Pastor’s Blog


On September 15 we will have a special called business meeting at the end of both of our services to vote on calling an Associate Pastor of Missions and Pastoral Care. During this meeting, we will hear from our candidate, both his testimony and his call to this position, and then we will vote on calling him to FBCTLH.  

The primary responsibility of this position will be to serve our church by leading, coordinating, overseeing, and continuing to develop our evangelism, missions, and pastoral care ministries. This will involve equipping our people for evangelism, missions, and caring for one another through visitation, prayer, and service ministries. Our goal as a church is to make disciples who will follow Jesus, knowing him and making him known. This position will be tasked with making sure that we are going on mission and making Christ known, while at the same time helping us to love and care for one another as Christ’s church, making him known to one another.  

After numerous interviews and meetings with me, the pastoral staff, the deacons, and a few of our committees, I am pleased to recommend Terry Delaney for this position. Terry is currently the Pastor of Union Baptist Church in Mexico, MO, where he has served since 2013.  

To tell you about Terry before you meet him, he has been married to Krista for 17 years, and they have five children: Austin (15), Isaac (13), Nathanael (11), Sarah (10), and Carolyn (9). Terry is a graduate of Missouri Baptist University (B.S. Religion, 2007) and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity, 2019). He was ordained into ministry in 2006 and has also served as a Funeral Home Chaplain, Co-Pastor, Children’s Minister, and Associate Pastor. He has served denominationally on the ERLC Leadership Council, as a trustee for Southwest Baptist University, and at the state convention and association levels. He is the co-author of a soon to be released book from Lexham Press entitled The Spirit of Holiness: Reflections on Biblical Spirituality. Additionally, Terry is a veteran, serving for several years in the United States Army, including missions in Haiti and Egypt.  

Before our special called business meetings on September 15, there will be an opportunity to meet and greet Terry and his family, as well as an informal time to talk and ask questions. This will be from 9:00–11:00AM on September 14 in the Fellowship Hall.  

I hope you will be able to come out that weekend both to meet our candidate and his family and to participate in our meeting to call them to our church. I also hope you will be praying for them and for our church as we seek God’s will and look forward to all of the wonderful things he is going to do as we follow Jesus together.

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