who we are
As the culture experiences a rapid moral decline, Christians must “continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel” (Colossians 1:23). The Wylers on Wheels, as an evangelistic ministry, strive to do just that by standing unashamedly on the foundations of Scripture and proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Since 1992, our family has traveled full-time, living by faith and serving the Lord across the USA and Canada. We seek to equip the saints with answers to defend the faith, promote God’s design for the family, and call the lost to repentance.
Whether among a congregation of six or six hundred, we deliver conservative, Christ-centered music and the message of God’s Word with enthusiasm and genuine love for people. “For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake” (2 Corinthians 4:5).
Growing up on a 186-acre dairy and potato farm in Ashland, Ohio, Doug Wyler learned practical lessons for life. Through the ministry of his future father-in-law’s (Dr. Ron Merrill) church, God changed his life and molded him for future ministry. In 1984, he graduated from Bob Jones University and married Ronda (Merrill), a 1982 graduate of Pensacola Christian College.
Early on, God gave them tremendous opportunities to serve in the local church, especially in music and children’s ministries. In 1992, the Lord called them into full-time evangelism with Ronda’s brother’s family (Randy and Tricia Merrill).
After traveling with the Musical Merrills for thirteen years, God led the Wylers to begin their own family ministry, and Doug was ordained in 2004. In 2009, they became members of Ripley Baptist Temple in Ripley, WV.
God gave Doug and Ronda five children (Jethniel, Jerrill, Joel, Javonda, and Jaron) whom they homeschooled and raised to actively serve the Lord together in ministry across the United States.
Jethniel (1985) graduated from Pensacola Christian College and married Judy (Sensenig) from Ephrata, PA in 2008. They traveled with the Wylers on Wheels full-time until 2019 when God called them to lead music and youth ministries at Puzzletown Road Bible Church in Altoona, PA. They have three boys: Titus, Silas, and Lucas.
Jerrill (1987) graduated from Pensacola Christian College in 2009 and married Andrea (Gordon) from Commerce, GA in 2010. After graduation, Jerrill taught at a Christian school in Port St. Lucie, FL before becoming the assistant pastor of the church where he and his family continue to serve. They have three sons: Bryson, Elijah, and Gideon.
Joel (1991) traveled with his family in ministry until 2016 when he married Darla (Brandt) from Lebanon, PA. They moved to Florida to assist in Jerrill’s church, where Darla is the primary pianist and Joel helps with media production. Joel is also a director of operations at the Stuart, FL Chick-fil-A. Every summer they travel with the Wylers on Wheels in VBS ministry. They have two children: Samuel and Liberty.
Javonda (1994) graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communications from Thomas Edison State University in 2016 and continues to serve with the ministry full-time.
Jaron (1998) will graduate from Pensacola Christian College in May 2020 with two bachelor’s degrees in Marketing and Management. He will travel throughout their summer ministry, and then looks forward to see where God will place him in the future.