Senior Advisor and Director of Public
a well known and popular pro-life
activist since the early 1980s, serves as Senior Advisor and Director of Public
Relations for Priests for Life. A resident of Virginia and the father of seven
children, he has worked for this international association of clergy since 1997.
During that time, he has utilized his unique gifts in media, sales, events
promotion and fundraising to become an integral part of the management team of
Priests for Life. Working directly under Fr. Pavone and Anthony DeStefano, he
has been instrumental in bringing about the organization’s unprecedented rate of
A convert to Catholicism, Jerry was for many years an Evangelical Pastor.
Born and raised in Midland, Texas, he took a two-year missionary assignment in
the Virgin Islands with his wife, Bonnie, before moving to Appleton, Wisconsin,
where he became Associate Pastor to Rev. Norm Stone. For over a decade, he and
Pastor Stone ministered to the poor, homeless and chemically dependent of the
Appleton community. A dedicated pro-life activist, he counseled in front of
abortion mills, led marches, and even lived adjacent to an abortion facility.
In 1985, after dedicating himself fully to pro-life work, Jerry helped
organize "Walk America For Life," the first of seven transcontinental walks
designed to help rouse the Christian churches of the United States to greater
participation in the abortion struggle. Acting as front-man and Public Relations
Director, Jerry was responsible for generating considerable publicity and
focusing national media attention on the event.
Following this success, Jerry worked for Joseph Scheidler of the Pro-Life
Action League of Chicago, and Judie Brown of American Life League in Virginia.
In both organizations, Jerry was called upon to use his skills in fundraising
and media relations to advance the pro-life message. As Senior Vice President of
A.L.L., he oversaw the creation and development of 70 episodes of the "Celebrate
Life" television show, and organized numerous media events, including 1996’s
"Bringing America Back to Life," which was attended by over 1500 people!
After converting to Catholicism in 1996, Jerry joined the staff of Priests
for Life, where he works today in the Washington D.C. regional office of the
association. He credits the remarkable success he has had in his many endeavors
to his great enthusiasm for people, his compassionate nature, his ability to
network, and most of all, his overwhelming desire to be a true servant of Jesus
Christ and the Gospel of Life.
Jerry Horn works out of the Washington, DC regional office of Priests for
Life and can be reached at
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