Our Pastor

The head of Terrell Bible Church is Jesus Christ.  We are led by Him through the direction of elders.  Our pastor, Drake Torp-Pedersen, is the elder primarily responsible for teaching and preaching.

Drake brings a strong educational background to TBC.  He has a bachelor's degree in Bacteriology from U.C. Berkeley.  His masters (Th.M) and doctorate (Ph.D.) are from Dallas Theological Seminary (in Old Testament and Bible).  He also spent a year as a visiting graduate student at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.  Drake's solid training has equipped him for an expository ministry of the Bible that seeks to teach and apply the Bible to everyday life.

Drake and his wife, Barb, have four children.  He has ministered at Terrell Bible Church from its foundation in 1985.