The Santa Anita Church currently employs 2 ministers: Reverend Terry Keenan and Reverend Gina Milligan
Rev. Terry Keenan
Rev. Terry 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, son-in-law, and three grandsons.
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.
Rev. Gina Milligan
Rev. Gina is a staff minister at The Santa Anita Church. She is an alumni of the Church’s Barnhart School. Gina serves as Choir Director and soloist of the Music Ministry and also runs the campus Bookstore. She was ordained as a Minister of the Santa Anita Church in 2021.
Gina and her husband, Mike, both attended the youth group when Rev. Terry was the Youth Minister. Years later, the two began dating after seeing the light in each other’s eyes following a fundraiser dinner at the church. They were married in the church in 2003 and have three children.