Jerry Norman International Academy
Making a difference
Are you a Christian Business person or in ministry or would you like to be? Are you looking to be part of the kingdom builders of this day and age? At Jerry Norman International Academy, we know what it takes to enhance our students’ education. Our unique approach to learning makes us more than just a campus. It’s a life experience. Find out what sets us apart. We invite you to explore our dynamic and diverse community and training and drop us a line at your convenience.
Committed to Excellence
Learn About Us
The transformative learning experiences at Jerry Norman International Academy are designed to help our students grow both in and out of the classroom. Founded & launched in 2016, Jerry Norman International Academy Headquarters is located in Portsmouth, UK and we have an online academy. Are you ready to reach your potential? Join us!
Who is Jerry Norman?
Want to know more about our academy? Read why we call it the Jerry Norman
International Academy and what Jerry stood for, we want his legacy to live on.
A Man who Loved God
Jerry Norman loved people & loved giving to people. Jerry’s job required him to travel America to work on different projects. He desire was to tell the whole world what God had done for him and how He saved him from a life full of sin. He said that as he was known for all the bad things he had done, now he wanted people to remember him for the good he had done. He led many people to the Lord on the job sites and in the RV parks he stayed in.
He always regretted that he quit high school to go to work & had to get a GED while serving in the Navy. After getting saved, he became an avid reader of the Scriptures and many biblical teachers following the teaching of 2 Timothy 2:15 “Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” He felt strong about his spiritual studies but he also took many "Continuing Education" courses in his field of Safety Management enabling him to continue to advance up the ladder at work. He had learned the importance of Education to build a better future for himself and his family.
He accomplished his first goal when he was ordained into the ministry on September 28, 2014. Now through the ministry of Paul and Wynelle Cowdery & the Jerry Norman International Academy, his legacy, a good legacy lives on. His greatest desire will be fulfilled. He will forever be remembered not for who he was but who he had become.
My friend & partner in Ministry
Jerry Norman, my friend and partner in ministry! A man of God who had a heart for God and His Kingdom.
Early in my relationship with Jerry I could see the hand of God on His life and it became more evident as we grew closer together through the years
& I considered him a partner in ministry.
Jerry possessed a heart for both local and foreign missions that manifested first in his passionate desire to share his faith in Christ with his co-workers and others he came in contact with. Jerry was not ashamed of the gospel
of Jesus Christ and was quick to tell others how God had transformed his life.
Without exaggeration Jerry was one of the most generous givers I’ve ever had the pleasure to know. His willingness to support others financially and their efforts to preach the gospel around the world revealed His heart for God and his desire to expand the Kingdom of God.
When Jerry approached me and asked to be ordained as a minister of the gospel I was more than willing to recognise him in this area and ordain him and publicly communicate the call of God on his life.
I personally believe that Jerry carried the gift of an evangelist. Jerry didn’t stand behind a pulpit on Sunday mornings but he was faithful to fulfil his calling as a Market Place Minister.
Pastor Ken Woolf
Wichita Falls, TX
Informational Video Coming soon...
Amazing opportunity coming up for 10 people globally & virtually to enter our Christian Ministry/Business Academy PILOT programme for one year FREE.
Details to come!
Are you interested??
A Lively Experience...
Here at JNIA, we offer our students an eclectic learning environment, filled with a variety of support and services.
Since we started in 2016, JNIA has already begun instilling practical "hands on" knowledge in students in Mexico, Africa & Colombia. With a committed staff we have the ability to give our students the tools/experience & investment needed to grow & succeed.
Getting You to the Next Level
Meet Our Staff
Here to Help Our Students Grow
JNIA has an outstanding team of dedicated instructors, mentors and coaches, and board all of whom are determined to help students succeed. Our team members offer support and guidance, uniquely tailored to each student. Our goal is to provide an environment where teachers are valued for their outside-the-box thinking, creative ideas, and connection with their students.
LeAn (Jerry's wife)
Executive Board Director
Maria del Pilar
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News About Our School
Teaching Across the Globe
Our academy is unique in that we have students globally as online students.
Currently, we have students studying to be ministers & entrepreneurs in Mexico as well as from Colombia. We also have students who are waiting to study in one of our programs but due to finances they are having to wait for a scholarship/investment.
We give our time and efforts as part of our ministry and through our organisation. This academy has been a long time coming as we have been waiting for everything to come together. Jerry was such a big supporter and helped as we were putting all of this together, he never got to see it reach this point but we have accelerated the process due to his passing so as to fulfil his dream for us which is to raise up ministers, leaders and entrepreneurs across the globe.
How can you help?
There are several ways you can get involved! All of this is done through personal support and the raising funds for scholarships and investments.
We also have other students who have been trained and are ready to launch their business which has been approved. These amounts vary and are one-time amounts and we are always in need of investors.
Paul and I have launched and sowed into start-ups the past 10 years with financial support given as well as our own personal giving. This is important because they are all faithful tithers and members of a church and this business helps support their family and the church.
This is a concept Dr. Paul and I have had for many years and we had discussed it on numerous occasions with Jerry & LeAn Norman who firmly believed in it and have been supporting us in this for the last 10 years.
Hear our Heart :)
This is a dream that has been on our heart for many years and finally it has happened.
When the Lord laid this upon our heart we were just starting to write down our plans and vision then we met Jerry & LeAn Norman. We believe in “divine connections”. Jerry served on our board as an executive chairman of our INM board and LeAn, his wife, now serves in that capacity.
We love working with university students/young adults and have been mentoring and teaching leadership to them for the past 14 years. We are both ordained ministers, helped grow several congregations, trained and mentored pastors, vast experience in training and developing leaders as well as a strong work in the educational world with schools. We love traveling the world in missions teaching/training and reproducing leaders. Multiplication is key.
We believe strongly in miracles, prophecy and making a difference one by one.
We have strong links in education and schools; we teach students online via Skype both in leadership/business admin and English/Spanish languages for non-native speakers and we mentor and train students through entrepreneurship.
We are both consultants to schools who are looking to improve their standard as well as implementing new programs.
We are praying, seeking God and asking Him to take control and show us what all He wants to do for the rest of 2018 and into 2019 and we believe he has led us to launch an amazing opp mentioned at the top of this site.
God can bring financial breakthroughs and miracles into the lives of the people. Currently we are working with International students at the University of Portsmouth, UK.
We are expecting great things for 2018-19! Be a part :)
Dr. Paul & Wynelle
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Your donations to JNIA are put towards our operating budget, providing support for our core programs, and inspiring our students to strive for more. You are helping students intellectually, emotionally, and socially to thrive in life.