Jordan to discuss “The role of the Black church”
Carson-Newman University hosts Dr. Ternae Jordan, Sr., pastor of Chattanooga’s Mt. Canaan Baptist Church, on Tuesday, March 1 at Jefferson City’s First Baptist Church. The event, which was rescheduled, is from 6:30—8 p.m. and open to the public. The event will also be streamed live at: cn.edu/live
“We are excited about welcoming Dr. Ternae Jordan, Sr. to Mossy Creek for Black History Month,” said Gloria Walker, vice president for Student Services. “Dr. Jordan will present a Biblical insight into the role of the Black church as he shares his well-documented experiences.”
Jordan, a Chattanooga native noted for his sense of humor, possesses a passion for serving God and compassion for reaching people that extends far beyond pastoral duties and impacts entire communities.
A second-generation minister, Jordan began pastoring at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Chattanooga before serving 15 years at the Greater Progressive Baptist Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Over the years, Jordan served in several roles that allowed him to offer insight and wisdom into strengthening and bettering communities. This included him serving as a representative for the House-Senate Republican Faith-Based Leadership Summit held in Washington, D.C. He was also selected by SafeCities of the U.S. Department of Justice, to serve on a national panel to discuss safety and after-school programs.
With a heart for his community, Jordan is often looked to for his leadership, serving on such boards as Purpose Point Community Resource Center, United Way, chair for the National Day of Prayer, Ruth Graham Crusade and Day of Service, and the Pastors Prayer Team for the City of Chattanooga.
He and his wife Angela Faye Jordan have three children: Ternae Jr., DeJuan, and JaMichael.
Founded in 1851, Carson-Newman is a Christian liberal arts-based university affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention. The University is located in Jefferson City, Tennessee, among the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Carson-Newman offers 50 undergraduate majors, as well as associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The institution’s website is cn.edu.