Terry was born and raised in Canada, where he met his wife Lindy. He studied at Calvary Chapel Bible College, Murrieta, California. They have been living and ministering at Calvary Chapel Newcastle since founding it in 2002.
As well as teaching weekly at Calvary Chapel Newcastle, Terry has also taught at a Calvary Chapel Bible College extension campus. However, Terry is simply known to many around Newcastle as Terry the Tiler, as he undertakes his tiling trade part time, allowing him to live out his faith through his trade in the wider community.
Terry and Lindy have a family of 3 young boys and believe family life to be a high priority in their calling.