Pastor Earl Sherrick was born in Virginia and is the 5th of 10 children. Pastor joined the Marine Corps soon after graduating high school. After his discharge, he enrolled in Southeastern University Bible College. After his first year of college he married Betty Phelps, his wife of over 50 years.
Pastor Sherrick is a graduate of Southeastern University, Lakeland, Florida and received an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degree from Saint Thomas Christian College, Jacksonville, Florida.