Penia Baptist Church Leadership
Penia Baptist Church is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our leadership team and their qualifications for ministry.
Rev. Terry Ryan
Pastoral Team Leader
Bro. Terry began serving as Penia Baptist Church's Senior Pastor on the 30th of September 2018. Prior to that, he served as the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Cutler Ridge in Cutler Bay, Florida. He has also served on the staff of the Florida Baptist Convention, Long Branch Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fl. and is a veteran with 20 years of service in the United States Navy.
The attributes that best describe Pastor Terry as a pastor are leadership development, compassion, and a desire to proclaim the truth of God's Word. He celebrates and is honored to shepherd a church like Penia Baptist where biblical views are embraced and encouraged, with members who care about the needs of those around them and who want to connect others to the body of Christ by actively cultivating new believers. Pastor Terry takes worship and preaching very seriously, sticking to the conservative and unmistakable truths of the Scripture in every sermon.
He is a native of Warner Robins, GA, and graduated from Perry High School and attended Middle Georgia College before joining the Navy. He is a graduate of The Baptist College of Florida with a degree in Ministry Studies. Pastor Terry has been happily married since 1981 to his wife, Sybil. They have 2 married adult Children: Dustin and Tyler and five grandchildren.
Youth Team Leader
Jackson was selected to serve as youth director of Penia Baptist Church on January 9th of 2022. Before becoming a youth director Jackson served as Fellowships director and then Vice President of The Baptist Collegiate Ministry at Georgia Southwestern State University. He also spent five months as a “Youth Intern” at Plains Baptist Church. Through his time at Plains Baptist Church he was able to sense that he had a calling to help youth-age students, as well as young children, understand who Jesus Christ is and what He means to us today.
Jackson is originally from Cordele, Georgia, and is a graduate of Crisp County High School. Jackson attended Georgia Southwestern State University earning a degree in Business Administration.
Music Team Leader
Harolene joyfully leads the music ministries at Penia Baptist Church. Her passion is to spread the Gospel and Love of Jesus Christ through music.
Harolene is a graduate of Mercer University and teaches music. She is happily married to Rev. Jay Shingler.
Custodial Team Leader
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Nursery Team Leader
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