Henry (Hank) Teller is Christian Science Committee on Publication for Mississippi. He was appointed to this position in May, 2013. Hank previously served in this position from 2005 to 2012. In this capacity, he oversees media and legislative relations on behalf of the Christian Science churches in Mississippi. He is responsible for conveying correct information about Christian Science and the Discover and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy.
Hank has served the cause of Christian Science as a Reader, Clerk, Sunday school superintendent, and member of the Board of Directors in different churches. He became a Christian Science practitioner in 2012, after a long career in higher education.
Hank holds doctorate and master of arts degrees from the University of Alabama, and he has completed additional graduate studies at the University of Southern California. He is married with two grown children.
The Christian Science church was organized in 1879 by Mary Baker Eddy, the Discover and Founder of Christian Science. Our church was designed to commemorate the word and works of our Master [Christ Jesus], which should reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing.
Tenets of the Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts
1. As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life.
2. We acknowledge and adore one supreme and infinite God. We acknowledge His Son, one Christ; the Holy Ghost or divine Comforter; and man in God’s image and likeness.
3. We acknowledge God’s forgiveness of sin in the destruction of sin and the spiritual understanding that casts out evil as unreal. But the belief in sin is punished so long as the belief lasts.
4. We acknowledge Jesus’ atonement as the evidence of divine, efficacious Love, unfolding man’s unity with God through Christ Jesus the Way-shower; and
we acknowledge that man is saved through Christ,through Truth, Life, and Love as demonstrated by the Galilean Prophet in healing the sick and overcoming sin and death.
5. We acknowledge that the crucifixion of Jesus and his resurrection served to uplift faith to understand eternal Life, even the allness of Soul, Spirit, and the nothingness of matter.
6. And we solemnly promise to watch, and pray for that Mind to be in us which was also in Christ Jesus; to do unto others as we would have them do unto us; and to be merciful, just, and pure.