By Paula Walter
Terry Jordan is a life long resident of Johnson County. Although he is now retired, his life is full every day in service to both his family and the people in a county that has claimed his heart. The Lord blessed me, Jordan said. I was born and raised here. I like Johnson County, the people and the mountains.
Jordan can be found delivering food twice a month from Second Harvest Food Bank to each of the elementary schools, as well as the middle school. In total, he brings 126 bags to students, whose families need a helping hand, supplementing their needs by providing canned food items, fruits and basic staples. Some people just dont have enough to eat, he said. Jordan gives credit to Big Johns Closeout as one of their employees brings the food from Elizabethton for Jordan to deliver to the children. Big Johns is a big supporter, Jordan added.
For the past 29 years, Jordan and his twin brother, Jerry, have taught a hunter safety class in coordination with the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency. According to Jordan, anyone born after 1969 is required to take a hunter safety course in ordered to obtain the certificate necessary to hunt in Tennessee. This certificate is recognized by others states.
Jordan is a member of First Baptist Church where there is a large team of people who make up the Care Ministry. They can be found around the community making homes handicap accessible, making repairs and even mowing lawns. Its to help people see Jesus, he said. For the past two years, the church has been a distribution point for the many shoeboxes delivered to Samaritans Purse in Boone, North Carolina and Jordan is active in making sure they arrive at the designated area.
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By Paula Walter