Terry Ladd is pastor of First Baptist Church East 8th Street in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is a graduate of Morehouse College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics. He also received a master of divinity from Mercer University, McAfee School of Theology. In 2018, he earned a Doctor of Ministry in Preaching from the Associated Chicago Theological Schools, McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois.
In 2012, Terry was inducted into the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel Board of Preachers, and in 2015, he was selected in the Inaugural Class of the College of Pastoral Leadership, Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel. He is married to Terrilyn and they have one son, Aaron.