Virginia Terry was born to the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Miller Sr. She is the wife of Bishop T. Terry Sr.; she wears many hats while working beside her husband in ministry. Virginia is the mother of one son but she and her husband have a blended family of six children and 11 grandchildren.
Virginia received her bachelor’s degree from Huston Tillotson University, a Master’s of Education from East Texas State University and her honorary Doctorate of Divinity. She served 40 years in public education as a teacher and principal. She pursued, accomplished, and retired with an “exemplary” school rating. Some of her accomplishments include:
- Recognition for excellence in education as the principal of Dallas’s Daniel Chappie James Learning Center by D-Magazine in 2005.
- In 2015, the National Alliance of Black School Educators Award in Detroit. This award is bestowed to only 17 schools nationwide.
- After being recognized by the Texas Education Agency for her leadership and accomplishments, Virginia retired in 2013.
After retiring, Virginia became aware of the needs of seniors and the disabled and searched for ways to inform and educate others about the medical benefits available to them. She was introduced to Medicare Advantage plans for this became a way for her to serve others in a noble and compassionate way. She currently works as an independent insurance agent (dba) Virginia Insurance & Consulting Firm under Martha Camarillo, MLC Insurance Group. Under Martha’s guidance and encouragement, Virginia oversees several insurance agents with consulting and training on Medicare Advantage plans for seniors and the disabled. Her agency consists of companies such as Humana, Aetna, UnitedHealthcare, Baylor Scott & White, and more. Virginia was recognized in the $10,000 Producers Club in 2017. She continues to pursue her “exemplary” status. Her spirit of excellency has carried over in her new profession. Virginia does not consider this endeavor a job but a ministry.