founder & director
Terry Meeuwsen was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where she grew up the oldest of 4 siblings. Gifted from a young age, Terry developed her God-given voice talent, eventually joining the New Christy Minstrels for two years before turning her attention to a larger stage. Terry was crowned Miss America 1973 and she used her new platform to share her faith.
Winning the Miss America crown helped Terry launch a career in broadcasting that would ultimately bring her to The Christian Broadcasting Network full-time in the early 1990s. Terry is also an accomplished author, with 4 titles to her name, including The God Adventure, a story of God’s power and purpose in her life.
Since 1993, Terry has been the warm, engaging personality greeting 700 Club guests and viewers every morning. Serving as co-host with Pat and Gordon Robertson, the trio have shared the love of God with millions of viewers from CBN’s studio headquarters in Virginia Beach, VA over the last 23 years.
A lifelong advocate for children, Terry and her husband Andy have seven kids, including 5 adopted children. It was this passion for adoption that led Terry to launch Orphan’s Promise in 2006. Orphan’s Promise is CBN’s ministry to children around the world. It recently celebrated 10 years of taking vulnerable children from at-risk to thriving.