Todd Curtis, Lead Pastor
Todd was born in Indiana, and at the age of five weeks he was adopted into a Christian home. His parents faithfully modeled and instilled in him the truths of God’s Word, and he personally trusted Jesus Christ as his Savior at the age of nine. While in junior high school, he and his parents began attending Burge Terrace Baptist Church.
It was during this time that he met his wife, Kim. Todd and Kim were married in 1990 and they have four children (Katie, Kyrsten, Kristina, and Jonathan). After graduation from high school, he attended Bob Jones University where he completed undergraduate and graduate degrees in Bible and pastoral ministry.
Todd has served on the pastoral staff at Burge Terrace since 2000, and he became the lead pastor in June of 2010. Todd seeks to faithfully and accurately preach God’s Word to help us learn and live the gospel, and he has a passion to give the gospel of Jesus Christ out of a heart of love for all Christ has done for us!
John Pate, Associate Pastor
John joined the staff of Burge Terrace as our associate pastor in May 2018. He grew up in South Carolina as one of seven siblings and placed his faith in Christ as a small child. As he grew in his relationship with the Lord, he began to feel a clear desire to serve in a pastoral role in the church.
In college, John pursued Bible and music training and went on to earn a Master of Divinity in 2018. During this time he served in his local church in the children’s, college, and music ministries.
John’s dearest friend on earth is his wife, Abbie. They met during her first week of college and were married December 2011. Abbie grew up in South Bend, IN and is helping John learn Hoosier ways. They have four wonderful children, Levi, Olivia, Silas, and Isaac. Abbie loves to shop, decorate, and read with a good cup of coffee in hand. At this point, John has managed to hang on to only one hobby, running.