Terri Shamar is determined to go where angels dare to tread. That statement, large as it is, gives a true view of the path Terri has walked. A musician, singer, songwriter with a defining heart of a leader of worship. Her story and the songs that have emerged are filled with not only pain, heartache, abuse and persecution, but the true revelation of hope, miracles and salvation. This allows her original music to transcend the lines of many audiences, but worship has and always will be at the forefront. "Leading worship keeps me centered and focused on Christ, keeping the right perspective on everything in life." Terri leads worship for Calvary Chapel of Grants Pass, Or, and various places and abroad, and ministers at conferences, concerts, retreats, popular coffee houses, and special events.
"My songs have been birthed through much suffering, pain, and fiery trials. I've faced death more than once -- a 50 ft. waterfall accident; car accident without a scratch, preceded by angelic warning three days before; and physically dying, unknown to doctors. "God has delivered me each and every time; I was doing my concerts in pain for about 2 years, wanting to end my life because the pain was so great. No one knew the pain I was in. I wanted to run my jeep into the river after one concert. I had cried out to the Lord to either take me out, or heal me. The Lord gently spoke to me and said, 'My grace is sufficient for you.' From that point on, I was totally healed of all physical illness and pain in my body. I have not been ill or in pain since 1996." This story of healing and renewal is one that Terri shares with every audience. "The Lord has opened up many doors and opportunities. It's not about me anymore, but about being obedient to His call on my life. I just go where He leads me." With this unadulterated faith and passion-filled heart, Terri continues and presses on toward the mark.
Terri has recorded 5 CDs to date. Her new EP "SANCTUARY" produced by Jon Newell, will be released in April 2014. Her last EP, Child After My Own Heart, was recorded with producer, Phil Baquie of SonicFlood. "Terri is an awesome songwriter, and is one of the best female guitarists to ever go through our studio."
Fueled by the band's melodious rock edge, Terri's songs bring hope to a world falling apart before our very eyes, preparing us for the soon return of the Lord Jesus Christ. Her powerful testimony fuels her passion and the visions that God reveals to her, which are a part of the very fabric of each new song.
Terri defines her ministry as being a "messenger" of Christ. In March 2005, she had a beautiful but direct visitation from the Lord. Please click here (http://www.terrishamar.com/blog/).
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Terri's music calling began at an early age. When a guitar was laid in her hands at 8 years old, it was apparent that this was the beginning of her journey, teaching herself how to play. Petite in stature, she wore her 12-string guitar like a dress, and began leading worship at 15 years old. Her strong voice, which crosses from pop to operatic, along with her solid convictions has led her to not only perform through song, but also as a speaker and teacher. Terri studied Recording Studio Engineering, music theory at Mira Costa College, and Voice with the famous late Dr. Ann Alman, a coliatura opera singer from New York.
Terri's strength as a songwriter has grown throughout the years, and has captured the attention of
many Christian artists, magazine, television, and media outlets. Holy, Holy is the Lord, a track on her new worship EP, SANCTUARY, was featured in the 2013 Winter issue of Oikeo Music, Inc. Christian Songwriters Magazine. Some of her songs, See Me Dance (Title sound track), Child After My Own Heart, were in movies "C Me Dance, Through a Mother's Eyes (Debbie Miller)" writer and producer, Greg Robbins. Terri's music also has airplay on numerous radio stations in Israel and throughout the world.
Shamar, missionary to Pakistan and Honduras, has traveled around the world with her husband, but her trip to Pakistan (Ambassador Ministries), left a life-long mark on her heart. Her unforgettable love and compassion ministered in song and word, day and night at Crusades with crowds numbering over 50,000, including large groups of Muslim women. Terri witnessed a documented miracle of a young girl healed of blindness as Terri was singing. Terri has witnessed many miracles, not only in her own life, but in the lives of so many others.