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 office@goservglobal.org.

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

A Glimpse of John the Baptist: Mark 1:4-8

A Glimpse of John the Baptist: Mark 1:4-8 “4) John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5) And all the country of Judea was going out to him, and all the people of Jerusalem; and they were being baptized by

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Three Dimensions of Baptism: Mark 1:4-5 and Matthew 28:18-20

Three Dimensions of Baptism: Mark 1:4-5 and Matthew 28:18-20 “4) John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5) And all the country of Judea was going out to him, and all the people of Jerusalem; and they were being baptized

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The Nature of Biblical Prophecy: Mark 1:2-3

The Nature of Biblical Prophecy: Mark 1:2-3 “2) As it is written in Isaiah the prophet: “Behold, I send My messenger ahead of You, Who will prepare Your way; 3) The voice of one crying in the wilderness, ‘Make ready the way of the Lord, Make His paths straight.’ ” Mark‬

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The Gospel of Mark: Mark 1:1

The Gospel of Mark: Mark 1:1 “The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.” Mark‬ ‭1‬:‭1‬ ‭ We now begin our study of the Gospel of Mark. He was most likely one of the younger of the twelve apostle. History speculates he was a cousin to

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Concluding Thoughts on spirit/Spirit Quest: Luke 11:13

Concluding Thoughts on spirit/Spirit Quest: Luke 11:13 “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?”” ‭‭Luke‬ ‭11‬:‭13‬ ‭ I had a college professor years ago at St Cloud

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The Multiplying Affect: Ephesians 3:7-12

The Multiplying Affect: Ephesians 3:7-12 “7) of which I was made a minister, according to the gift of God’s grace which was given to me according to the working of His power. 8) To me, the very least of all saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles

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Manifestation Gifts: 1 Corinthians 12:7-11

Manifestation Gifts: 1 Corinthians 12:7-11 “7) But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 8) For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit; 9) to another faith

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ADMINISTRATION, MINISTRY OR LEADERSHIP GIFTS: Ephesians 4:4-16

ADMINISTRATION, MINISTRY OR LEADERSHIP GIFTS: Ephesians 4:4-16 “11) And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, 12) for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;” Ephesians‬

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MOTIVATIONAL GIFTS:

MOTIVATIONAL GIFTS: Romans 12:3-21 “3) For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith. 4)

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UNDERSTANDING SPIRITUAL GIFTS:

UNDERSTANDING SPIRITUAL GIFTS: (Rom 12:1-21; Eph 4:1-16 and I Cor. 12:1-14:40) No study of the Holy Spirit is complete without considering the subject of spiritual gifts. For the next several sections, I am going to include material from a spiritual leadership workshop I taught over two decades ago. Enjoy! INTRODUCTION:

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