Our new Pastor starting July 1st, 2015
Pastor Terry Wines and Mrs. Amelia WinesPastor - Reverend Terry Wines
(photo by Chau Phan, July 5, 2015)
As a child of the 1960’s and of parents who were involved in both church and community outreach programs, it is no wonder Pastor Terry ended up using his gifts and graces serving God’s church in ordained ministry.
After spending the first 20 years of his adult life in both the Entertainment and Hospitality Industries, in 1998 Pastor Terry finally accepted his calling and began the candidacy process that included finishing his undergraduate work that began in 1971 and completing seminary in 2010.
While serving as the Youth Minister and Assistant to the Pastor at North United Methodist Church Sarasota (1998-2000) and Pastor of the Glen Julia Circuit that included Glen Julia and Sycamore United Methodist Churches (2000-2004), he received a Bachelor of Arts from Florida State University in 2004.
From 2004-2010, while serving Shingle Creek United Methodist Church in Kissimmee, Pastor Terry received his Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary.
Serving both rural and urban churches have given Pastor Terry experience in cross-cultural ministries, ministries that serve the homeless and the working poor that required working with both secular groups and other denominations.
Pastor Terry is married to the most lovely and talented Amelia Bruce Wines who has served not just as his life partner but partner in ministry and in the early years the unpaid church secretary. They have no children but in their 27 years of marriage raised many cats and dogs.