Andrew and Teri Adair
The Antioch Partners
About Our Partners
Andrew, who grew up in Houston, and Teri, who grew up in Southern California, met and married while they were studying at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA. Teri completed a Masters in Cross-cultural Studies at Fuller, and Andrew received a M.Div. with a concentration in Cross-cultural Studies. They both share a passion for cross-cultural ministry. Andrew and Teri have three children (Gabrielle, Rebekah and Matthew).
After completing their studies at Fuller Seminary, they served on the staff of Highland Park Presbyterian Church (HPPC) in Dallas, TX. Andrew served as one of the associate pastors and Teri served as the Urban Mission Coordinator. After four and half years at HPPC, they moved to Central Asia in 1997 and spent nine years serving among the Muslim peoples of this region. They served with an international team of Christian professionals where their focus was demonstrating and sharing the love of Jesus through health, education and community development projects.
The Adair family moved from Central Asia to Houston in 2006 and accepted the invitation to start what has become The Antioch Partners (TAP). Andrew serves as the Executive Director of TAP, and Teri serves as the Personnel Coordinator. TAP became operational in the summer of 2007 and more than sixty Partners have now been appointed for service through TAP (and more are on the way). The Adairs are convinced God is continuing to call men and women from Presbyterian churches to serve him in the world in creative ways, and structures like TAP are necessary to help these servants thrive in their ministry callings. Andrew and Teri are grateful for the privilege of partnering with local Presbyterian churches here in the US in the assessment, training, sending, support and care of long-term, cross-cultural servants who are being used by God in so many ways around the world.