Doug & Teri Balzer pastored two churches for 14 years and then served out of the Alliance Western District Office (Calgary) for 15 years. During this time they worked with dozens of churches and a variety of denominations to catalyze spiritual renewal across Canada and internationally.
Doug completed his undergrad at Canadian Bible College, his M.A. in Leadership and Ministry at Ambrose University, and earned his Doctor of Ministry at Alliance Theological Seminary, New York. He was the founding director of reKindle.tv and has published several books. Doug is licensed and ordained with The Alliance Canada.
Teri, in addition to catalyzing renewal in local churches, has served in a variety of church leadership roles for years, as a Kairos Course facilitator, and with church planter assessment centres. Teri is a powerful discerner and is frequently sought out for her teaching, wisdom, insight and words of knowledge.
Doug & Teri reside in Calgary, Canada and have two grown sons, one daughter-in-law and a very fuzzy Australian Labradoodle, Josie.
What others say about Doug & Teri...
Doug and Teri Balzer bring a vital contribution to the body of Christ at this crucial moment. Their impact transcends denominational boundaries, effectively reaching individuals wherever they are. They convey a powerful message that challenges people to experience a profound sense of freedom, fulfillment, and spiritual empowerment. I wholeheartedly recommend them to your ministry or church, as I have personally witnessed remarkable results as they have served our movement, Resurgence, and observed the transformative work of God in and through their lives.
Executive Director - Resurgence Initiatives
I have seen Doug and Teri help hundreds of women and men experience the life-changing power of Jesus and experience deeper levels of freedom and fullness through the Holy Spirit. Doug and Teri help others think biblically about the work of the Holy Spirit and then help facilitate wonderful experiences with God. I highly recommend them and commend to you their ministry.
Kyle Harnett, Lead Pastor
Foothills Alliance Church
I love spending time with Doug and Teri! When I do, I genuinely experience the very restorative presence of Jesus in and through them. They have significantly helped me, as well as many people in my church, to experience greater healing, wholeness, and freedom in Christ though the empowering presence and ministry of Holy Spirit.
Lisa Peters, Associate Lead Pastor
St. Albert Alliance Church
Doug and Teri have been an incredible gift to our church. Through their experience based teaching and grace-filled love toward people, they have helped many to discover new levels of freedom, and the power and love of Jesus. They guided us to encounter the power of the Holy Spirit and have deeply embedded the truth that there is always more of Jesus.
Rod Willems, Executive Pastor
Grande Prairie Alliance Church
Through the Balzers' ministry, it has been amazing to see the life transformation in our church. From realizations of God’s love to healings to deliverance, God has used the Balzers to bless our church in experiencing the good news of His Kingdom. Their invaluable equipping has empowered people to rise and partner with God in bringing light to a dark and hurting world.
Adrien Stevens Welsh
Fort City Church
Doug and Teri are gifted and humble equippers who blessed our church with the training and tools needed for us to help one another find freedom in Christ through deliverance. Doug’s theological knowledge and Teri’s experienced discernment left us encouraged and expectant in the authority we have as followers of Jesus. I would gladly have them back and I highly recommend them to you.
Allan Langlois, Lead Pastor
Quinte Alliance Church