Greater Ward Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church
1330 Talbotton Road, Columbus, GA 31901
Sunday School:  9:00 a.m.
Sunday Praise & Worship:  10:45 a.m.
Sunday Worship:  11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Noonday Bible Study:  12:00 p.m.
Wednesday With Family Bible Study:  6:00 p.m.
Pastor Terrence Evans

Those that come into contact with Pastor Terrence Evans are instantly drawn to his warmth, genuine spirit, and quiet charisma.  A loving and devoted husband and father, God-fearing ordained ministry leader and pastor, experienced social service provider, and social justice advocate is who Pastor Terrence is…and strives to be better at daily.  He has dedicated his life to serving, and his service is evidenced in his ministry, professional, and personal life.

A native of Miami, Florida raised, raised and groomed in the community of Opa-Locka, Pastor Terrence was educated in the Miami-Dade Public School System.  After graduating from Miami Northwestern Senior High School, he continued his educational pursuits at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia; there, in March 1997, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, and was a four-year letter winner as a member of the Men's Basketball team.  In May 2012, he was conferred a Master of Divinity degree after matriculating through Turner Theological Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center (The ITC), also in Atlanta, Georgia.

As an ordained itinerant elder in the African American Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, Pastor Terrence has served in a myriad of ministry roles...inclusive of serving as a steward, men's ministry lead, and youth pastor, which all have informed his maturation as a called pastor.  In May 2011, he was appointed by Bishop William P. Deveaux as pastor of St. Paul AME Church in Dallas, Georgia. In his time serving as pastor of St. Paul AME Church, Pastor Terrence worked to infuse innovative ministry concepts into the history of the church's 136 year old fabric.  With calm demeanor, keen awareness, and effective leadership skills, he aided in the evolution of St. Paul AME's ministry of being a church family focused on exalting Jesus Christ, strengthening people, espousing a message of hope, and building community.

Pastor Terrence is an experienced social services provider, having worked for over seventeen years in the Housing & Human Services Department of Fulton County Government as a Case Manager in a transitional housing program providing services to populations experiencing episodes of homelessness in the metropolitan Atlanta area.  In partnership with the management teams to ensure success and self-sufficiency for clients in this area, he developed individual service plans, facilitated life skills groups, created policy and procedures, established, cultivated, and maintained community partnerships, and evaluated program guidelines and outcomes.  In addition to his work as a social services provider, Pastor Terrence has also volunteered to serve with local civic organizations, is schools, and as an advisory board member of a non-profit with a mission of ending sex-trafficking.

Pastor Terrence believes that service for the Lord is of the utmost importance, he is a staunch believer that the best way to love and serve God is to love and serve God's people.  He lives daily to exemplify Ephesians 2:10: "For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."  He truly believes we are created to serve in love, in wonder, and in joy to make a difference in the lives of God's people. 

Pastor Terrence is a devoted husband to his lovely wife, and partner in ministry, Tonika.  He and his wife are the very proud parents of three children...Errenous Sayon, Amani Saadiq, and Aidan Salim.