Our Pastor and wife

Rev. Terry Bushnell

I enjoy life every day, good or bad. It is a gift from God.

I married Junelle Nixon, in April of 1968. After 14 years of marriage we were blessed with Cara, our only child. Cara is married to Chris Boudreaux and we have six grandchildren, Nick, Maddie, Addison, Ethan, Blakely, & Saylor.

Since January 1985, I have been blessed to pastor the Indian Village United Pentecostal Church, the most beautiful people in the world! 

Junelle and I were born in Kinder and grew up in the church here in the Village. I was drafted into military service in October 1969. I served as a combat medic for the 1ST Calvary armored unit, attached to the Americal Division stationed in the Chu Lai, Viet Nam. For the last six months of duty, I was stationed at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX. While there we were blessed to be members of the United Pentecostal Church, pastored by Rev. L. E. King.

Returning home in Sept 1971, I served as Assistant Pastor to Gordon Alexander. In 1974 we moved to Minnesota to start a home mission church with Gordon and Kathryn Alexander in Bloomington, MN. I also pastored in Virginia, MN. 

In 1978 we moved to Houston, TX to attend Texas Bible College, graduating with a Th.B. in 1982. We then moved to Westlake, LA to be assistant pastor to Rev. Timothy Creel, where we stayed until November 1984. 

Besides my pastoral duties, I have served the Louisiana District United Pentecostal Church in various capacities; in 1983 I was appointed as Section Four Home Missions representative, later I was selected to be the District Home Missions secretary, then I was elected as the Director of Louisiana District UPC Home Missions. After serving 25 years in Home Missions I stepped out of that role and was graciously granted honorary status. In February 2013 I was elected to serve once again in the Louisiana District as Presbyter of Section Five. It has been a great joy to serve in all these capacities through the years.