Pastor, program coordinator, and radio host, Jerry Drace has conducted more than one thousand national revivals and crusades nationwide. His international work includes fourteen crusades and missions, which have taken him to Korea, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Scotland, and Wales. Drace's Hope for the Home conferences, which began in 1993, were designed to reach “the most important unit in society—the family.” Questions, observations, and remarks made by the thousands of married couples who have attended the conferences over the years inspired Drace to write his first book, 44 Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage.
Since 2000, Drace and his wife, Becky, have been traveling throughout the U.S. and Great Britain, conducting Hope for the Home family seminars. His daily radio program by the same name now broadcasts to four states and can be heard internationally over the internet. Prior to his speaking success, Drace was editor of Reflections magazine and produced eight videos with Broadman Press and Anchor Productions, including the youth video Finding Heroes in a World of Celebrities (1991) and Rekindle the Flame (1997).
A charter member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, Drace received advanced degrees from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and the Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Mill Valley, California. He served as program coordinator for the National Congress for Southern Baptist Evangelists at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 1999, and as plenary speaker at the International Congress on Preaching in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 2002. He was formerly featured on the International Webcast sponsored by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, which reached forty-two states nationwide and seventy-nine countries. In 2007, he led a workshop at the International Congress on Preaching in Cambridge, England.
Since his seminary days, Drace has been recognized by many groups, including Who's Who in Religion in America, Personalities of the South, and International Men of Achievement. He is a former vice president and president of the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists, and a former executive board member of Proclamation Evangelism Network. Jerry and Becky Drace live in Humbolt, Tennessee, and have two children, Drew and Becca. More information on Hope for the Home can be found at www.HopefortheHome.org.