Ted joined The Urban Ministry Institute in February of 2020, serving as the Executive Assistant to the National Director Church Planting helping to identify, resource, certify, consult and inspire movement leaders and their efforts in light of World Impact's aim to plant healthy churches thriving in every community of poverty, both domestic and international.
Ted grew up in the inner-city of Baltimore, MD. Since giving his life to Christian service nearly three decades ago, he has served as a missionary to the Philippines and worked with churches in Oklahoma and Texas. He currently serves as Pastor of Southwood Christian Church in Greenville, TX.
Ted joined World Impact in April of 2010, serving as the City Director of World Impact in Dallas, TX, shepherding missionary staff, church-planters, and volunteers in facilitating Bible clubs for children, youth ministries, church planting efforts, and leadership training for indigenous leaders.
In Feb 2018, Ted began serving as a Regional Director of Ministry, leading City Directors, ministry staff, ministry engagements, and advancement throughout the Midwest Region.
Ted has served as Dean of The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI) of Dallas since 2011, facilitating classes and managing TUMI partnerships in the Midwest. He has also has served as an adjunct professor at Dallas Christian College since 2004, teaching course in Bible, Preaching, and Practical Ministry. Ted’s passion is to develop leaders for the urban context through classroom instruction, conferences, resourcing, coaching, and mentoring.
Ted holds a BA in Ministry and Leadership from Dallas Christian College, an MA in New Testament and Preaching from Johnson University, and an MA in Global leadership from Dallas Baptist University.
Ted and his wife live in Dallas, TX. They have three adult children and nine grandchildren. And yes, he knows he does not look old enough to have nine grandchildren.