Greetings! My name is Drew Terry and it is a blessing to let you know a little bit about me. I was born in Pensacola, Florida, grew up in Atlanta, GA, and attended college at Oberlin College in Ohio. I returned to Atlanta when I graduated from college and attended Candler School of Theology at Emory University.
My professional formation for ministry began in seminary where I served as a chaplain in a geriatric hospital and as a pastoral intern for a UCC church and Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina. These experiences provided me with the foundation for pastoral care, leading worship, and teaching Christian education. When I graduated from seminary I continued to answer God’s call while working as a hospital chaplain, and volunteering with churches in South Carolina and Georgia. I worked for three months at the Atlanta Veterans Medical Center and one year at a Catholic hospital in Charleston, South Carolina. These furthered my pastoral care skills as I learned the healing power of empathy and love. My church volunteer positions enhanced my ability to plan and lead worship as well as youth Christian education.
Prior to coming to Mountain Home I served as the solo pastor for a local church for 2 and half years. The calling allowed me to apply and continue growing in all my ministerial skills. I added to my ministerial tools the ability to empower lay ministers, live out sustainable church finance, and create the proper programs for spiritual nourishment.
Personally, my greatest calling is the growth of my new family. I love spending time and creating new life with my fiance Jade and my soon to be four year old stepson, Nolan. We enjoy playing games, being outside, and discovering new adventures.
I have a love for learning and anything involving people. My hobbies include reading, sports, writing and goofing off with music. Vinyl records, travelling, and outdoor activities are sources of spiritual refreshment.