Mississippi Stories: Jerry Mannery – Mississippi Today

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Mississippi Stories: Jerry Mannery

On this episode of , Mississippi Today Editor-at-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with Mississippi Mass Choir Executive Director and pastor Jerry Mannery.

Mannery has lived a colorful life that includes being in the first class to integrate Florence High School to being in the Navy. From his time as a Jackson Firefighter, an executive at Malaco Record, a poet, a songwriter, a pastor of We Are One United Methodist Church and a founding member of the world-famous Mississippi Mass Choir, Jerry has done it all.

He discusses his life, the choir, his family and how his faith has influenced it all. This is a great conversation with a Mississippi legend.

This article first appeared on Mississippi Today and is republished here under a Creative Commons license.