Terence and Jill aspire to lead a church body that is enthusiastic about bringing the kindness and compassion of Jesus Christ to the Walla Walla community. Sharing Christ is not just a biblical command, it is their passion.
They bring a fresh and unique perspective to First Assembly after living and serving as missionaries in the countries of Russia and Latvia for 25 years. While serving in the former Soviet Union, they traveled thousands of miles and were privileged to plant many new churches, as well as founding a Bible college.
God has graciously blessed them with two children, who are married with families of their own, and love Jesus. They also have four beautiful grandchildren!
Terence has a Doctorate of Ministry in Applied Theology. He has been in full-time ministry since 1975 and loves providing practical ways to live out biblical truth. Most of his sermons have a hint of humor (listen here).
For enjoyment, Terence loves long distance bicycle rides, at times covering over 1,000 miles (across Alaska). Over the years, Terence and his oldest brother, Thomas, have covered Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and as mentioned, Alaska on a bicycle. That is a lot of pedaling!
Jill is an ordained minister with an enthusiasm to live with intention for Jesus. She enjoys music, cooking, and spending time with her grand kids!