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Porter, Terry

Name: Terry Porter

Home church: New Hope Community Church

Pastor: Craig Trierweiler

Denomination: Bible/Baptist

Licensed/Ordained: Licensed Pastor since 1998

Statement of Faith/Theology: For a summary of my Biblical views please read the LIFE BIBLE STUDIES statement of faith. My theology background is Baptist and conservative.



  • Bachelor of Science, Faith Baptist Bible College, 1992-1996
  • Master of Ministry Leadership, In Process


Preaching Topics: I feel comfortable and confident to preach on any Biblical topic and apply relevantly to the church family.

Preaching Sample:

Brief Biography: I received Jesus Christ as my Savior at the age of 19 by the saving grace of God and my Faith in His Son, Jesus Christ.  I was baptized at the age of 22.  When I was 20, God called me to Bible College to study for full-time ministry.  I have served in full-time Christian service since my graduation. Having been in full time ministry for over 20 years, it is my desire to continue to serve God in full-time Christian ministry. As I grow daily in relationship with Jesus Christ, I sense a call to help churches and individuals live a spiritually healthy life by utilizing the experience and abilities God has given me in the areas of ministry, facilitation and discipleship.

Life Experience:

Bible Baptist Church, Traverse City, MI     2000-2018

Adult Discipleship Pastor

Although my official title is Adult Discipleship Pastor; there are many other responsibilities that I work on during the course of my work week.  Student ministry was a primary focus of my time for the first 15 years at BBC.  I currently organize all adult small group, oversee the direction of all Adult Bible Fellowships and administrate all missions involvement.  One last responsibility that I have is the oversight of the church’s technology (i.e. build pc’s, design/update the website, manage the email accounts/servers).

  • Successfully led seven foreign mission trips and multiple national trips
  • Preach in the Adult service multiple times each year; organized the first 6 months of pulpit supply during the interim of our Lead Pastor
  • Implemented the “Purpose Driven” model of ministry within the student ministry
  • Attended Catalyst Conference multiple times and Cloud/Townsend’s Ultimate Leadership Workshop
  • Currently preparing our church for the next small group campaign and future Mission Trips


Lake Ann Camp, Lake Ann, MI     2004-2013

Board Member


Broadfording Christian Academy, Hagerstown, MD     1996-99

High School Bible/History Teacher

  • Jr. & Sr. High Chapel Coordinator
  • Jr. & Sr. High Bible Teacher (developed all Bible Curriculum)
  • History and Social Studies Teacher
  • Assistant to the Principle (Discipline/Discipleship)


 Broadfording Bible Brethern Church, Hagerstown, MD     1996-99

Part-time Youth Pastor

  • Worked daily with the Lead Pastor
  • Developed a “Purpose Driven” student ministry
  • Worked with the programming for the Children’s Church Ministry
  • Teach/Preach 25% of the time for the Sunday Evening Service


Lake Ann Camp (Summers Only), Lake Ann, MI     1993-96 & 1999

Camp Counselor/Facilitator (1993-96 & 99)


Grandview Park Baptist Church, Des Moines, IA     1993-96

Youth Leader

  • Mentored in youth ministry by Pastor Mike Stuart
  • Mentored in leading small groups
  • Teacher for Sunday School and/or Wednesday Youth Group



Clifton StrengthsFinder© Profile



People who are especially talented in the Strategic theme create alternative ways to proceed. Faced with any given scenario, they can quickly spot the relevant patterns and issues.


People who are especially talented in the Woo theme enjoy Winning Others Over. They want to learn names, ask questions, and find some area of common interest so that they can strike up conversations and build rapport.


People who are especially talented in the Activator theme can make things happen by turning thoughts into action. They are often impatient.


People who are especially talented in the Communicator theme like to explain, describe, host, speak in public, and write. They feel the need to bring ideas to life.


People who are especially talented in the Discipline theme enjoy routine and structure. Their world is best described by the order they create.