Terry Colley began his career in historic preservation as the Main Street Manager in the cities of San Marcos and Grapevine, Texas. He served the Texas Historical Commission as the Urban Program Director and then State Coordinator of the nationally recognized Texas Main Street Program, then as Community Heritage Development Division Director, and finally as the agency’s Deputy Executive Director and Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer for 24 years, retiring in May, 2014. He is now the senior pastor of Burton Hill Baptist Church in Westworth Village, Texas, and the former bivocational pastor of four small Southern Baptist congregations in Texas for the past 25 years. Presently he is Chairman of the Board of the Hands of Luke Medical Ministries in El Paso, Texas; serves on the board of directors of Historic Fort Worth, Inc.; and has worked closely with the Texas Office of Partners for Sacred Places.
Dr. Colley is a native of Austin, Texas, and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (1983) from Southwest Texas State University, now Texas State University, in San Marcos, Texas. He earned his Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages (1995) and his Doctor of Ministry (2002) from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Terry and his wife, Jennifer, have two grown children, Travis and Kate, and make their home in Fort Worth.