Pastor Terry was born and raised in Summerville, Georgia. He has lived in Chattooga County his entire life, minus five years that he and his family lived in Kensington, Georgia. He is married to his love of over 40 years, Lisa Pettyjohn Hampton, and God has blessed them with two children Brandon and Hayley, a daughter-in-law Jennifer Cannon Hampton, and two grandchildren Gunner and Brice.
Pastor Terry accepted Christ as his Savior on April 8th, 1984, at the age of 22. That April morning at Central Avenue Baptist Church, he heard and answered the call of God, accepted Christ as his Savior, then followed Him in Baptism and began serving the Lord. He has served in various capacities in the early years of serving The Lord. Such as serving as Sunday School Director, Sunday School Teacher, Choir Director, Drummer for the Choir, Youth Choir Director, Youth Leader, and Visitation Team Leader.
In 1990, Pastor Terry answered God's call to preach the gospel. In the past 30 years, God has used him to supply the pulpits of over 50 churches filling in for Pastors, conducting youth rallies and revivals.
Chattanooga Valley High School
Associates of Biblical Studies, Andersonville Theological Seminary, Camilla, GA (2021 - present)