Tribute to Terry Lowe – a much loved director of FGB

“Well done, good and faithful servant. Enter into the joy of your Lord.” I have no doubt that Terry heard these words of welcome as he slipped peacefully from earth to heaven at 04.15am on 31st October.
Terry as he will be remembered by all who loved him.
A fitting tribute to Terry from Barrie Lawrence, Chairman of FGB UK & Ireland: I first met Terry at an FGB dinner in Southend around the end of 2012. Just who was this tall, energetic man, leaping around and taking videos with his tablet? I was soon to find out, as he cheerily introduced himself. My first book had just been published, and at the end of the evening, he enquired how many were left, and bought around 25 copies. Such a generous encouragement. He referred to me as ‘young Barrie’ and I called him ‘Uncle Terry’. He had a great testimony, with engaging stories of nearly being blown up in the military, and of playing football well past middle-age. But Terry had met Jesus, and he loved Him passionately, and served Him with all his heart. As director of south-east region FGB, he was amazingly methodical, often having the same speaker go from chapter to chapter every day for a week, covering dinners, breakfasts and radio broadcasts. Travelling with him around the region, he was clearly loved as a fatherly pastor figure. He was a long-standing director of that region, and never missed the quarterly national council meetings in Nottingham, where his wisdom and input was valued. At the age of 80, Terry was still travelling to Eastern Europe, sharing testimony and preaching in numerous countries and cities. The transport was often basic, and the sleeping arrangements even less so. But Terry embraced such challenges with an attitude of boyish adventure, and was loved by those he ministered to. We are each unique – but some are more unique than others! Terry was through and through Full Gospel, speaking in the power of the Spirit, whilst expecting and seeing miracles. Full of power, and full of faith, and full of love. Terry is irreplaceable. Our thoughts and prayers are very much with Anne, and daughter Steffi, and the wider family. Please add your personal tributes as comments on this post.

5 Responses

  1. Matthew 11:28-29 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
    Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

    Terry was a true legend. He worked tirelessly to support many of the Chapters in the Southeast and North Kent areas of the FGB and sometimes beyond. He will be sadly missed if just for a season or two. We wish his wife Anne and family our very best love at this time. He is now at peace safe in the arms of Jesus.🙏

  2. Terry has been such a good and loyal FGB friend since the eighties when we first met. Our association have covered visits to the Dartford FGB chapter over some years, co involvement as officers with the Dulwich and Herne Hill Chapter, Terry’s frequently visited the South London region to encourage chapters since, joint FGBFGGF ventures to Belgium, St Petersburg and Lithuania and at numerous FGB National Council meetings. Jacob and I presided over is election as South East region Director. He has been a wonderful, dedicated Director of the region, contributing consistent vision to inspire all to reach higher goals for Jesus. Terry was a true friend constantly seeking to encourage. ‘ Praise the Lord’ was his first answer to all telephone calls! In St Petersburg he set the pace for walking round the City with my wife, Judy, and I. He always walked the extra mile for his friends.! He consistently maintained patience and good humour, a hunger for the lost, with a desire to reach and bless all. Terry served both as a military man, teacher and as a voluntary Prison Chaplain as well as being a football goal keeper long after working retirement. Venturing frequently to the Baltic States and East Europe on outreach venture over more recent time he was greatly loved by so many there an here. I and Judy, my wife, will miss a very, very, special friend. Anne, Terry’s wife, and Stephanie his lovely daughter, were so very precious and loved by Terry, as were his wider family, and who have been such a firm support to him though the years and all ventures.

  3. Terry will be sadly missed by those who knew him the closest but he will also be missed by those of us on the National Council of FGB.
    His sober wise words of wisdom and robust prayers will no more be heard at our Council meetings and the Council will be a poorer
    place for this. He now rests in the shalom of our beloved Jesus. Good bye and God’s rest dear friend.

  4. Terry was loved by so many: family, friends and FGB members as well as the God he served so effectively, and with whom he now shares eternity in perfect Love, Peace and everlasting Joy. He will be sadly missed by all of us: his enthusiasm, faithfulness and commitment to loving others, and reaching out to so many across the UK and Europe, was an example to me and all of us in FGB. His contributions to the extension of the Kingdom of God will not be forgotten.

  5. A mighty man of God, a true and reliable friend a helper and encourager he will be greatly missed but he will not have missed his reward. Praying now for his wife Anne and family in the mighty name of Jesus.

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