Pastor Ted was born and raised in East Texas and received a Bachelor's degree in Radio and Television Communications from Stephen F. Austin State University. He graduated from Southwestern Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas, in 1988 with a Masters in Religious Education.
He served in three roles at Providence Baptist Church in McLean, Virginia: as Minister of Education and Youth (1989-1994), Interim Pastor (1991-1993), and then as Sr. Pastor (1993 – 1998). He has served as our Senior Pastor here at SHBC since 1999.
He and his wife Margaret have been married for 38 years. Their daughter Cassidy is married to Ryan Butler. They also have a son, Dallas, who is married to Martha and has two beautiful children, Eloise and Bo.