Staff

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Dr. Terry Colley, Senior Pastor

Terry has been the senior pastor of Burton Hill Baptist Church since 2015 and has been a bi-vocational pastor in Texas for the past 30 years. 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. Terry is also a Certified Church Consultant through the Society for Church Consulting.

 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 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 four children.

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Rev. Lanutenzuk "Lanu" Lemtur, Mission Pastor

Lanu Lemtur is the Mission Pastor at Burton Hill Baptist Church. He pastors the recently planted First Naga Baptist Church DFW that meets on Sunday afternoons at Burton Hill Baptist Church. Lanu is married and is currently a student at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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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 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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Mrs. 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 thier four children.

 

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Ms. Courtney Yerkes, Youth Director

Courtney Yerkes is the Youth Director at Burton Hill Baptist Church. She graduated from Arkansas State University with a degree in Social Work in May of 2018 and spent the next 11 months on an overseas mission trip. She is currently a full-time nanny who hopes to become a social worker at an adoption and foster care agency. Her dream is to eventually serve as a missionary in Romania working with the Gypsy population.