Our Staff

Jason Perry, Director of Music, Children, and Education

Brother Jason Perry has been on staff here at Tabernacle Baptist Church since February of 2008. He and his wife Deena, have seven children and work together as a team to lead our children into the direction of serving the Lord Jesus Christ with passion.

Brother Perry has been in the ministry for 24 years. God sent him to Tabernacle from the mission field in Mexico. Brother Perry is our Minister of Music, Children, and Education.

Pete Merlo, Director of Seniors, Bus, and Evangelism
Pete Merlo surrendered to preach in the summer of 1977. After graduating from Roswell High in 1978 he attended Oklahoma Baptist College receiving his degree from Baptist Bible College West in Denver. In 1985, along with Steve Whicker, Pete was one of the founding pastors of Community Baptist Church in Franktown, Colorado. Pete served as Associate Pastor there until 1994 when he became Senior Pastor of Bible Baptist Church in Silver City, NM.  He pastored there until 2005.

Upon moving to Roswell, he has been on staff at Tabernacle since August 2005. Pete and Tamera were married in 1987 and have one son, Ian.  Pete is the director of Buses and the Senior Ministry.