Jerad Birch

Children's Minister

Hi! I’m Jerad Birch and I’ve had the privilege of serving at South Spring since May of 2020.

My wife, Anna, and I met working at Pine Cove. We both lived here in Tyler for 5 years before getting married, then moved to Columbus, TX for three years to work with Pine Cove’s central Texas camps. In those three years we went from a family of two, to a family of five (if you include our dog)! Lucy is 2 years old, Jude is one, and Nike is our crazy Husky.

I’m originally from Colorado and love the mountains, snow, cold weather, and skiing! Clearly the Lord has a sense of humor by calling

me to Texas. While I’ll never call myself a Texan, moving back to Tyler has felt like moving back home and we couldn’t be happier to be serving at South Spring! 

I look forward to seeing you at church and can’t wait to meet you! You can find me in the Children’s Ministry building most Sundays and there’s a good chance I’ll be dressed up as a skit character!


Fun facts about me:

-I love the Oregon Ducks.

-I grew up wrestling and coached a high school team through college.

-If I eat cooked carrots, I. Will. Vomit.

-I carry a “go bag” filled with equipment I might need for any kind of pick up sport—basketball, soccer, football, racquetball, etc. You name it, and I’m game.

-One set of my cousins were a Canadian chart-topping Christian boy band in the early 2000’s.

-I would much rather do something I hate with people, than something I love to do by myself. (Where my Enneagram 7’s and ENFP’s at??)