"Terry & Barbi Franklin are two of the
brightest artists that are presently conveying
ministry across the nation. They are invited
to the largest venues and churches in the nation,
but the thing that I'm most grateful for is the
genuineness of their lives in the Lord. Their
faithfulness to ministry is a model of fidelity
to stewarding LIFE, LOVE & GRACE...
College & Seminary
Van Nuys, CA
"Terry & Barbi's main qualification is
their commitment to maintaining a healthy
and raising two precious sons, Tyler and Travis.
With that basis of integrity, they can go
forth with authority to build up the physical
as well as the spiritual family! It is our
honor to recommend this couple and encourage
you to make them a part of your ministry!"
Steve & Annie
"What a blessing you and your family are! What a joy and privilege it is
to labor together with you as we serve our Lord."
Kay Arthur , Precept Ministries
"Not only is your musicianship top-notch, but your heart for the Church and for revival came through loud and clear. Please feel free to share my hearty endorsement of your ministry!"
Dr. David Ridder, Bayside Chapel
"I had the privilege of being Terry & Barbi's pastor for eight years and
highly recommend their ministry to you. Their personal lives and family reflect
the love of Christ, and they are a marvelous example to others. The Franklins'
marriage seminar stresses the importance of prayer within the marriage and is
taken from personal experiences based on the Word of God."
Rev. L.H. Hardwick, Jr. , Christ Church
"Thank you for leading us in a wonderful marriage
enrichment weekend. I thank God for your ministry
and your heart for the world, the home, and the
church. I will Pray for God's great strength
to be yours as you boldly go. You were a blessing to our church family."
Brother Jack Fitts, First Baptist Church
“I am always encouraged by the ministry of Terry & Barbi Franklin. Their unique ability to relate to their audience is a genuine gift from God. Not only is their music inspirational, but they also have a wonderful ability to communicate with all ages. I appreciate their sensitivity to the Holy Spirit as He directs them in their marriage seminars and family concerts. I whole heartedly recommend them to you if you want your church to be refreshed and encouraged.”
Rev. Stan Martin, Westside Ch of the Nazarene
"God used you in a marvelous way this past weekend at the Kentucky District Ladies' Retreat! You truly extended a 'Living Legacy.' Yes, I am receiving glowing reports. I have been listening to your CD's all week."
Patsy Lewis, Women's Conference Director
Ch of the Nazarene
"Seldom do we see and sense the quality of
ministry as your family displayed. Churches
are desperately needing what God has gifted you
with. We especially were delightfully touched
by the ministry of your boys. I am recommending
that our denomination schedule you for a Marriage
Seminar for a Fri/Sat for the entire district."
"What we do, our singing and leading worship,
comes from watching wonderful mentors like you. You
both are wonderful role models for American leaders. We've
seen so much 'self' in many of those who do what
we do, and it's good to know there are still
ones like you who continue to genuinely give
God glory for all! Thanks for great leadership!!"
"The anointing God has placed on your family
is very evident. Our church family has
come to me telling me what a wonderful time it
was and asking when you can come back. Our
children were blessed by Nicky; our teenagers
were blessed by your sons! Adults were
very excited. Discussion has included the
presence of God that was felt and the moving
of the Spirit. In addition, your musical
talents are indeed very appreciated. I
will be contacting you about how God can use
you again here."
Terre Haute, IN
“You are extremely talented,
but more than that, you are gifted in ministry
and have such an awareness that we marvel as
we enjoy your ministry.”
Angeles , CA
“Thank you for your ministry. I used the word ‘minister'
conscientiously because that is exactly what
you did. Your servant-like spirits definitely
touched and blessed our hearts. The comments
and songs that you shared were a special blessing
to me and an encouragement to my spirit… words
fitly spoken in a time of need.”
“Terry & Barbi have been a wonderful part
of our Family Camp ministry. We've enjoyed their
talent, quality, and great enthusiasm and excitement.
They love each other and obviously love Christ
and come not only to entertain, but to minister.
They are unusually talented… and our family conference
people gave them rave reviews on their evaluations.
