Because he was introduced to broadcast media through his father’s good friend, Jerry actually had his first broadcast job at the age of 16, so these two worlds were parallel worlds in many respects.
In the world of production, Drummonds served as producer and executive producer of programming aired on ABC Radio, Westwood One, CBN Radio, Mutual and Armed Forces Radio, along with hundreds of independently cleared stations around the world. Drummonds has produced all formats of programming which began in the world of AOR Rock and Roll. His first nationally syndicated radio product was managed by the William-Morris Agency. His production chops carried over to many other formats through the years from Country Radio to News/Talk formats and Christian programming, a field in which he has arguably created more syndicated radio programming than anyone in America.
His production and consulting of major media specials and shows have served top companies such as Hallmark Cards, Chick-Fil-A, Budget, Target Stores, and most major Christian and secular record labels including WORD Records, BMG, RCA, SONY, Sparrow, Mercury, Integrity Music and Reunion Records. These have allowed Drummonds to have as guests such notables as: President George Bush, Truitt Cathy of Chick-Fil-A, Richard Kiel – Jaws of James Bond, Mark Farner – Grand Funk Railroad, Adolph Coors IV, Shirley Jones, Smokey Robinson, Glen Campbell, and many others.
There came a time when Jerry felt the need to focus on ministry and he returned to full-time service in the church. Feeling the need to leave the “Row” and complete a circle that began early on in his life, Drummonds returned to school in 1994 in Western New York through a denominational school of the Wesleyan Church, Houghton College, and while serving as Senior Pastor at Faith Wesleyan Church in Buffalo, finished his ordination educational requirements in 1998, where he held his ministerial credentials until moving to California, and the Pacific Southwest District of the Wesleyan Church, where he—his wife Kristine—and his ministerial credentials now reside.
While at Faith Wesleyan Church, the church grew recognizing its largest growth in membership in any five year period of its 65 year history, purchased extended property and a new parsonage, remodeled most of the church plant, as well as many other good reports of work in the ministry. However, the reaching of a soul and a changed life became the true measuring stick of ministry for Jerry, and his time at FWC saw many come to the kingdom for the first time.
It was there in Buffalo that Jerry had a life changing experience while visiting a cancer patient in the hospital. Through the experience of walking on a journey to the end with that dear life, and watching God battle for that soul, Jerry saw the heightened importance of a life changed and of playing whatever role was chosen for him in support of God’s efforts to lead a life toward heavenly safety.