My name is Terry and one of my favorite expressions is “dream venti” because I believe the best way to experience a rich and full life is to use our imagination and pursue God-sized dreams. My background in the ﬁelds of music, education, theology and leadership fuel my passion of helping people become everything God intended, created, redeemed and gifted them to be.
I serve as lead pastor of Christ Community Church of the South Hills, a missional community of faith in Pittsburgh, PA. Our mission is to help people connect with God, one another and our world and we are committed to helping people discover their call and live out their faith in the places they live, learn, work, serve and play. I have written a book on worship entitled, “A Movable Feast: Worship for the Other Six Days” and my intention for this project is to empower people to engage in a lifestyle of worship, a life marked by a deep love for God, others and the world.
I believe strongly in the power of partnerships and work with the Pastors Discipleship Network in Kampala, Uganda. PDN exists to equip and empower local church pastors and leaders and its vision is to see every pastor in Africa trained and empowered to communicate God’s Word accurately and effectively so that the church would be deeply rooted in the truth of Scripture. As well, I serve on the board of the Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation, an organization committed to awakening the great purposes of God in our region. PLF envisions leaders working together to transform their cities into places of truth, beauty, goodness, justice and human flourishing.
Family is important to me, and I have been married to a great woman, Patty, for over 30 years. Together we have raised four children and have two awesome grandsons, Christopher and Roman.