Dr. Terrence Autry lives with passion for serving God and His people. He serves as the Lead Pastor of Christ Community in Richardson, TX. In April 1998, the Lord led him to start the church, which he has led for 19 years. Dr. Autry also is very active in the community. He serves as President of Let’s Elevate, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to supplying college scholarships and inspiring career opportunities for Dallas area youth and adults. He also serves as a board member of the Men’s Advocacy group of New Friends New Life, an organization dedicated to transitioning sexually trafficked and exploited women and children into mainstream society. Recently, he has partnered with Dallas Leadership Foundation’s youth division to work with young African American and Latino boys in Richardson high schools, and has worked with other community leaders in speaking out against Pay Day Lending.
Dr. Autry is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary with a Th.M. degree, and is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary with a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree. He recently published his first book, The Flourishing Marriage: How to Create a Healthy Climate for Your Marriage, which was released in March 2016 and has blessed many couples and singles alike. A native of Los Angeles, CA, Dr. Autry is an avid Lakers fan.
He has been married to his best friend in life, Lisa, for over 28 years. They have two young adult sons, Terrence, II, and Daniel. Most importantly, Dr. Autry is a man of faith who loves the Lord and people.