Welcome to BT Ministries, Inc.
As the ministry grew with families and children, Apostle Terry was given the vision to move the people out of a store front building located on Piedmont Highway in Piedmont, SC to a land God would show her upon which to build a church. In 1989, ten acres of land was purchased in Simpsonville, SC.
Groundbreaking service was held in March of 1989. On October 15th of that same year, the doors of a new ministry were opened and an interdenominational house of worship was born. The ministry of God’s Chosen Assembly, Inc. would be one that would embrace a multicultural concept, where God’s love is united through mankind.
Through the unction of the Holy Spirit, Apostle Terry began to teach the church in the doctrine of The Apostolic Ministry according to Ephesians 4:11-12 “…And he gave some, apostles; and some prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.” God’s Chosen Assembly Church began functioning under a Five-Fold Ministry. No longer would Apostle Terry pastor the God’s Chosen Assembly flock, God commissioned her to spread His Word abroad.
In 1997, she began preaching and teaching over the air waves. This led to the birthing of God’s Chosen Ministries televised broadcast on WGGS-TV 16 in Greenville, SC and God continued to open other televised broadcast – A.I.B. Atlanta Interfaith Broadcast of Atlanta, GA and WJJG Broadcast of Chicago, IL.
In 1999 God confirmed the unction of the Spirit and birthed in Apostle Terry the first Integrity Conference held in Greenville, SC. Other states included were North Carolina, Georgia and various parts of Florida. Apostle Terry continued to reach the masses under the Apostolic Movement through literary works, including the publication of her first book, INTEGRITY OF THE RIB, followed by MARRIED TO FAITH, SHIELDING YOUR COVERING, and a newsletter entitled THE APOSTLE’S ANTHOLOGIES. God strengthened Apostle Terry to procure her Doctorate of Theology in June of 2010.
Apostle Terry is the Presiding Prelate of the Integrity of God’s Word Fellowship of Interdenominational Churches and Ministries, Inc. She has been consecrated as an apostle and operates in every aspect of the five-fold ministerial structure according to Ephesians 4:11-12. Her purpose, according to 2 Peter 2:12 is to establish people as well as churches in present truth. She believes that going to the WORD of God is going to meet God, to get in His presence, to receive a word for the people and that the word is to cleanse us perfecting holiness in us in the fear of God (2 Corinthians 7:1).
Apostle Bertha Terry is the daughter of the late Deacon Robert and Bertha Fowler. She is the eldest of three children, including the late Elder John Fowler and Cynthia Williams. They were reared in the Reedy Fork Community of Simpsonville, South Carolina.
On the third Sunday in May of 1971, Apostle Terry committed her life to the Lord at the Shady Oak Baptist Church. She served God faithfully at Shady Oak Baptist Church, holding such positions as Sunday School Secretary, Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday School Teacher, Church Clerk, Youth Counselor, Young Adult Advisor and President of the Young Adult Choir. It was there that Apostle Terry met and married her husband Elder James Terry and to this union they have three children, the late Elder Diane Bufford, Elder Cory Terry and Minister Cedric Terry.
After receiving the call of God to the ministry on January 29, 1984, Apostle Terry was licensed to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Her commitment and dedication did not go unnoticed. On June 9, 1985 she was ordained and installed as Pastor of Ambassadors of Christ Temple of Prayer under Overseer, Pastor Barbara D. Richardson. Starting the new walk as she listened to God carefully and desiring to be better equipped to serve in the office of a Pastor, she entered Erskine Theological Seminary in Due West, SC in September of 1986.