Vance and Rachel Terry are the campus pastors at Gateway Church Black Forest Campus. Pastor Derek Sissel, Senior Pastor at Gateway Main Campus blessed and appointed us to this ministry in January of 2011.
Pastor Vance was called into preaching through the ministry of Campbell McAlpine in 1981. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies with a Youth emphasis from Southern California College (now called Vanguard University).
Pastor Vance began full time ministry in 1983. He and Rachel married in 1994 and together have been actively involved in church planting, youth ministries and singles ministries. They have seven children ranging from 14 to 3 years old.
Pastor Vance teaches the Bible in a practical way chapter by chapter and verse by verse, focusing on grace and faith and the truth of God’s word. Rachel leads worship emphasizing John 4:23 worship. “Your worship must engage your spirit in the pursuit of truth. That’s the kind of people the Father is out looking for: those who are simply and honestly themselves before him in their worship. God is sheer being itself—Spirit. Those who worship him must do it out of their very being, their spirits, their true selves, in adoration.” –The Message