Co-Founder Terry Baxter Ministry

Terry was born and raised in Cambridge, Minnesota. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago with a degree in evangelism. He also attended Whitewater State University in Wisconsin and St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, where he received additional undergraduate credits in general liberal arts. 
Terry married his wife, Debby, in 1979, and they were blessed with 9 children and now a rapidly growing number of grandchildren (24 and counting).
Terry is ordained under the Evangelical Free Church of America. He has pastored five churches and has spoken in hundreds of churches, camps, conferences, and evangelistic events nationally and internationally. He served for 18 years with International Messengers in Clear Lake, Iowa.  
Back in 2010, Terry became co-founder of GoServ Global, which launched shortly after the earthquake in Haiti. He served for four years as the “start-up” Executive Director until the ministry could recruit full-time administrative staff. He currently serves on the Executive Board of GoServ Global and is the primary GoServ Global Visionary and Motivator. He and his wife, Debby, are full-time faith missionaries under the same organization. Terry is one of the public faces and promoters for GoServ Global. 
He now focuses most of his attention on writing, speaking at numerous events, and teaching Freedom Quest Workshops both nationally and internationally. The workshops are a culmination of 35 years of equipping pastors and missionaries for spiritual warfare and helping believers to come to lasting freedom in Christ.
On the lighter side, Terry is an avid hunter, water sports enthusiast, outdoorsman, woodworker, sawyer, and pilot. He is just a common Terry with an uncommon love for Jesus.

What is the freedom quest?

Ever wonder what spiritual warfare is about? Does it affect you or the people you know? Freedom Quest Workshops are solid biblical seminars on Spiritual Warfare taught worldwide by Terry Baxter over the past thirty-five years. They are designed to equip Pastors, Missionaries, and Christian workers for practical intervention on behalf of tormented people while helping Christians break the grip of sinful bondage in their lives. It is a great format for both counseling and discipleship.

Freedom Quest Workshops can be hosted live by churches or camps in the United States. The schedule is usually three hours the opening evening and from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM the next day.  These are often Friday night and all-day Saturday events.  Bible Camps may offer full weekend events that are more in-depth.

The traditional Freedom Quest Workshop costs $50 and includes all materials and attendance for each individual. We provide templates for host groups to use for advertising and ask them to provide refreshments during the event and two meals on the final day. 

We encourage US workshop alumni to join our support network through GoServ Global to help sponsor Freedom Quest Workshops internationally for pastors and Christian workers in 3rd world countries.  An offering box is available for those who feel prompted to help.

Please text or email Terry Baxter if you are interested in hosting a Freedom Quest event. Interested in learning more? Reach out to us at

Purchase a workbook

Interested in your own copy of the Freedom Quest Workbook? Written by Terry Baxter, this workbook is a guide for the Freedom Quest Workshops as well as a great standalone tool to use for knowledge and reference. Book with shipping costs $25.00 plus tax. All proceeds go towards the Freedom Quest ministry.

Latest Terry Baxter Commentary


“The Value of Children: Mark 19:13-16”

“13) And they were bringing children to Him so that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked them. 14) But when Jesus saw this, He was indignant and said to them, “Permit the children to come to Me; do not hinder them; for the kingdom of God belongs to

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“The Sanctity of Marriage: Mark 10:2-12”

The Sanctity of Marriage: Mark 10:2-12“2) Some Pharisees came up to Jesus, testing Him, and began to question Him whether it was lawful for a man to divorce a wife. 3) And He answered and said to them, “What did Moses command you?” 4) They said, “Moses permitted a man

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“The Big Move: Mark 10:1”

“Getting up, He *went from there to the region of Judea and beyond the Jordan; crowds *gathered around Him again, and, according to His custom, He once more began to teach them.” Mark 10:1Jesus now makes a major move south from Galilee to the region of Judea. Though the traveling

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“Warnings Against Stumbling: Mark 9:43-50”

“43) If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life crippled, than, having your two hands, to go into hell, into the unquenchable fire, 44) [where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.] 45) If your foot

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Warning Against Child Exploitation: Mark 9:42

Warning Against Child Exploitation: Mark 9:42 ““42) Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe to stumble, it would be better for him if, with a heavy millstone hung around his neck, he had been cast into the sea.” Mark‬ ‭9‬:‭42‬ ‭ Burn the screen into your mind. Jesus

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Exposing the Danger of Turf Mentality: Mark 9:38-41

Exposing the Danger of Turf Mentality: Mark 9:38-41 “38) John said to Him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name, and we tried to prevent him because he was not following us.” 39) But Jesus said, “Do not hinder him, for there is no one who will

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Child Like Faith and Service: Mark 9:36-37

Child Like Faith and Service: Mark 9:36-37 “36) Taking a child, He set him before them, and taking him in His arms, He said to them, “37) Whoever receives one child like this in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me does not receive Me, but Him who sent

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Servanthood Leadership: Mark 9:33-35

Servanthood Leadership: Mark 9:33-35 “33) They came to Capernaum; and when He was in the house, He began to question them, “What were you discussing on the way?” 34) But they kept silent, for on the way they had discussed with one another which of them was the greatest. 35)

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Preparing His Disciples: Mark 9:30-32

Preparing His Disciples: Mark 9:30-32 “30) From there they went out and began to go through Galilee, and He did not want anyone to know about it. 31) For He was teaching His disciples and telling them, “The Son of Man is to be delivered into the hands of men,

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Jesus Takes Over: Mark 9:19-29

Jesus Takes Over: Mark 9:19-29 “19) And He *answered them and *said, “O unbelieving generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring him to Me!” 20) They brought the boy to Him. When he saw Him, immediately the spirit threw him

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The Nine Became Ineffectual : Mark 9:14-18

The Nine Became Ineffectual : Mark 9:14-18 “14) When they came back to the disciples, they saw a large crowd around them, and some scribes arguing with them. 15) Immediately, when the entire crowd saw Him, they were amazed and began running up to greet Him. 16) And He asked

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Coming Down From The Mountain: Mark 9:9-13

Coming Down From The Mountain: Mark 9:9-13 “9) As they were coming down from the mountain, He gave them orders not to relate to anyone what they had seen, until the Son of Man rose from the dead. 10) They seized upon that statement, discussing with one another what rising

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