The Reverend Gerald (Jerry) B. Hall

February 15, 1929 - March 7, 2017
The Reverend Gerald (Jerry) B. Hall

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The Reverend Gerald (Jerry) B. Hall died peacefully at home on 7 March, 2017 in Williamsburg, Virginia, at the age of 88.

Gerald is survived by his wife Vivian of Williamsburg, VA; his sister Marlene Craig of Joshua Tree, CA; and his daughter Annette of Norfolk, VA.  He is preceded in death by his brothers Warren and Harold, and his son Jonathan.

Gerald was born on 15 February, 1929 in San Diego, CA, to Elbridge and Elizabeth Hall.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Biola Bible College in 1952.  He and Vivian married in 1953, and over a period of eight years they welcomed two children into their lives in Fullerton, CA, while he worked as a journeyman in floor covering.  Following a call to the ministry, Gerald returned to school and completed his Bachelor of Divinity at Talbot School of Theology in 1963 and his Master of Theology at Dallas Theological Seminary in 1965.

Gerald and his family moved to Annandale, VA in the summer of 1965, where he began serving as senior pastor in the National Evangelical Free Church.  In 1985 he moved to Illinois to serve out the remainder of his professional career as an associate pastor in the Deerfield Evangelical Free Church.  Upon his retirement, in 1993, he became the regional missions representative for the EFC Mid-Atlantic Region and led many mission trips to the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Gerald was a dedicated and loving pastor.  He bore faithful witness, helping many pledge their lives to Christ and serving as a gentle guide and companion to all who sought his aid.

Gerald was also accomplished in many other areas.  As a young man, he was a gymnast, a mountain climber, and a guitarist and singer.  In married life, he continued to enjoy singing, fixed his own cars, and developed his wood-working and construction skills.  He spent his retirement years designing and building the home he shared with Vivian in Williamsburg, VA

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 1st at 2:30PM at the Williamsburg Community Chapel, 3899 John Tyler Highway, Williamsburg, VA 23185 with a reception to follow.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers, all gifts should be direct to Riverside Hospice, 12420 Warwick Blvd. Ste. 6E, Newport News, VA 23606.  Online condolences may be shared at


Saturday, April 1, 2017
2:30 PM

Williamsburg Community Chapel - Directions
3899 John Tyler Highway
Williamsburg, VA 23185

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  • March 16, 2017
    Angie Carlton Blum says:
    My sincere condolences for your loss. Pastor Hall was such a wonderful teacher and friend to my family. He will be greatly missed.

  • March 19, 2017
    Caeol-Jo Osinski says:
    Jerry was a wonderful friend to our Dad, Joe. Jerry helped our father in a time of grief. He was a blessing to our family.

  • March 22, 2017
    Jonathan Santana says:
    To the family of Gerald, I'm deeply sorry for your loss. I would like to share a text which is John 2:28,29 "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". If you need more information you could go to

  • March 25, 2017
    Ronald & Eileen Allen says:
    Vivian and Annette, As soon as Jerry stepped on shore and breathed the Heavenly air of Glory, he was in the presence of his Lord whom he served faithfully for those many years. He not only was my pastor, but a true friend and mentor. He was always there and available when I needed support the most. We know that we shall see him again someday and what a day of rejoicing that will be. Jerry, you finished the race God set before you; now rest in His Presence.

  • April 01, 2017
    Kathy and Tom Pyle says:
    Jerry was a voice of reason at a difficult time in the church, a man of quiet wisdom, a gentle friend of humor and quick wit, and a wonderful preacher of the Word. He will be greatly missed, but we know the Lord is glad to have him.