I would highly recommend that you consider them
for meetings of any kind.” Forest Hills
“It was great having you with us. I appreciate
the warmth and anointing upon your ministry… more
than a mere concert. Our people appreciated your
ministry so very much.”
Rockford , IL
“Your music has always been excellent, but
it seems that God is continuing to deepen your
lives… to bring more spiritual impact than ever
before. You are real! I can hardly wait to have
you back, and soon!”
Salem , OR
“After watching the Christian music scene
change, it is refreshing to see two people who
have the talent and ability to go out and minister
instead of entertain the body of Christ. After
following your ministry for the last five years,
I know you are in God's direct heartbeat in reaching
the world through music. We look forward to our
next time together.”
Greeley , CO
“Thank you for your sensitivity to the Holy
Spirit as you ministered here…your ministry was
so in tune with what the Lord has been saying
here recently. We are looking forward to the
next time you will be with us!”
“Terry & Barbi are sensitive to the Holy Spirit… not just skillful
musicians, but anointed by God. His presence is evident as they minister.
They work with you to compliment the work already taking place in your
Freeport , IL
"The Franklin 's Ministry
is highly professional and deeply personal. God
pours himself into them and they minister from
what God is doing through them."
"You are SO special! You are SO Loved...
You are a terrific reflection of your Ministry! YOU
give it credibility!"
Mount Juliet, TN
"Both Terry and Barbi are incredibly talented. Their songs are original and speak TRUTH. When they shared their music, it washed over me with hope and pulverized the worries. By being transparent with their own challenges, I flet more like a team player, being encouraged by the coaches.”
"During your seminar I closed some doors in my life that were destroying my marrriage. I am re-committing my life to Jesus Christ. My wife and I are now planning to read the Bible and pray together every day. We now know that our personal relationship with Jesus Christ is the only way we will find what we are looking for in our marriage! I can't express to you how thankful I am for your ministry! ”
"We just did our first study together
in your book. It was the first time
in 20 years! He read the devotion
AND looked up the verses. God is SO
faithful!!!! ... I'm jumping up and
down for joy... thank you for your seminar
and your new book!"
"I just wanted to say thank you so much for
the powerful ministry that you are carrying
out as a family. As a junior in college,
it is an inspiration for me as I seek to be
a man of God to know that there still are
families who love the Lord and love one another
and are willing to change the world for His
glory. Thanks for valuing the family
and teaching others to do the same. I
believe this type of ministry is one of the
only hopes we have for my generation of young
people. I also had the opportunity to
meet each of your sons, who were truly impressive
men. Thanks, Tyler and Travis, for being
willing to work with your parents to spread
the love of Christ. "
“It was a miracle that my husband stayed through this whole weekend. Last one we attended, he left after the first hour of speaking. This time, he actually made some commitments to me during the last “huddle time” that I never dreamed possible. And when he makes commitments, he keeps them! Thank you so much for coming!”
"We wanted you to know how much your
music and ministry meant to us. It
is very evident that it is your desire to
minister to people, and families, and to
bring hope and healing to the body of Christ. I
see you as a great resource. Thank
you for being people of integrity and character
for the Lord."
"I hope there is enough room here to
say what this past weekend has meant for
me... My husband is not a believer,
but he agreed to come to the conference...
I can see a change in him already! Your
stories were great... I was so impressed
with your sons at the conference and on
Sunday morning... God is working through
all of your faithfulness to him... I hope
you don't take so long to come back to our
"Just wanted to drop you a quick note
to again say "Thank You" for Saturday nights
concert! I can't tell you how many nice
compliments I heard in church yesterday
- your ministry was very well received -
we have 3 different worship leaders at our
church and all 3 said the same thing - the
best evening we've ever had here at Faith
Church... we really appreciated the spirit
of your ministry and wanted to pass the
good words along to you. I heard from one
of the couples who committed their live
to Christ - and I'm sure with all the whispering
of the prayer that Barbi lead them in -
that there were a lot more that either re-committed
or committed that night! Thanks again for
"Thank you for sharing with us... you
reminded me that God is in the business
of changing lives... during invitation time,
both of my parents were down front. I've
never seen my mom do anything public like
that... at home afterwards we sat around
the table & shared about what God taught
us...we prayed all together... I have wanted
that my whole life... thank you for sharing
with us. I'm crying right now because
I am so happy. Please keep being open
with people so God can use you."
