Terry Johnson is the Senior Minister of the historic Independent Presbyterian Church in Savannah, Georgia, in which capacity he has served since 1987. Born and reared in Southern California, Terry is a graduate of the Los Angeles public schools and the University of Southern California, from which he graduated with an A.B. in History, cum laude. He received his seminary education at Trinity College in Bristol, England, where he studied under J. I. Packer and Alec Mother, and at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts, where he served as the Byington Fellow for Dr. David Wells, and from which he graduated with a M. Div. summa cum laude in 1981. He received his D.Min. in 2008 under the guidance of Dr. Hughes O. Old at Erskine Theological Seminary in Due West, South Carolina.
After serving as an intern and assistant minister for 5 years at the Granada Presbyterian Church in Coral Gables, Florida, Terry accepted the call to serve the Independent Presbyterian Church of Savannah beginning on January 1, 1987. He has served as senior minister for the past 28 years.
In 1993 Terry was named the convener and then chairman of the General Assembly’s committee on Psalm-singing (PCA). Among the fruit of their labors was the Trinity Psalter, of which he was the editor and compiler.
Terry is married to the former Emily Billings and they have five children: Andrew, 26; Samuel, 25; Sally, 23; Abigail, 21; and Benjamin, 19.