PASTORS' CONFERENCE SPEAKERS
Terry has been the lead pastor of The Life Center in Lenoir, North Carolina for the past 32 years. He currently serves as the North Carolina District Minister and Moderator, and serves on the MB Foundation, U.S. Board of Faith and Life and U.S. Conference boards. During his 32 years as a pastor, Terry worked bi-vocationally for seventeen years as a plant manager in the furniture industry. Terry grew up in Mennonite Brethren churches where he has served in many capacities such as Sunday school teacher, youth leader, trustee, deacon and NCD Secretary. Terry is happily married to his wife, Kathy, and together they have 4 beautiful daughters.
Henock was born and raised by a Christian family in Ethiopia. At the age of 12, under difficult circumstances, Henock received a special call from God to ministry. At that time, Christianity was forbidden by the government and the churches were closed, but they fellowshipped “underground” in the home of his parents. Upon graduation from high school, Henock attended Bible school, and after graduation he established a mission organization to continue evangelism work in Ethiopia and beyond. God opened the door for Henock to come to the United States and to attend Asbury Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida, where he obtained a Master’s Degree in Christian Leadership. Henock and his wife, Selome, have four children and currently serve as lead pastors of Ethiopian Christian Fellowship Church in Olathe, Kansas.
Brent has served in four Mennonite Brethren churches over the past 33 years. For the past 13 years Brent has served as the lead pastor of First MB Church in Wichita, Kansas, and he currently serves on the board of MB Mission. Brent grew up as a missionary kid in Indonesia, giving him years of experience and insight into cultural differences. Brent has been happily married to his wife, Joan, for 33 years. They have two married daughters and 2 grandchildren.