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Dr. Terry Rials

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Personal: Bro. Terry grew up in McLoud, Oklahoma.  He was saved at the age of thirteen and surrendered to the ministry at fifteen.  He has been married to Kay for twenty-nine years, and they have a twenty-six year old son, Hunter, who works as a Physical Therapy Assistant in Shawnee.

Ministry:  Bro. Terry has been the Pastor of Crestview Baptist Church for over twenty-eight years. Prior to Crestview, he served at FBC McLoud, Oklahoma, his home church, for three years as Associate Pastor.

Education:  B.A. in Applied Ministry from Oklahoma Baptist University, a Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages (M.Div.B.L) from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, and Doctor of MInistry Degree (D.Min) in Church Revitalization from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City.

Books that changed my life (other than the Bible): Spiritual Entrepreneurs by Michael Slaughter, Balanced Living by Terry Powell, The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boon, The Bonsai Theory by Ken Hemphill, Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire by Jim Cymbala, Shields of Brass or Shields of Gold? by O.S. Hawkins.

Listening to: Talk radio, Sports Animal, KLOVE.

Favorite movies: Facing the Giants, The Princess Bride, The Blindside, Quigley Down Under, Braveheart, Open Range, Star Trek movies, and nearly all the Pixar animations.

Favorite preachers:  David Jeremiah, Ravi Zacharias, Chuck Swindoll, and Adrian Rogers.

Mentors in ministry: Tony Preston, Malcolm McDow, Mack Roark, Bob Evans, Bob Hinson, Bill Howse.

Things I just love:  Teaching and preaching the Word of God, working on the farm, a good laugh, spending time with close friends, visiting a good museum (especially a Bible or space museum), sitting on the beach, watching the work of a good bird dog, fishing when they're biting, listening to my son play guitar, eating really good Chinese food, piddling in my garage, learning something new, going on mission trips, my family, and of course, my church!

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