Terry has been in the ministry since 1986; working with children, youth, college students, young adults, prison chaplain, and now pastor to refugees in Nashville. He studied Biblical Studies at Belmont University with a minor in Business and received his Master of Arts in Religion and Education from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. Aside from the ministry work he also was a manager for the State of Tennessee’s 401k and 457 plans. Terry is married to his childhood sweetheart Lisa. Lisa was an elementary school teacher and now works as Nashville State Community College. They met at the Tennessee Camp for Diabetic Children when they were nine and ten years old. They were married in 1988 and the have one grown son.