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

In The Likeness of His Resurrection: Romans 6:4-5

In The Likeness of His Resurrection: Romans 6:4-5 “4) Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. 5) For if we have become

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Erasing The Baptism Confusion: Romans 6:3-7

Erasing The Baptism Confusion: Romans 6:3-7 “3) Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death? 4) Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead

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Refuting the False Notion of Grace: Romans 6:1-2

Refuting the False Notion of Grace: Romans 6:1-2 “1) What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin so that grace may increase? 2) May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it?” Romans‬ ‭6:1-2‬ Paul had many critics to his teaching

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Contrast Between The Law And Grace: Romans 5:20-21p

Contrast Between The Law And Grace: Romans 5:20-21 “20) The Law came in so that the transgression would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, 21) that, as sin reigned in death, even so grace would reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

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Contrast Between Death and Life: Romans 5:17-19

Contrast Between Death and Life: Romans 5:17-19 “17) For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ. 18) So then as through

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Contrast Between Adam and Christ: Romans 5:15-17

Contrast Between Adam and Christ: Romans 5:15-17 “15) But the free gift is not like the transgression. For if by the transgression of the one the many died, much more did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abound to the

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The Doctrine of Original Sin: Romans 6:12-14

The Doctrine of Original Sin: Romans 6:12-14 “12) Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned— 13) for until the Law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there

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Introduction to the Holy Spirit: Romans 5:5

Introduction to the Holy Spirit: Romans 5:5 “and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” Romans‬ ‭5:5‬ Justification happens the moment we place saving faith in Jesus Christ. At that instant we

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Amazing Grace: Romans 5:2

Amazing Grace: Romans 5:2 “1) Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2) through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God.” Romans‬

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Peace With God: Romans 5:1

Peace With God: Romans 5:1 “1) Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,” Romans‬ ‭5:1‬ This might be the most glorious verse in the entire Bible. Because of what Jesus Christ did for us on the cross, we can experience total

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Righteousness Put On Our Account: Romans 4:22-25

Righteousness Put On Our Account: Romans 4:22-25 “22) Therefore ALSO IT WAS RECKONED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS. 23) Now not for his sake only was it written that it was reckoned to him, 24) but for our sake also, to whom it will be reckoned, as those who believe in

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