Our Pastors

Terry Johnson, Senior Minister

Pastors_JohnsonTerry was born and raised in the Los Angeles area. His home church was Baptist, his sport was baseball, and his favorite class was history. As an undergraduate at the University of Southern California, he continued to play baseball and study history. But he also began to grow spiritually and over time sense a call to the gospel ministry. This led to two years at Trinity College, Bristol, England (an Anglican theological college), two years at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, and ordination in the Presbyterian Church in America. After 5 years in Coral Gables, Florida as an assistant minister, Terry married the former Emily Billings, and within 6 months they moved to Savannah to take the call of the Independent Presbyterian Church, which they have served since 1987. They have five children: Drew, Sam, Sally, Abby, Ben. Terry is the author/compiler of the Trinity Psalter and Leading in Worship, and author of The Family Worship Book, Catechizing Our ChildrenThe Parables of Jesus, Contemporary Worship, Worshipping with Calvin, Serving with Calvin (released Autumn 2015), Reformed Worship, The Case for Traditional Protestantism, Galatians: A Mentor Expository Commentary, and the trilogy, When Grace Comes Home, When Grace Transforms, and When Grace Comes Alive. You may email Terry at tjohnson@ipcsav.org

Ron Parrish, Associate

Ron Parrish has served on the staff of IPC as an Associate Pastor since 1995. His childhood and youth were spent in the small middle Georgia town of Greensboro where he graduated from High School in 1969. During the years 1970 – 77, Ron pursued his education in Jackson, MS; first at Belhaven College (B.A.‘73); and then at the Reformed Theological Seminary (M.Div. ‘77). Ron was ordained to the Gospel Ministry in 1978 and has served churches in Alabama, Virginia, Florida and Georgia. He is married (1979) to Donna (nee Evans) of Hamilton, Ontario Canada. They have four children: Matthew, Leighann, Andrew and David. You may email Ron at rparrish@ipcsav.org

Tim Foster, Associate

After Tim finished seminary and completed the pastoral internship at IPC, the Session offered him the opportunity to join the staff, and he was ordained and installed in September of 2007. His duties include preaching for the Wednesday Noon Service, filling in at the High Pulpit, and teaching a Sunday School class. He completed his undergraduate education at Bob Jones University and received his M. Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC. Tim is happily married to the former Caroline Gardener from Greenville, South Carolina and expecting their first child in November. Tim’s email is tfoster@ipcsav.org

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