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Father Terence (Terry) Johnston was assigned to serve as Pastor of Holy Apostles on July 1, 2022.

Father Terry was ordained to the Holy Priesthood by His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion (of thrice blessed memory!) of ROCOR and has previously served parishes in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee. Most recently, he served for three years as Associate Pastor of our mother parish, St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church in Louisville, KY, before being assigned to Holy Apostles by His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph.

A native Southerner and former Nashville session musician, Father Terry enjoys deep dives into Southern history, music, and culture, volunteering with various charities and animal rescues, and continuing to enjoy and play a variety of different music genres, including Country, Classic Rock ‘n Roll, Delta Blues, and American Roots music.

Father Terry is passionate about making Orthodoxy more accessible to all who seek the fullness of the Christian faith – particularly those living in rural areas – and he is grateful to the Antiochian Archdiocese for making this one of their primary missions. He and his wife, Khouria Amy, reside in Cottontown, TN, with their dogs and chinchilla.