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.
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 Acts of the Apostles… Continued! Acts 28:25-31 “25) And when they did not agree with one another, they began leaving after Paul had spoken one parting word, “The Holy Spirit rightly spoke through Isaiah the prophet to your fathers, 26) saying, ‘Go to this people and say, “You will
The Kingdom of God: Acts 28:21-24 “21) They said to him, “We have neither received letters from Judea concerning you, nor have any of the brethren come here and reported or spoken anything bad about you. 22) But we desire to hear from you what your views are; for concerning
Africa Trip Update: Our time in Africa has been very fruitful. My trip started in Uganda where I taught in a pastor training school for two weeks and preached at a church on Sunday. The Freedom Quest Material had a huge impact on these pastors.
Africa Trip Update: Our time in Africa has been very fruitful. My trip started in Uganda where I taught in a pastor training school for two weeks and preached at a church on Sunday. The Freedom Quest Material had a huge impact on these pastors. Then this past Saturday, I
Africa Update: After an amazing 12 days in Uganda teaching the Freedom Quest Workshop to pastors, I am sitting at the Entebbe airport waiting for a flight to Ethiopia. The training was amazing and timely for these pastors in Uganda. They are asking for Freedom Quest training for pastors across the country.
Africa Update: After an amazing 12 days in Uganda teaching the Freedom Quest Workshop to pastors, I am sitting at the Entebbe airport waiting for a flight to Ethiopia. The training was amazing and timely for these pastors in Uganda. They are asking for Freedom Quest training for pastors across
The Focus on Jesus and the Gospel. Acts 28:17-22 “17) After three days Paul called together those who were the leading men of the Jews, and when they came together, he began saying to them, “Brethren, though I had done nothing against our people or the customs of our fathers,
Final Destination: Acts 28:11-16 “11) At the end of three months we set sail on an Alexandrian ship which had wintered at the island, and which had the Twin Brothers for its figurehead. 12) After we put in at Syracuse, we stayed there for three days. 13) From there we
God’s Plan to Reach an Island: Acts 28:7-10 “7) Now in the neighborhood of that place were lands belonging to the leading man of the island, named Publius, who welcomed us and entertained us courteously three days. 8) And it happened that the father of Publius was lying in bed
The New Level of the Spirit: Acts 28:1-6 “1) When they had been brought safely through, then we found out that the island was called Malta. 2) The natives showed us extraordinary kindness; for because of the rain that had set in and because of the cold, they kindled a
The Beach Landing: Acts 27:39-44 “39) When day came, they could not recognize the land; but they did observe a bay with a beach, and they resolved to drive the ship onto it if they could. 40) And casting off the anchors, they left them in the sea while at
Turning The Attitude Tide: Acts 27:33-38 “33) Until the day was about to dawn, Paul was encouraging them all to take some food, saying, “Today is the fourteenth day that you have been constantly watching and going without eating, having taken nothing. 34) Therefore I encourage you to take some
The Most Crucial Hour: Acts 27:27-32 “27) But when the fourteenth night came, as we were being driven about in the Adriatic Sea, about midnight the sailors began to surmise that they were approaching some land. 28) They took soundings and found it to be twenty fathoms; and a little