Lead Pastor Ted Coody, a native of Cochran, Georgia, is an ordained minister of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church and a member of the North Carolina Conference IPHC. The last of eight children born to the late Rev. Thomas Coody and Carolyn Capps Coody, grew up in a home where Christian values and content of character were emphasized above talents and personal gifting. Ted dedicated his life to Christ at age 16 and accepted the call of God upon his life for ministry at the age of 17 and has been preaching the gospel ever since. Following high school graduation in 1980 from Bleckley County High School, he attended and received his Associate of Arts degree from Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Georgia in 1982 where he began pursuing preparation for ministry. In 1985, he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Pastoral Ministries from Holmes Bible College in Greenville, South Carolina. Later in 2001, Ted received his Masters Degree in Leadership Development from Southwestern Christian University in Oklahoma City, OK. Married since 1984, both Pastor Ted and his wife, Tammy, a native of Hawaii, are the proud parents of their daughter, Jessica Kuhiwa Erwin and son-in-law, Lt. Adam Erwin, along with their son, Daniel Kolea Coody, and daughter-in-law, Ashlee Greer Coody. Pastor Ted and Tammy are also extremely blessed to now have their first grandchild, Alrich Kaeo Erwin. Both of their children were born as natives of Hawaii while their parents worked as Mission Pastors on the island of Maui. Ted has been a pastor for 30+ years, having served for 9 years as Secretary/Treasurer on the Georgia Conference IPHC Board as well as in other leadership roles everywhere they have lived. In May, 2014, Pastor Ted was called by God and recognized by the Greenville First Pentecostal Holiness Church to become and serve as their currently installed lead pastor. Under his leadership the church is moving forward towards a brighter future of anticipated growth for the glory of God and in reaching a harvest of souls for the kingdom of God! In our rapidly advancing age of technology and changing complex cultural issues, Pastor Ted is committed to faithfully minister the Word of God in the authority and anointing of the Holy Spirit with an intergenerational and multicultural focused approach to ministry. All members and attenders are being challenged to engage with him in ministry by: Experiencing God together, Embracing all People and Evoking lifestyles of faith!