Our Church Staff

 
Terry L. White, Minister


My name is Terry White. For the past 30 years I have been the Senior Minister with the Columbia Christian Church. My family and I moved to Columbia in December, 1987. I am a graduate of Cincinnati Christian University in Cincinnati, Ohio. I have also taken classes at Atlanta Christian College, Louisville Bible College and Trinity Theological Seminary. I was raised in Decatur, Georgia and from birth attended the Mt. Carmel Christian Church in Stone Mountain, Georgia. I was ordained to the preaching ministry by the Elders of the Mt. Carmel Christian Church in September, 1972 and have served churches in Paris Crossing, Indiana, Peachtree City Christian Church in Peachtree City, Georgia, Fleming Christian Church in Augusta, Georgia and currently the Columbia Christian Church in Columbia, Kentucky. My wife and I have three children Benjamin (Ben), Joseph (Joey) and Rebekah (Bekah) We also have 5 grandchildren. Our lives have truly been blessed in all the churches we have served.

 

 

 
Dwayne Martin, Minister of Music

 After being born and raised in the small town of Sweetwater, Tennessee, I attended and graduated with a music education degree from Tennessee Technological University. I went directly from college to The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where I earned a church music degree, with a second emphasis in youth ministry. Two weeks after seminary graduation my wife and I were married, and two weeks after the wedding we began our first full-time position as minister of music and youth. During our ministry we have served churches in both Florida and Kentucky. After having served full-time in the ministry for ten years, I returned to the classroom and graduated with a degree in accounting from Western Kentucky University. Today, I teach music full-time in the local school system, operate a sole-proprietorship accounting firm, and direct the county string program, in addition to serving as minister of music of this loving and strong congregation of Columbia Christian Church. My wife (Debbie) and I have three adult children—Mary Elisabeth (Liz), Jonathan, and Sarah—and four grandchildren and another one due shortly. The Lord has directed and blessed our path throughout, and we are so thankful.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Adam Shepard, Youth & Family Minister

I began my ministry here at Columbia Christian Church in June of 2008. I am a  2003 graduate of
Kentucky Christian University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Youth & Family Ministries.

I met my wife Megan while attending KCU, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in
Business Finance and we were married on June 14, 2003. While working a full time job herself, Megan is
very helpful and vital to my youth ministry. We have a 5 year old daughter named Kailyn who's favorite color is purple, she likes to make crafts, she LOVES gynmastics but most importantly she loves to sing about Jesus. 

While attending Kentucky Christian University, during two summers I had the honor and priviledge as serving as an intern to churches in Indiana and Ohio.  After graduating in 2003 we have served as an Associate Minister and Children's Minister in the Norther Kentucky area. Even though we do not currently have any children of our own, we are very blessed to be currently going through the adoption process.

Being an avid sports fan, I enjoy cheering on my beloved Kentucky Wildcats (Both Basketball & Football) and I am a huge Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan!  I am also a bow hunter and really enjoy playing by bass guitar.  Not only that, I hold a black belt in Shaolin-Do and also teach classes here at the church, with a wide age range of students.

 

 

Tim Johnson, Minister of Discipleship

As the newest member of the staff, I work with adults by teaching, orgainizing activities and counseling. I come from a strong background of both preaching and youth ministry since I graduateingfrom Johnson University Florida in 1990. I have served in churches in Florida, Indiana, and here in "God's Country", Kentucky.

My wife Cindy and I have been married and in ministry together since 1996 and we have two children. Michala our oldest daughter is 19 and Emily our youngest is 9.  We love to travel together, we are all avid readers, and my wife loves too cook almost as much as I like to eat.

My goals at Columbia Christian Church are to take new members and help them become fully developed servants, to provide elective classes that help adults to grow as Christians, and to organize activities that help the church develop strong relationships, reach out into the community, and win others to Christ.

When I am not immersed in church work you can find me kayaking, fishing, telling a story somewhere or just lounging at home with my family.

 

 

 
Marci White, Office Manager

I was raised in the Becks Grove Christian Church in Brown Co., IN.  I give much credit to my mother and grandmother who showed me how to serve the Lord by their example.  My dad was an elder at Becks Grove and my grandmother and mother played the piano and my mom taught Sunday School.  As a matter of fact, she was my Sunday School teacher until I reached high school.  Whenever I promoted, she promoted.  My Grandmother made the communion juice and bread.  I would go to church with her at times to help her get the communion ready for Sundays.  She also taught me how to take Sunday School attendance, count the money and record it on the board.  When I was old enough for this responsiblility, that job became mine until I left for College.
 
 In order to help pay my College expense my mom took on the summer job as camp cook at the Hilltop Christian Service Camp for 2 summers.  I remember getting up early in the mornings and helping her make biscuits, gravy and the works for the campers. I would help wash dishes and whatever was needed as well as serving as a team leader for the children. Going to Christian Service Camp helped me to learn more about Christ, how to witness for Him and how to serve Him.  Attending camp also helped me to stay strong in the Lord thoughout my High School years. It was at camp that I dedicate my life to the Lord thus deciding to study at the Cincinnati Bible Seminary. My education at the Cincinnati Bible Seminary has been a tremendous help to our ministry.
 
I have been serving the Columbia Christian Church since January 1, 1988.   God has blessed me to be in Ministry with my husband, Terry.
 
  I enjoy working with our church family and am so thankful that God has blessed me to serve at the Columbia Christian Church.  My favorite scripture verse is: Philippians 4:13.  "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength."