Terry Meeuwsen was born and raised in the Green Bay area of Wisconsin, where she grew up the oldest of four siblings. Gifted from a young age, Terry developed her God-given vocal 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. Since 1993, Terry has been the warm, engaging personality greeting The 700 Club guests on weekday mornings. Serving as co-host, she has shared the love of God with millions of viewers from the CBN studios in Virginia Beach, VA.
Terry is also an accomplished author, with four titles to her name, including The God Adventure, a story of God’s power and purpose in her life.
A lifelong advocate for children, Terry and her husband Andy are the parents of seven, including five 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 with a mission to take vulnerable children from at-risk to thriving.
To find out more about Orphan’s Promise, visit OrphansPromise.org.