Terry Mitchell Collier- Director, Marketing and Media Ministry
leads a team that serves the church leadership, congregation and community through effective internal and external communication by providing strategic public relations and marketing awareness utilizing traditional, grass roots and social media outreach to guide those to the Good Word of Jesus Christ.
She has been a member of Valencia Christian Center (VCC) since 2008.
Soon after joining she served in the Children’s Ministry for 6 years. Upon seeing that she could share her professional talents in marketing and publicity, she and another member in the publicity field started VCC’s first Marketing Ministry. Throughout her involvement in the church she has stepped in to give within the Parking Lot Ministry by overseeing the youth volunteers and contributing towards the Outreach Ministry where she set up the first ever Book Fair during the Back To School Drive.
Terry Mitchell Collier is the founder and president of 20 Mill, Inc., Publicity, Marketing and Artist Management company specializing in entertainment with clients who range from authors, musicians to actors. 20 Mill clients have recently published novels such as The Reunion, an insightful look at four life-long African American friends attending their 20-year high school reunion; Legacy Discovered in which a woman learns that her husband is not the man she married; and manuscript Flexible Wings, the story of a 10 year-old girl trying to overcome the challenges of her new surroundings. Her clients have also appeared in national print and TV commercials.
Terry spent over 18 years in television and is a former executive of The Walt Disney Company serving as Vice President of Digital Broadcast Communications and Productions for the Disney/ABC Television Group in Burbank, CA. As department head she oversaw live event coverage, production and distribution of broadcast, radio and social media content implementing media coverage for such events as the Emmy’s, American Music Awards, the Disney announcement acquisition of Marvel Entertainment and media campaigns for the Emmy nominated Grey’s Anatomy, Academy Awards®, Desperate Housewives and Dancing with the Stars. She also was an integral part of the event strategy for the twice-yearly Television Critics Association press tours and the yearly “up fronts” presentations in New York City where ABC’s new fall line-up was announced.
Among her accomplishments during her tenure at ABC Television: Oversaw the development and implementation of the first network video content delivery platform which transformed the way press received full episodes, soundbites, and short form content via streaming or downloadable capabilities for the Disney ABC Television Group. She traveled across the globe as field producer conducting interviews with celebrities such as actor/director Mel Gibson, Terrence Howard, the late Christopher Reeves, James Spader, rapper Snoop Dogg, Bill Maher, basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley, Martin Luther King III, Muhammad Ali’s trainer the late Angelo Dundee, Oscar winner Ben Kingsley, Dylan McDermott, and Alfre Woodard.
Terry began her illustrious television career handling nominations submissions and event ticketing for the highly rated NAACP Image Awards show (for several years). She also was on the production team on the Black Achievement Awards and the National Medical Association’s Tribute to Medicine which was directed by Debbie Allen. It was during this time that an ABC executive took notice of Terry’s work and brought her to the network as an assistant to the director of what was then known as the Media Relations Department.
It is a tribute to her talent, eye for innovation and attention to detail that she rose to eventually head the department as Vice President, Digital Broadcast Communications and Productions expanding it from a staff of six to a staff of 15 overseeing its successful transformation into the digital age. In this role, she regularly lectured at UCLA for its “Working with the Media” course.
A proud native of Oxnard, Terry is a United States Navy veteran who followed in her father’s footsteps and served her country in Japan, Korea and the Philippines. She participated in Disney’s important Veterans Initiative as an on-camera spokesperson for the Hereos Work Here campaign. A member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Terry most recently appeared on an episode of Home Made Simple, a home improvement series on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network. Terry has served on the Board of Trustees for the Wesley School in North Hollywood as Co-Director of the Committee on Diversity and Inclusivity (CODI) and currently serves on the Board of the Valencia High Band and Guard Boosters as Marketing Representative. Her high school son, Justin, also serves on the Marketing and Ministry as a graphics designer and the Sunday Service media tech and her husband serves as an usher. Terry resides in Valencia with her husband Reggie Collier and their two sons.