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Pastor Terry Delivers Not Only Medicine, but The Gospel to His Community.

Many of you have probably had our delivery driver, Terry Basham, show up at your door with a bag of medicines and a smile. But did you also know that Pastor Terry serves the Plain City community in other ways, including his preaching commitments at New Life Baptist Church?

Here is a little bit about Terry in his own words.

Terry was born in 1955 to James and Betty Basham. He grew up in the small town of Humboldt, Illinois. Terry went to school at Humboldt Grade School and graduated from Mattoon Senior High in 1974.

Growing up, Terry loved to play baseball and basketball. You could call him an All-American kid with a temper.

Two major events changed Terry’s life. One took place in 1972 when he became a born-again Christian. The other, when at 17, in 1973, he surrendered his life to preach the gospel. This is what brought Terry to Plain City, Ohio.

Before he came to Ohio, Terry graduated from Fellowship Baptist College in 1983. He went on to pastor churches in Illinois, Virginia, Indiana, and Arkansas. Just before arriving in Plain City, he served as Executive Vice President at Blessed Hope Baptist College for almost ten years. He received his Doctor of Theological Studies during that time from the college. Terry left this position to return to his true calling, pastoring churches.

Terry was called by the New Life Baptist Church to serve as their pastor in August 2008. The church is now located at 128 West Main Street in Plain City.

In 2015, Terry came to work for Plain City Druggist as a delivery driver to supplement his income. Working for the drugstore has helped Terry become more acquainted with the community.

Terry has been married 43 years this coming June 22, 2019 to Kathy McKinzey Basham. They have two sons and eight grandchildren. Their sons, Terry II and Joel, are Baptist pastors, too. Terry II lives in Lawton, Oklahoma with is wife, Valerie, and their five children. Joel lives in Fredonia, Kansas with his wife, Christina, and their three children.


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