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Rev. Terry Keenan

Rev. Terry Keenan

Rev. Terry Keenan is not only senior minister for The Santa Anita Church, but is a chaplain for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He is a graduate of The Santa Anita Church Ministerial School. He completed the Holmes College Ministerial program at Founders Church of Religious Science. His professional memberships include the Association for Global New Thought (AGNT), the International New Thought Association (INTA), and the Arcadia Interfaith Action Group (AIAG). Terry is also on the Board of Trustees of the Foothill Unity Center in Monrovia. Formerly a staff minister and the youth minister, he has been the senior minister at The Santa Anita Church since 2001.


Since 1963, Terry has been master of ceremonies for the Miss El Monte/South El Monte Pageant. In 1964, a fifteen-year-old in the audience turned to her girlfriend and said, "I’m going to marry that man." Three years later, Terry crowned that same girl Miss El Monte/South El Monte of 1967. In 1972 they married and now have a beautiful daughter, Gina, son-in-law and former Board Vice President Mike, and three grandsons Joey, Connor, and Lucas.


A retired deputy with the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department and a polished public speaker, Reverend Keenan has traveled extensively throughout the state of California presenting courtroom security-awareness seminars as well as numerous other classes. He has also been an announcer for radio stations KLAS and KENO in Las Vegas, Nevada, as well as KMPC in Los Angeles. He is the spokesperson in countywide recruitment commercials for the Sheriff’s Department and narrated and appeared in a series of videos on terrorist activities made by the L.A. Police Department, Sheriff’s Department and the F.B.I.