Reverend Dr. Terrance Jerome Gattis is a native of Jersey City, New Jersey. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Livingstone College, a Master of Divinity degree from the Emory University Candler School of Theology, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Morehouse School of Religion at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta. He is currently an Associate Professor of Religion at Ohio Christian University and the University of Phoenix. Dr. Gattis is a member of the Theta Phi International Honor Society, a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., and a graduate of the 2015 Class of Leadership Henry.
He serves on the national Board of Directors for Forever Family Inc., a non-profit organization that serves and supports the children and families of those who are incarcerated, and he previously served on the Board of Directors for Haven House, a non-profit organization working to end the cycle of family violence. Dr. Gattis also serves on the Board of Directors for the Henry County Department of Family and Children Services, and he was recently appointed as the first official Chaplain for the City of Stockbridge.
In December, 2009, Dr. Gattis was called as the 16th Pastor of the historic Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Stockbridge, GA. During his pastorate, he has watched God bless the congregation to grow and prosper in many areas – from the completion of the church’s new Worship Center in November 2012, to the completion of the new Mt. Olive Community Outreach Center in April, 2014, and to the creation of new ministries and community outreach initiatives. Dr. Gattis is married to Rev. Dr. Elaine Gattis and together they have four children. Above all Dr. Gattis is a humble servant of God who loves the Lord, loves to serve God’s people, and loves to proclaim the Good News of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.