Terence and Jill aspire to lead a church body that is enthusiastic about bringing the hope and truth of living 100% surrendered to Jesus Christ to the world. Sharing Christ is not just a biblical command, it is their passion.
In 2016, they started their journey of serving at First, bringing a fresh and unique perspective 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 five 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 riding the bicycle, and at times has covered over 1,000 miles on two wheels! Terence and his brother, Thomas, have ridden through Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and Alaska on bicycle. That is a lot of pedaling!
Jill is an ordained minister with an enthusiasm to live with intention for Jesus. She enjoys music, with an ambition to train future worship leaders. She gives private piano lessons and serves as a substitute teacher in the public school system. She also enjoys riding bicycle.