Pastor Terry E. Mackey was born in Memphis, Tennessee to his proud parents, Pastor Eugene and Dawn Mackey. He is a product of the Memphis City School System graduating from Whitehaven High School. While at Whitehaven, he served as President of his class for three consecutive years and Spiritual Chancellor for the Fellowship of Christian Students.

After graduating with the highest honors from Whitehaven, he attended Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. While at Fisk, he was the president of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity for two years, President of his class and crowned Mr. Fisk University.  He graduated Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Fisk University with a B.A. in Religious Studies. In May of 2007, he received the Master of Divinity Degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey.  Immediately following graduation, he became the Minister to Youth and Young Adults at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church in Houston, Texas under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Marcus D. Cosby.

During his life he has also received numerous awards in the field of oratory, of which some include:  The Prudential Spirit of Community Award; The NAACP Act-So National Oratorical Winner and The Alpha Phi Alpha National Oratorical Winner. He is married to his sweetheart, Lynn F. Mackey and they have three children. The golden text that serves as the impetus for his life is Matthew 6:33 which states: “But Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be added  unto you.”