The City of Perris welcomed Terry Wells as the new Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Perris during the Feb. 13 City Council meeting.
The City Council presented Wells with a Proclamation on his recent appointment to lead the historic congregation. Wells, a native of Oklahoma, is a retired Marine gunnery sergeant who spent 20 years in the military, including a tour of duty in Okinawa.
He previously served as Senior Pastor and Teacher of Camp McTureous in Okinawa and as Senior Pastor and Teacher of 29 Palms Chapel Service in 29 Palms. In 2008, Wells served as Associate Minister of First Baptist Church in Perris and last year was selected as Interim Pastor. His appointment as Pastor took place on Jan. 21.
Wells is the proud husband of Shadelle Wells. The couple has two adult children, Terae and Aalyiah Wells.