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Dr. Terry Colley, Senior Pastor

Terry has been the senior pastor of Burton Hill Baptist Church since 2015. He is the former co-vocational pastor of four small Southern Baptist congregations in Texas for the past 25 years. And while pastoring Terry served as the Deputy Executive Director for the Texas Historical Commission, the state agency for historic preservation. He retired from the state in May 2014.

 

Dr. Colley is a native of Austin, Texas, and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (1983) from Southwest Texas State University, now Texas State University, in San Marcos, Texas. He earned his Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages degree (1995) and his Doctor of Ministry degree (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.

 

 

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Rev. Jordan Yerkes, Associate Pastor

Jordan Yerkes joined the Burton Hill Family in 2011.  He became the associate pastor of Burton Hill Baptist Church in February of 2015 after serving 7 months as the interim pastor.   

 

Jordan holds a Bachelor of Music degree (2008) with emphasis in Piano Performance from Stephen F. Austin State University.  He is the Installation Foreman and Voicing Technician for Garland Pipe Organs, where he has worked since 2008.  He builds and services church pipe organs throughout Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma, as well as in Rhode Island.  Jordan and his wife Heather reside in Westworth Village with their three sons Benjamin, Cameron and Darian.

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Rev. Kughaho Chishi, Minister of Music

Kughaho Chishi has served on staff at Burton Hill Baptist Church as the Minister of Music since January 2012. He was born and raised in Nagaland, India. Prior to coming to the United States, Chishi served as Assistant Professor of music theory and director of Patkai Chorale for eight years at Patkai Christian College in his home country.

 

Chishi is currently working on his doctoral degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he is pursuing a major in conducting. He holds a Bachelor of Church Music degree in conducting and ethnomusicology (1994), and a Master of Church Music degree in conducting and composition from the Asian Institute for Liturgy and Music in Manila, Philippines (1999).

 

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Ms. Heather Yerkes, Children's Ministry Director

Heather Yerkes became a part of the Burton Hill Family in 2011.  She holds a Bachelor of Music degree (2008) with certification in Piano Pedagogy from Stephen F. Austin State University and has been a private piano instructor and accompanist for 13 years.    

 

Heather and her husband have a heart for local and international missions and foster care/adoption.  Heather has led VBS programs, outreach events, youth activities, and Bible studies both locally in the church and on international trips.  She and Jordan live in Westworth Village with their three sons Benjamin, Cameron, and Darian.

 

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Ms. Brandie West, Youth Director

Brandie West directs the GROW Youth Group at Burton Hill Baptist Church. She has completed her associate's degree and is pursuing her bachelor's degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She and her husband Earnie make their home in Fort Worth.