T. F. Tenney was born and raised in DeRidder, Louisiana. At the age of 15, in 1949, he began his ministry and at age 19 assumed his first pastorate in Monroe, Louisiana. He attended Apostolic Bible Institute. Later, (1992) he received an Honorary Doctorate from ABI.
From 1960-1976, he held several administrative positions. From 1976-78, he returned to DeRidder, Louisiana to serve as pastor of his home congregation. In 1978, he was elected District Superintendent (Bishop) for the state of Louisiana, charged with the oversight of approximately 300 churches and 800 ministers and pastors. He held this position for 27 years – until his recent retirement and re-launch into full-time mobile ministry.
He has been a radio speaker, both on a nationally broadcast radio program and a local daily program. He is a respected writer and regular contributor to various religious periodicals. He is the author of eleven books, to date: Pentecost–What’s That?, The Flame Still Burns, The Main Thing, Advice to Pastors and Other Saints, Beyond the Sunrise, Some Things I Wish I’d Known, Secret Sources of Power, More Power to You, and “The Lord Said…” Or Was That Me?, Things I Wish I Could Forget, and his most recent release, “Water From An Old Well.”
Thetus Tenney has been involved in active Christian ministry for over six decades. She is the author
of several books, as well as the co-author of How to Chase God While Chasing Kids. Her book, Prayer
Takes Wings has been republished and translated into Spanish.
A regular contributor to Spirit Led Woman and a former member of that magazine’s advisory board, Thetus maintains an active speaking schedule that takes her all over the world. She served as International Coordinator of the World Network of Prayer from its inception until her retirement in 2009. She has also served on the Louisiana State Board of Education, been involved in numerous righteous causes for our nation, hosted many conferences for women, and been involved in causes for youth and children. She is married to T. F. Tenney, a well-known minister, speaker, and author in his own right.
Reverend Tenney and his wife, Thetus, make their home in Alexandria, Louisiana. They maintain an active schedule, traveling nationally and internationally, ministering the message of God’s love and power of deliverance to thousands of hungry hearts. They have two children: a son, Tommy Tenney, and a daughter, Teri Spears, both of whom are in full-time ministry. They have five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.