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Dr. Ternae T. Jordan, Sr.

Senior Pastor

Dr. Ternae T. Jordan, Sr., a second-generation minister, grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and received a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Business Education and a minor in Religious Studies from the University of Tennessee.  In addition, he received a diploma from the Harvard School of Divinity, Leadership Institute.  Dr. Jordan began his first pastorate at the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Chattanooga, followed by 15 years of service at the Greater Progressive Baptist Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  He is currently the Pastor of Mt. Canaan Baptist Church, Chattanooga, Tennessee.  He has also served as a New Church Catalyst with the Tennessee Baptist Convention.


On May 14, 2005, Huntington College, Huntington, Indiana, conferred upon Pastor Jordan the degree of Doctor of Divinity honoris causa (‘as a mark of honor’), in recognition of his leadership and compassion to serve his community and make a lasting impact on the lives of many people throughout Northeast Indiana. 

Lady Angela F. Jordan is the First Lady of Mt. Canaan Baptist Church where she serves faithfully with her husband, Pastor Ternae T. Jordan, Sr. She is the mother of three: Pastor Ternae Jordan, Jr.; DeJuan S. Jordan; and Pastor JaMichael Jordan, Sr. Her four adorable grandchildren are Deanna, JaMichael (Micah), Jr., Nason and Asa Jordan.   


Lady Angela loves people.  She is a great leader. Without favoritism, she shows unwavering love to everybody equally.  She has used her leadership ability to chair several successful women’s conferences that created opportunities for women to use their God-given talents and gifts.  Lady Angela has always had a compassionate heart and a spirit to serve God’s people by helping them to become their very best. Her calling is to be a bridge-builder by motivating, inspiring and changing lives. 

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Lady Angela Jordan
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