About Dr. Terry

Dr. Terry Ellis is a minister and served as a pastor of six Baptist churches over his 34-year-career. He received his B.A. from the University of Kentucky, a Master of Divinity in Biblical Studies from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Theology in Greek from the same institution. After his recovery from alcoholism, Dr. Ellis resigned as a pastor to form Chrysalis Interventions. He is a multi-certified professional, Christian interventionist and certified Recovery Specialist. He helps families across the nation approach their addicted loved ones with grace, firm boundaries, and a reasonable plan for recovery.


He also is a speaker and facilitator at addiction conferences, universities and civic organizations, where he is asked to address the spiritual component of recovery. He also consults with treatment facilities on the same subject.

One of his most cherished ministries is speaking to churches about his own recovery and how they can help struggling individuals and families in their own congregations. “If we pull back the curtain of shame and silence surrounding addiction, people find grace and get well.”

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