(Cherry Hill, NJ)
"... let me assure you that this weekend
was a successful marriage seminar... we
will be celebrating our 17th anniversary,
and because of the conference it will truly
be a celebration. You see, our marriage
was not very good, we both had lost that
respect, honor, and blessing for each other
that you talked about. We were also
touched by the communication and parenting
sections. Before that conference,
I had not told my husband that I loved him
in 3 years. We were living day to
day, and I knew in my heart it would be
wrong to leave. So even though I felt
the love I had for him disappear somewhere,
I stayed with him... more I think for the
kids than anything else. We sure were
not getting along that well, and making
love to him turned my stomach. I had
become dependent on sleeping pills to get
through the nights. Your conference
changed our lives. We made a new commitment
to each other that weekend. We are
talking more, dating, respecting each other,
and showing affection to one another in
front of our kids. About 2 weeks after
the conference, for the first time in 3
years, I told him that I loved him... you
truly were used of God to put life back
into a marriage that was on the verge of
(Traverse City, MI)
You guys had a wonderful marriage program
for us at Shawnee Lodge and i really enjoyed
it and learned from it too! God has blessed
you and your ministry and enabled you to
help others through the program and your
music! My heart is still touched from the
song "you can tell alot about a man"...a
VERY powerful song!!!
"What a great weekend!... Thank you for
sharing from the Word... and God's basic
instructions. Getting to know and
hear about your family was a real treat!"
"...what a great pleasure
it was to have a front seat, and be blessed
to hear you and your boys lead us in worship...
our folks absolutely loved being a part
of that service."
(Blue Ridge, GA)
"...God bless you and your family!...to
experience you all worship and minister
together as a family was such a blessing
to me and spoke to my heart... the Holy
Spirit was doing some beautiful things there...
I asked my husband what was his favorite
part of that evening, he said it was when
our 5 year old lifted her hands during one
of your songs!"
"Thank you so much for the excellent weekend
of ministry! It was amazing to hear
you share your hearts and suggest effective
strategies for marriage. Your talent
and time were used by God in a mighty way
to bless our marriage retreat."
"My husband and I would like to thank you for a wonderful weekend. Your
teaching and stories helped us to realize how incredibly great the Lord makes
life if you just give Him your all. This weekend, the Lord was working
through you both and helped to better our lives with Him."
"On Sunday, February 15, 2004, you and
your family performed a concert at New Life
Christian Church in Newtown, PA. I
was there with my wife and daughter and
we sat in the back of the church. I
had to keep getting up and down to try to
get comfortable for my back. After
the concert I went up front and talked to
Terry to apologize for getting up and down
and I explained that I had arthritis in
my back. We prayed together that God
would remove and take the arthritis away. And
since about 12 o'clock or 1 o'clock p.m.,
Monday I have been pain free. I want
to thank you for taking the time to pray
with me. I silently re-dedicated my
life to the Lord during the concert."
To Whom It May Concern:
I am writing to highly recommend the ministry of Terry and Barbi Franklin to your church. We have hosted their family in our church three times in recent years. In our Lord’s providence, their ministry times have each come during difficult circumstances, including most recently, following the passing of our Senior Pastor due to pancreatic cancer.
I have the utmost respect for their ability to balance true professionalism and exceptional musical talent with a unique sensitivity to the leadership of the Holy Spirit. Every time they have ministered to our congregation, it has been so very appropriate to where we are as a church. It is a rare occasion that we surrender our pulpit completely on a Sunday morning to someone else. In fact, we are very selective on who we bring in on any occasion. They have never let us down.
From the awe-inspiring power duets they’ve written and performed, and that have been recorded by others, to the intimate times of worship with each family member on an instrument, they are extraordinarily gifted musicians where their heart for the Lord is evident in every aspect of the service.
Finally, I must make mention of warmth with which they carry themselves. Every time we email, talk on the phone, or meet face to face, it is comforting to know they genuinely care about us as individuals and the ministry of our church. They know our names and greet us like friends and coworkers in Christ.
