Jack Terry

Professor of Foundations of Education, Vice President Emeritus for Institutional Advancement, and Special Assistant to the President

Education

  • Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1994
  • Ph.D. (ABD), North Texas State University
  • M.R.E., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1962
  • B.A., East Texas Baptist University

Church Membership

  • First Baptist Church, Euless, Texas

Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Bible and Religious Education, Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Texas, 1966-69
  • Minister of Education and Music, North Richland Hills Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas, 1963-66
  • Minister of Education and Music, First Baptist Church, Lake Jackson, Texas, 1960-63
  • Minister of Education and Music, Central Baptist Church, Baytown, Texas, 1957-60
  • Minister of Education and Music, Meadow Brook Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas, 1956-57
  • Minister of Education and Music, First Baptist Church, Center, Texas, 1955-56
  • Minister of Education and Music, First Baptist Church, Quitman, Texas, 1954-55

Interim Positions

  • Educational Consultant and Adult Ministries, First Baptist Church Euless, Texas, 1994-Present
  • Pastor, First Baptist Church Alvarado, Texas, 1993-94
  • Pastor, First Baptist Church, Quitman, Texas, 1978-79, 1984-85, 1992-93
  • Pastor, Colonial Hills Baptist Church, Tyler, Texas, 1991-92
  • Pastor, Faith Baptist Church, Kaiserslautern, Germany, 1990-91
  • Educational Consultant and Television Educational Advisor, Prestonwood Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas, 1984-89
  • Minister of Education and Adult Ministry, First Baptist Church, Keller, Texas, 1983
  • Pastor, First Baptist Church, Decatur, Texas, 1982
  • Pastor, First Baptist Church, Harlingen, Texas, 1980
  • Pastor, Field Street Baptist Church, Cleburne, Texas, 1977
  • Minister of Education and Adult Education, Bellevue Baptist Church, Hurst, Texas, 1975-76
  • Pastor, Immanuel Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas, 1974
  • First Baptist Church, Mineral Wells, Texas, Minister of Education and Music, 1972; Pastor, 1973
  • Pastor, Grace Temple Baptist Church, Denton, Texas, 1971-72
  • Minister of Education, South Fort Worth Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas, 1971
  • Minister of Education and Music, First Baptist Church, Burleson, Texas, 1970
  • Minister of Education, First Baptist Church, Abilene, Texas, 1969
  • First Baptist Church, Anson, Texas, Pastor, 1968
  • Minister of Education and Music, Belmont Baptist Church, Abilene, Texas, 1966-67
  • Minister of Education, First Baptist Church, Center, Texas, 1955-56

