Terry Townsend

Generations Pastor

Terry was raised in Peoples Church from the age of nine, so it truly is his home church. After graduating from Vanguard University in Southern California, where he met and married his wife Lila, he spent eight years as a youth pastor in Bakersfield and Santa Maria.

During those formative years, a passion for Global Outreach was building in his heart. In 1985, Terry and his family relocated to Indonesia as missionaries. They served five years pastoring with an international church in Jakarta, teaching in a ministerial training center and working with church planters across the country.

In 1992, after unexpectedly losing their Indonesian residence visa, they moved to Moscow, Russia, where they planted the International Christian Assembly. Terry also helped open Moscow Theological Seminary where he was responsible for teaching and mentoring future pastors.

Terry joined the staff of Peoples Church in 1998 to focus on planting churches and Global Outreach. He currently provides leadership to four local church plants, the newest being Peoples Church Southeast.