Reverend Terry Bridges has always been an active part of ministry and very passionate about teaching the Word of God. He is driven to help people discover, develop and execute God’s purpose for their lives.
Pastor Terry Bridges email: Pas.TerryUMC@gmail.com
Rev. Terry accepted Christ in 1979 through the ministry of Bishop Joseph Aiken at the Upper Room Baptist Church. In 1992, following the urging of the Spirit, Rev. Bridges joined the Sharon Baptist Church under the leadership of Bishop Keith W. Reed Sr. Here, the Lord began building on the foundation previously laid. Through observing and practicing ministry, God began to stir up the gifts that were wired within him. He started serving on the singles ministry and in the new member’s ministry as an instructor. In 1999, Rev. Bridges was given the privilege and high responsibility of serving the church at large as an ordained Deacon. In 2010 Rev. Bridges joined the church staff as Shepherd of all Youth and Family ministries. In 2015 he had the honor of being ordained as a Reverend by his pastor, Bishop Reed.
In 2017 Rev. Bridges was strongly encouraged by his long time friend, Pastor Victor Gimenez, to come assist him in ministry at the Union Memorial United Methodist Church. His major theme and ministry approach has been encouraging saints to find their place within the Body of Christ and work together. He completed an Associate’s Degree of Arts in Biblical Studies.
Rev. Bridges is currently attending Lancaster Bible College Capital Seminary & Graduate School and is pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Community Transformation. He has also completed various spiritual training classes including Biblical Counseling, and the CSM Introductory Course. He is a former Board member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (Philadelphia Chapter) and Committee Person for the 10th Ward 13th Division.
A native Philadelphian, Rev. Terry graduated from Germantown High School and went on to receive his Barber License from Tri-City Barber School. He then went on to earn a Barber Manager’s License. Currently, he owns and operates the Hair Culture Barber Shop in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia.
His hobbies include art (sketching), general research and debating/discussing various topics. He currently resides in Blue Bell, PA. with his wife Tonya of 20 years and three children: Terrence, Tye and Tommy.