brian Parsons, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Jerrie is a ventriloquist, enjoys running barefoot and writing two blogs: