On Tuesday, June 18, Bruce Terrell, ruling elder and executive director at Redeemer (New York City) was elected as moderator of the 41st General Assembly in Greenville, S.C. Nominated by Dr. Tim Keller, Redeemer’s senior pastor, Terrell has devoted almost 30 years to the PCA, both professionally and personally.
An unashamed Braves fan—despite his current location in “Yankees” territory—Terrell worked for 20 years at the MTW headquarters in Atlanta, serving in a variety of roles, including chief operating officer. Before accepting the call to come to Redeemer in 2006, he served as a ruling elder at Intown Community Church.
Terrell currently serves on the Standing Judicial Commission and on the board of New York City’s Bowery Mission. Terrell is husband to Missy, who is a counselor at Redeemer, and father to two grown children. His son Andrew and his wife are currently serving as MTW missionaries in Madrid.
Keller said that in Terrell’s seven years at Redeemer, he has served both with the grace and skill that best exemplifies a ruling elder in the PCA.
“He’s a godly man . . . this is not rhetoric. I’ve seen it. Bruce is a godly man, very modest and humble,” said Keller. “He’s a jewel of a brother, and an elder.”
Ruling Elder Frederick (Jay) Neikirk was also nominated for moderator.