West Palm Beach
Terriel Byrd has more than 25 years of experience as a senior pastor, and is the founding pastor of Living Word Christian Community, Inc. Prior to founding LWCC, he served as senior pastor of Inspirational Baptist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, from 1987 to March of 1999. He has served as campus minister at two universities in Ohio. In 1999 he came to South Florida to teach in the School of Ministry at Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, Florida. Byrd also serves as coordinator of Evening Ministry Programs at PBAU. He has served as workshop facilitator for the Cultural Sensitivity Seminar in Jacksonville, Florida, and was a member of the Strategic Planning Committee meeting for the African-American Church Division of the Florida Baptist Convention. He served as 2011-2013 president of the North American African American Caucus, Academy of Homiletics, and he received the Omicron Upsilon Lambda Chapter Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Post-Secondary Educator of the Year Award.
Byrd is the author of several books, including The History of the Union Baptist Church, now archived at the Cincinnati Historical Society Library, I Shall Not Be Moved, and By This Shall We Be Known: Interpreting the Voice and Message of Dr. King, Jr.