Jerry Kilson is the executive director of MOVE and has held that position since 1984. Since entering the ministry he’s had a passion for church planting, this passion led him to plant his first Church, Richmond Christian Chapel, in 1971. Over the next ten years he planted two additional churches, the Mt. Branson Christian Church, in Branson, and Countryside Christian Church, in Nixa, before transitioning into his current position.
A native of Waverly, IA, he was raised near Philipsburg, MO and is a Timothy of the Philipsburg Christian Church. He graduated with a BSL from Ozark Bible College and M.A. in Ministry and Church Planting from Cincinnati Christian University.
During his time with MOVE Jerry has personally led 4 of MOVE’s new church plants and has been actively involved with another 27. He is well regarded as a pioneer within the church planting world, and served as the president of the 1991 National New Church Conference (today known as Exponential) His passion for Church planting is as strong today as it was when he entered ministry over 50 years ago. He has been married to Janice for 54 years and has 8 children, 14 grand-children, and 8 great-grand-children.
Bland Christian Church
Bolivar Christian Church
Callaway Christian Church
Crocker Christian Church