Mr. Jerry M. Pirkle

Mr. Jerry Pirkle

Adjunct Instructor of Biology



  • Master of Religious Education from Temple Baptist Seminary, 1977
  • Master of Science in Teaching from Middle Tennessee State University, 1969
  • Bachelor of Religious Education from Temple Baptist Seminary, 1975
  • Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from TN Technological University, 1967

Further Study:

  • George Peabody College, Biology, Nashville, TN 1970
  • Accelerated Christian Education Training, Wytheville, VA 1980
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Education, 1988-1990
  • Temple Baptist Seminary, Doctoral Coursework, 1998-2000

Academic Experience

  • Biology Instructor, Pensacola Christian College, Pensacola, FL 2007—2008
  • Biology and General Science Teacher, Grace Baptist Academy, Chattanooga, TN 2006—2007
  • Biology and Physical Science Teacher, Emmanuel Christian School, Manassas, VA 2002—2004
  • Associate Professor, Tennessee Temple University, Chattanooga, TN 1997—2002
  • Adjunct General Education Instructor, Electronic Computer Programming College, Chattanooga, TN 1993—1994
  • Adjunct Biology Instructor, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 1990—1994
  • Adjunct Biology Instructor, Truett-McConnell College, Cleveland, GA 1988—1989
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, State of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN 1984—1992
  • Teacher and Principal, Granite Christian Academy, Wytheville, VA 1980—1982
  • Christian Education and Biology Instructor, Tennessee Temple High School, Bible School, and College, Chattanooga, TN 1972—1980
  • Biology Instructor, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 1969—1972
  • Biology Teacher, Hendersonville High School, Hendersonville, TN 1967—1969

Teaching Specializations

  • Education: Secondary School Teaching Methods in Science
  • Biology: General Biology, Botany, Zoology, Ecology, Microbiology, Genetics, Parasitology, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Entomology, Cell Biology, Biological Terminology
  • Christian Education: Scientific Creationism, Personal Evangelism, Survey of Church Education, Victorious Living, Minor Prophets, Philosophy of Christian Education, Christian Day School
  • General Education: Health, Math Fundamentals, Business Math

Ministry & Professional Experience

  • Teacher, SS & ESL Program, Concord Baptist Church, Chattanooga, TN 2013-2014
  • Server, Chattanooga Community Kitchen, 2013-2014
  • Speaker, Chattanooga Rescue Mission, 2013-2014
  • Georgia State Director, Amazing Grace Mission, Dayton, TN 2008-2013
  • Church Mission Trip to Mexico, 2006
  • Church Directory Photographer, Bryant, AL, 1993-1998
  • Teacher, Principal & Pastor, Granite Christian Academy & Fellowship Baptist Church, Wytheville, VA 1980-1982

Special Recognitions

  • Member, Association of Christian Schools International
  • Member, American Association of Biology Teachers
  • Member, Beta Beta Beta Honor Society in Biology
  • Member, Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society in Education
  • Member, Evangelical Teacher Training Association
  • Graduated Honor Roll and Dean’s List, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Graduated Highest Distinction, Tennessee Technological University