The words of Jesus have guided Terry Allan Christian through out his life.
Since dedicating his life to Jesus in his early childhood, he’s been reading the red lettered version of the Gospels as recorded in the NLT & NKJV Bible. Even though he reads through the whole Bible, his primary focus is on the “words of Jesus” and the example of His actions.
Personally, he will tell you that his acceptance of Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior has been pivotal in carrying him “safely” through all his life challenges.
He’s a former Inspirational Speaker and Executive Trainer with over 20 years experience giving more than 2,500 presentations to private and public audiences across America and Canada. Several years ago Terry retired as a public speaker, after feeling the Holy Spirit redirecting his life.
Today, he counsels individuals and couples seeking a more mature understanding of their relationship with Jesus Christ. He believes his calling is to help his brothers and sisters in Christ live in a never-ending state of love, truth and forgiveness as followers of Jesus Christ. He says after “repentance” and being born again, this was the main message Jesus taught; and teaching the way by the word is the cornerstone on which his book and ministry is founded.
I believe the Whole Bible is THE WORD OF GOD and ALL scripture is inspired by God
I believe that Jesus Christ is the SON of God and I trust everything HE SAID.
He is my Lord and Savior and I am one of HIS SHEEP and HIS brother and friend.
Whether you’re a Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Catholic, non-denominational or independent, etc., the most important thing is being true to Jesus Christ in all you do and say.
His calling is to share the MESSAGE OF JESUS as recorded in the Holy Bible, using only the WORDS OF JESUS.
He was first called at 23 and told he would be a teacher for Jesus. Then in 1998, while in prayer, the Holy Spirit instructed him to fast, pray and walk for one day per year of his life. He did this walk, drinking only water, juice and decaf coffee, while feasting on the THE WORD as food, always remembering what Jesus said . . . “Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word of God” Luke 4:4
“While on this fast, my spirit was broken,my heart repented of my sins and I wept for days and weeks. When I was done, I was restored,renewed and cleansed and I haven’t been the same since.” (T. Christian)
Three years later (after the fast) while in prayer, the Holy Spirit told him to begin preparing for his ministry by composing a book using only the words of Jesus as they were recorded in the NKJB. This book would be dedicated to all Christians: the young, the old, whether new believers or life-long followers of Jesus Christ.
His book – What Did Jesus Say . . . The Seven Messages from the Master is available in Print, E-Book and Audio.
For The Record:
I was born to parents who were truly “unequally yoked”. My mother was raised Catholic, however she would tell me later, she became a “born again” Christian after her first child.(me) When we did go to church it would be a Full Gospel or Baptist denomination and that’s where I had my “born again” experience.
My dad was a man who never went to church and by the end of his life he mocked Christianity. In hindsight, I honestly don’t remember ever seeing my parents happy together and enjoying life.
Even though my mother raised us with unconditional love, she would spend much of her time trying to explain away the abusive behavior of our dad. And, my dad’s own family kept excusing away his abusive behavior by saying he “was just raised that way”. Because of the abuse, I developed a severe stuttering habit and by the time I was 16, I dropped out of school and left home. My sisters and brother, each left home the same way I did and at the same age. None of us finished high school. Our mother later apologized to us (just before she died) saying she should have left him and protected her children.
At the age of 23, I had a “near death” experience and in this experience I had a dream. In this dream I was told that one day I would be a teacher for Jesus. Needless to say, I was scared at first because of my stuttering and lack of structured education. However, I always had a “child-like” faith in Jesus as My Savior.
After the dream I was soon hired by the Dale Carnegie Organization and trained in sales and public speaking. I also met a man who taught me how to visually read and during the next few years I would read several hundred books. In 1986, I legally dropped my last name, and for 25 years I was professionally known as Terry Allan.
During my thirties I worked with some of the greatest Personal Development Teachers and with their endorsements went on to deliver over 2,500 motivational speeches and seminars on the subject of “Winning Attitudes”. I ended every talk giving thanks to God and directing my audience to pick up a red-lettered edition of the Bible and read the words of Jesus.
While in prayer (summer of 2000) I was instructed to walk away from that career and prepare for my calling to serve HIM who called me. I was told when I’m done with the book and ready to teach, that I was to legally change my last name to Christian. I was told, I would be serving Jesus from then on. For the next 12 years I read and studied the New Testament with Bible Commentaries from many points of view.
On Jan. 8, 2002, I got up early, thinking I was going to edit my book and take it straight to the publisher when I received a call from my mother saying my dad just had a stroke. It had been several years since I saw my dad or visited his property. When I did go see my mother I would visit her at a local restaurant close to her home.
My dad died 30 days later and I returned home to take care of my mom. I lovingly put my book on hold and celebrated the next 3 years with her before she died. I surrounded her with 1000 white Christmas lights for the last 1000 days of her life (3years). The lights would come on at dusk and turn off at dawn and as her first born, I was truly blessed to breathe in her last breath of life.
After her death I returned to finishing my book. One day while helping a friend, I lifted something heavy and developed a 3 hernia back injury. I couldn’t walk and it would take 18 months before surgery could be arranged. The accumulated pain and medicine starting to effect my body and by the time I could get surgery my stress level was unbelievably high and my body started passing blood.
In Mar. 2009 (4 months after back surgery) I went to the hospital and the VA Doctors told me I had the worst case of bladder cancer they’ve seen. They told me I had to have an operation putting my bladder on the outside of my body or I would die in 3-5 years. Now, that was scary!
Personally, I believed in prayer and fasting and that if the Lord wanted me to live and finish this book then nothing could stop it. I had just finished re-reading the Book of Job and I understood this was my test not my penalty. Often we see our tribulation as a penalty, not a test. With that in mind, I told the doctors to leave my bladder inside my body and I would take my chances with the Lord.
After 3 operations, and staying in the spirit of prayer and fasting throughout 2010, the VA Hospital released me two years later saying they couldn’t find any cancer in my body and I didn’t need to return to the hospital.
I believe I was divinely healed and finally, by the Grace of God, twelve years after walking away from my career as a Public Speaker (and upon following the Lord’s instructions), I legally changed my last name to Christian. I then released the book, “What Did Jesus Say”…. The Seven Messages from the Master, and started my public ministry teaching the “words of Jesus” flavored with Peter, James, John and Paul.
That’s my personal story and it’s all truthful. If you’re a Christian, I ask you to join me in being the best example that we can be. Remember, everyone takes our “example more seriously than our advice”.
In closing, I ask for your prayers and support so I may continue to serve the Lord and share His word.
May God bless ALL those who serve HIM.
In HIS LOVE I serve
To schedule Rev. Terry Christian for your Church Group, Retreat or Special Event call Helen Cook at 903-654-0938 or email at Helen.Cook@PrimeStarPublicity.com