For these reasons, I’m honored to write on their behalf and invite any questions to further validate our belief in their ministry.
In His service,
Pastor Mike McAdory
Midland Valley Ch of the Nazarene
Dear Fellow Pastors,
We at Living Waters Assembly of God Church were pleased and blessed to have Terry & Barbi Franklin and their sons Tyler and Travis for a time of ministry a few weeks ago.
We all felt that they were not there to perform, as much as to minister. They are not only exceptionally fine musicians and singers, as well as, first class writers of original songs. They in their short time with us, became friends and really connected with our church people. Terry and Barbi have a sweet, beautiful, and unpretensious sincerity that comes through in everything they do.
We also found them to be very cooperative and easy to work with in preparation for the service. Their presentation of the gospel was clear and unmistakable. Their conversation and interaction with people before and after service -- made everyone feel like they were touchable and real.
Therefore, we would highly recommend them for any type of ministry, from the Sunday service, to an evening concert or marriage seminar.
Joyfully in His service,
Pastor Richard Valkanet, Senior Pastor
Living Waters Assembly of GodChurch
Terry & Barbi,
Hi guys! At our weekly prayer meeting
tonight more folks gave such positive reports
on what the Lord did in their lives during
the Seminar. And the comments about
your ministry on Sunday were incredible. I
keep getting requests to have you come back
One of the couples that came to your seminar,
the husband comes to church maybe once a year. He's
a good man and considers himself a Christian,
but he doesn't participate in the home with
her efforts to raise the kids for Christ. Your
seminar was a real turning point for him.
Hey Barbi, our children's pastor, Andy, whom
you met at the seminar, said he's heard a
lot of positive feedback from your sharing
time with the kids on Sunday morning. You
are an amazingly talented ventriloquist. Wow!
Again, you guys were such a blessing to us. Someone
shared that meeting Travis and observing his
servant-heart was a real authentication to
them of what you and Terry were teaching to
couples. He is an awesome young man.
Pastor Paul Williams
Christ Center, Cashmere, WA
Dear Terry & Barbi,
Thank you for leading us in a wonderful marriage
enrichment weekend. I thank God for your ministry
and your heart for the world, the home, and
the church. I will pray for God's great strength
to be yours as you boldly go.
You were a blessing to our church family. Give
Travis and Tyler our regards as well. Thank
you for praying for our church and us.
Bro. Jack Fitts
First Baptist Church, Brewton, AL
Terry & Barbi,
It was an outstanding weekend!! Thanks
so much for being with us here at Portland
Christian Center. Your music ministry touched
the hearts of hundreds of people who attended,
and I know that the Sunday evening service
was one of those highlight services that we
will long remember.
It is always a joy to have you here. Your
sincerity, integrity, and polish in music
presentation are always refreshing and renewing.
Keep up the good work! We will look
forward to rescheduling you to join us again.
Please give our love to the boys. May
God richly bless you.
Your Friend In Christ,
Portland Christian Center, Portland, OR
We were fortunate to have Terry & Barbi
Franklin come and sing at our annual women's
retreat. They did an awesome job and really
connected with the women. They were down
to earth and spoke powerfully through their
words and song. They were with us for the
whole weekend, and the women really enjoyed
their music and message.
We enjoyed having them so much, we have asked
them to come back and sing again at our retreat.
We normally do not repeat speakers or singers,
therefore, Barbi and Terry are the first ones
that we have asked to come back. Their message
of love for the family and revival for the
church really minister and inspire any woman,
whatever her life season or stage is.
I would highly recommend Barbi and Terry
at any type of retreat. They are experienced
enough that they can adapt and fit your needs.
They were a pleasure and joy to work with,
and I'm looking forward to working with them
In His Incredible Love,
“Splash into Spring” Retreat Coordinator
St. Paul - Minneapolis, MN
Terry & Barbi,
I want to thank you, dear friends, for the
wonderful, anointed ministry you brought to
Grand Rapids First this past Sunday.