Publications and Recordings

  • "God as Teacher," Chapter 1 in Teaching Ministry of the Church. LifeWay Publishing, 1995.
  • Baptist Telecommunications Network (BTN), two 30-minute video tapes, How Learning Occurs and Teaching/Learning Process. Baptist Telnet, 1985.
  • The Concepts of Teaching and Training. A series of seven 30-minute video tapes for introduction to teaching, Discovery Broadcast Network, Dallas, Texas, 1985.
  • Teacher Training and Learning. A series of thirteen 30-minute video tapes for training Sunday School teachers, Discovery Broadcast Network, Dallas, Texas, 1985.
  • Leadership in High Education: A Handbook for Practicing Administrators. A textbook for higher education administration, Greenwood Press, 1983.
  • Help I'm A Secretary. Texas Public Schools Secretary magazine, May 1983.
  • Equipping Teachers to Teach. Equipping Center, Summer 1983, Baptist Sunday School Board, 1983.
  • "Developing Leadership Skills," Dimension magazine, April-May-June and July-August-September, Parts I and II. Woman's Missionary Union, 1983.
  • Home Bible Study Guide. Baptist Sunday School Board, 1983.
  • Challenge of the Cities. Adult Home Mission Study Guide, and Teachers Manual, Home Mission Graded Series, Spring 1982.
  • Learning Environments, The Equipping of Disciples. Baptist Sunday School Board, 1982.
  • Learning Kit: Basic Sunday School Work. Baptist Sunday School Board, 1981.
  • Teaching procedures for Life and Work, Bible Book, and Uniform Lesson Series, A series of over 500 ten-minute videotapes from 1979-83.
  • Adult Teaching Guide and Pupils Workbook, One Home Under God: A Learning Guide. Video Dynamics, 1979.
  • The Theological Foundation of Religious Education. The Ministry of Religious Education, Chapter 2, Broadman Press, 1978.
  • The Minister of Education and Curriculum, The Minister of Education As An Educator. Baptist Sunday School Board, 1978.
  • Teacher Training: A Learning Guide. Series of twenty-six 30-minute videotapes for Teacher Training, Video Dynamics, 1978.
  • Strategy for Change: The Problem Solving Model. NASPA Journal, Vol. 3, No. 15, Winter 1978.
  • The Administration of Learning Resource Centers. University Press of America, A textbook for higher education administration, 1977.
  • How to Improve Bible Teaching and Learning in the Sunday School (audio tape). Pastor/Director Guide, Baptist Sunday School Board, 1976.
  • Getting Ready to Work with General Officers. Baptist Sunday School Board, 1976.
  • Teaching Suggestions, Life and Work Annual. Baptist Sunday School Board, 1972, 73, 75, 76.
  • Teaching Training Using Videotape, Research Project, Baptist Sunday School Board, 1971.
  • Adult Bible Series Workbook, The Life and Ministry of Our Lord. Baptist Sunday School Board, 1971.
  • Church Training Union Youth Curriculum Material (19 sessions), 1970.
  • Abilene Reporter News, feature article, 1967.
  • Effective Ministry with Senior Adults, Sunday School Builder, 1962.

Memberships

  • Religious Education Association
  • Southern Baptist Association of Christian Education
  • Southwestern Baptist Religious Education Association
  • Northeast Lions Club
  • American Association of Higher Education
  • Philosophical Association of North Texas State University
  • American Management Association
  • Northeast Chamber of Commerce (formerly Haltom/Richland Chamber)
  • Association of Fund Raising Professionals
  • National Committee for Planned Giving
  • Texas Baptist Development Officers Association

Honors

  • Distinguished Alumnus Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1999
  • Outstanding Americans Official Register, Special Edition of Southern Baptist Leaders, 1985-86
  • Outstanding Committee Chairman, Haltom/Richland Chamber of Commerce, 1983
  • Outstanding Alumni, East Texas Baptist University, 1974
  • Outstanding Educators of America, 1972
  • Outstanding Young Men of America, 1970
  • Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, 1956

Service Responsibilities

  • Board of Directors, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Fort Worth Metro Chapter, 2006
  • Board of Trustees, Birdville Independent School District, 1981-1991
  • President of Board of Trustees, Birdville Independent School District, 1990-91
  • Vice President of Board of Trustees, Birdville Independent School District, 1988-90
  • Board of Directors, Haltom/Richland Chamber of Commerce, 1983-86
  • President, Southwestern Baptist Religious Education Association, 1984-85
  • Vice-president for Education and Training, Haltom/Richland Chamber of Commerce, 1984-85
  • Vice-president for Education and Training, Haltom/Richland Chamber of Commerce, 1984-85
  • President, Richland High School Parents Club Dixie-Belles, 1982-83, 83-84
  • President Elect, Southwestern Baptist Religious Education Association, 1983-84
  • Board of Trustees, East Texas Baptist University, 1978-83
  • Board of Directors, Religious Education Association of U.S. and Canada
  • Vice President, Richland High School Parents Club Dixie-Belles, 1981-82

Personal

  • Spouse: Barbara Jean Jones
  • Children: Douglas Lloyd, Patricia Lynn Spriggs
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