By Lonnie Wilkey
Editor, Baptist and Reflector
CLARKSVILLE — Jimmy Terry, founding pastor of Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church and Tabernacle Christian School in Clarksville, died June 21 after a battle with cancer. He was 79.
Terry was well respected in the Clarksville community and the Tennessee Baptist Convention.
The African-American leader served on the Vision 2021 planning team that was approved by messengers at the 2010 annual meeting. The team’s work led to the eventual adoption of the Five Objectives in 2014, a series of long-range goals for the convention focusing on baptisms and discipleship; church planting; church revitalization; and giving through the Cooperative Program and the Golden Offering for Tennessee Missions. In 1998, he became the first black pastor to serve as president of the Tennessee Pastors Conference. [Read more…]