What a blessing to see you minister as a
family! Tyler and Travis did an awesome job
harmonizing with Mom and Dad as well as being
your soundmen. Your message of love and reconciliation
was perfect for Mother's Day. God has truly
blessed you with songwriting abilities, beautiful
voices, and keyboard skills. He has anointed
you to communicate His love through your giftings.
It was great to have you as our guests at
Grand Rapids First, having been with us before
at Harvest. Your words and insights were tremendously
encouraging to me personally!
Looking to the Cross,
Scott Hagan, Senior Pastor
Grand Rapids First Assembly of God, MI
Terry & Barbi,
I wanted to take a moment to thank you for
your ministry here in Traverse City at WLJN's
Ladies Conference. Of the many concerts we
have had for our Concert Series over the years,
the weekend with you and Carol Kent stands
well above any other as a weekend of challenge
and true worship. The spirit in which you
ministered to those in attendance, on and
off stage, showed a rare blend of interest
Good singers and musicians are rather common.
However, it is not so common to find those
whose talent brings attention to God, who
gave them their gift. Your lyrics have remained
true and relevant. Your music can be considered
artistry. Your delivery and communication
has brought glory to our Lord and Savior Jesus
Christ. It has reached into the very souls
of those listening.
My desire to bring you back to Traverse City
for another Ladies Conference after only a
year of separation is testimony to the confidence
I have in your ministry as artists and ministers.
God has truly blessed your ministry and it
is evidence of your faithfulness to him.
In His Service,
Evelyn G. Purdy
Traverse City, MI
My Recommendation to Pastors:
We had Terry & Barbi in for a concert last fall. They did a fantastic job for us. Three specific things come to mind...
The Bible says to play skillfully. Terry & Barbi did just that. You don't have to worry about marginal ability. They were extremely professional in their presentation. They demonstrated skill and expertise.
The Bible says to play joyfully. They brought a sense of genuine joy in the Lord to their music and sharing. They didn't put anything on at all. They were funny and fun. They were warm and genuine.
The Bible talks about maintaining your spiritual zeal. Terry & Barbi play with passion. They were sensitive to the Holy Spirit. They asked for commitment to the Lord and they had a great response by the people. It wasn't just a performance but a true worship experience. There is a depth of maturity in the Lord that is highly contagious.
I can highly recommend them for any group. They are uniquely able to connect with the kids, youth, parents, and grandparents. Everyone was sincerely glad they were there to experience the evening with the Franlins. There are a lot of good groups out there. The Franklins are excellent and really do exceed all expectations.
Pastor Paul L. Tatum
First Church Of God
To pastors of quality and growing congregations:
As a pastor, I am very careful who I welcome into our pulpit. However, I am so comfortable with Terry & Barbi who have learned how to flow and fit with the local vision without compromising their ministry and message.
Your people need the balanced ministry that Terry & Barbi bring to the family, and your people deserve the reward of hearing their music! Because they are as much ministry as concert, it works well for us to turn the whole Sunday morning service over to them. They have been with us 4 times over the past 12 years and our people still ask for them to return. Their recent Marriage Seminar was well presented and thorough, and I highly recommend it!
My only problem with Terry & Barbi was that the 1st service attendees on Sunday morning didn't want to leave and let the next service worshippers in!
David L. Hagan, Senior Pastor
Life Church, Laurel, MS
To Whom It May Concern,
I am happy to recommend to you Terry & Barbi Franklin! I have known the Franklins for many years. They combine outstanding musical talent and ministry, with rock-solid integrity.
Terry & Barbi, and their sons, Tyler and Travis, are accomplished singers, songwriters, and musicians. They flow in numerous musical styles to reach the whole family. The burden they carry for Marriage and Family Ministry is evident in their preaching and teaching ministry.
They have ministered numerous times to the congregation I pastor here in the U.S., plus on two occasions we have ministered together in South America. Because they are people of prayer and doers of God’s Word, the Holy Spirit consistently uses the Franklins to bear good fruit and to deposit the Word of God and the Holy Spirit in the hearts of those to whom they minister.
I know the Franklins will bless you!
In His Grace,
Pastor Teryl W. Todd
Evangel Assembly of God