005: Terry Stine, President of SLCC


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Called to Serve


We are thrilled to bring you this conversation with Terry Stine, the President of St. Louis Christian College. Terry came to SLCC in 2017 after serving as the President of Boise Bible College for ten years.  Before stepping into the role of President at Boise Bible College, he served as the Professor of Missions there for two years. Previous to his ministry at Boise, Terry was the Executive Director of Ninos de Mexico for twenty years, the Preaching Minister at First Christian Church in St. Peters, Missouri (now called Mid Rivers Christian Church), and held youth ministries in Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Terry holds a Bachelor of Theology in Missions from Ozark Christian College, a Master of Arts in Preaching from Lincoln Christian University, and is in the process of PhD studies from Johnson University. He also serves on the Board of Directors for ABHE (Association for Biblical Higher Education). Terry and his wife, Carol, have four children and ten grandchildren. He enjoys golf, fishing, hunting, and collecting fountain pens.  As you can see, Terry is a busy leader! But I was grateful that he took a few minutes of his time to sit down for this interview. We met in the conference room near his office in the White House (yes, we have a building on campus called the White House, which is where the President and several others have offices).  One of the things you’ll hear in our conversation is Terry’s passion for higher education and for SLCC. I was also struck by his honesty about the challenges of higher education today. I know you’ll be blessed and challenged as Terry shares his story. In our conversation, we explore a number of topics, including Terry’s early years as a Christian, the challenges of higher education today, the impact of Ferguson on SLCC, and what advice Terry would give to his younger self. To access the show notes for this episode, please visit https://stlchristian.edu/podcast005.