Dr. Terry Kirby, Senior Pastor
Pastor Terry Kirby, pictured with his wife, Jeana, and his children, Hannah and Savannah.
Dr. Terry Kirby, Senior Pastor <Click to E-Mail Pastor Terry>
God brought Pastor Terry to serve as Alpha's Senior Pastor in October 2007. Pastor Terry grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee. God called him into ministry as a High School Senior, and Pastor Terry has served as Senior Pastor of three churches during his ministry. Pastor Terry has a passion to see the church make and mold disciples of Jesus Christ for the glory of God.
More About Pastor Terry
When did God call you to serve at Alpha?
I began my ministry at Alpha in October 2007.
What are the names of your spouse and children?
Hannah Kirby and Savannah Kirby
Please briefly describe how you came to follow Jesus Christ.
While talking to my pastor as an eight year old boy, I understood that I was a sinner and needed a Savior. At that point, I asked Jesus Christ became my Lord and Savior.
Where did you graduate from High School? College? Seminary?
Farragut High School, Knoxville, TN
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN: BA
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY: M. Div. and D. Min.
Please briefly describe how you were called to serve as a Minister.
When I was a High School senior, God specifically called me to be a preacher during a revival service at First Baptist Church, Concord in Knoxville.
What churches have you served during your ministry?
Alpha Baptist Church, Morristown, TN 2007- present
Rocky Hill Baptist Church, Knoxville, TN 2000-2007
First Baptist Church, Dover, TN 1994-1999
What is your favorite Bible verse or passage?
"But seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. " - Matthew 6:33
What gives you the most joy as you serve God in ministry?
To see the transformation of people by clearly communicating God’s Word.
What are a few of your favorite books that you would recommend to others?
Lectures to My Students, Charles Spurgeon
Communicating for a Change, Andy Stanley
What are some of your hobbies?
Spending Time with my family, UT Sports, NFL Football, Reading and Writing