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How it all started...

 Zach Terry was born into a family of entertainers. His grandfather, Floyd Terry, regularly appeared on the Grand Old Opry in the 1940s with Zach's uncles in a band called, "the Young'uns".  Gordon Terry, the youngest of the band, found fame in music, television, and movies throughout the 50's and 60's.  In 1976, Zach was born in North Alabama and raised in the Appalachian foothills, his family regularly attended a small Missionary Baptist Church. 
By an act of Divine Providence, God changed the course of Zach's life when he heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ through a radio station in North Alabama. Within days Zach was converted and was passionate about learning and teaching the Word of God.  A few months later, he surrendered to God's call on his life to be a Preacher of the Word. 
Since that time, Pastor Zach has had the privilege of speaking around the world and to some of the most significant leaders on the planet. All the while, his mission becoming vividly clear that he is called to shape world views and daily walks through the preaching of God's Word. 
In 1994, Zach began his college career at the University of North Alabama, intent on following the family tradition of moving to Nashville and beginning a career in the entertainment industry. 
Throughout the 1990's Zach served as an Itinerant Evangelist speaking at area wide crusades, revivals, student camps, and conferences throughout the South East, USA. Then in 2004 he became the Pastor of the Lancaster Baptist Church, in Central Kentucky. 
Today, Pastor Zach is the Lead Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Fernandina Beach, FL. This amazing congregation is his first passion, and the ministry is the one in which he delights the most. They serve as the base of operations and development for the materials delivered through Maximum Life. 

Engaging the vision...

Whether engaging with  National Leaders or  the newest members of his local congregation, Pastor Zach is essentially a coach who has a passion to help people acquire a vision for the life God created them for and to know how to systematically put the pieces of that vision together. 

Where we are headed...

As Maximum Life continues to expand into new regions, it is our intention to make the principles taught by Pastor Zach available to as many people as we possibly can.  Each week, we receive messages from individuals who have had their lives radically changed through the ministry of Maximum Life.  Ultimately, we hope to see Pastor Zach's teaching translated and broadcast around the world. 

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