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

The Tragic Exchange: Romans 1:23

The Tragic Exchange: Romans 1:23 “23) and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.” Romans‬ ‭1:23‬ ‭ Paul now records the tragic exchange. As people began to drift from God, they exchanged

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Early Stages of Human Apostasy: Romans 1:21-23

Early Stages of Human Apostasy: Romans 1:21-23 “21) For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22) Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23) and exchanged the glory

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God Has Left Witnesses of Himself: Romans 1:18-20

God Has Left Witnesses of Himself: Romans 1:18-20 “18) For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19) because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them.

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The Battle for Truth: Romans 1:18-19

The Battle for Truth: Romans 1:18-19 “18) For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19) because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them.” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭1:18-19‬

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God Has A Trigger Point: Romans 1:18-19

God Has A Trigger Point: Romans 1:18-19 “18) For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19) because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. Romans‬

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Becoming a 1:8 Christian: Romans 1:8

Becoming a 1:8 Christian: Romans 1:8 “8) First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because your faith is being proclaimed throughout the whole world.” Romans‬ ‭1:8‬ Paul makes mention that the Christians in Rome were very zealous to to share their faith. They were a mission

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Keeping the Old Sword Sharp: Romans 1:11-12

Keeping the Old Sword Sharp: Romans 1:11-12 “11) For I long to see you so that I may impart some spiritual gift to you, that you may be established; 12) that is, that I may be encouraged together with you while among you, each of us by the other’s faith,

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Glimpse into a World Changer: Romans 1:9-10

Glimpse into a World Changer: Romans 1:9-10 “9) For God, whom I serve in my spirit in the preaching of the gospel of His Son, is my witness as to how unceasingly I make mention of you, 10) always in my prayers making request, if perhaps now at last by

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Becoming a 1:8 Christian: Romans 1:8

Becoming a 1:8 Christian: Romans 1:8 “8) First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because your faith is being proclaimed throughout the whole world.” Romans‬ ‭1:8‬ Paul makes mention that the Christians in Rome were very zealous to to share their faith. They were a mission

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Beloved by God: Romans 1:7

Beloved by God: Romans 1:7 “7) to all who are beloved of God in Rome, called as saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans‬ ‭1:7‬ ‭ Paul was a servant to believers everywhere, including those who were beloved by God in

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The Missionary Call: Romans 1:5-6

The Missionary Call: Romans 1:5-6 “5) through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith among all the Gentiles for His name’s sake, 6) among whom you also are the called of Jesus Christ;” Romans‬ ‭1:5-6‬ In these verses, Paul talks about the grace

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