For the past 7 years, God has allowed me to pastor the Berean Baptist Church of Shelby, North Carolina. It was unknown to us at the time, but God was preparing us for the next step of following Him in going to Brazil as missionaries. During this time God allowed us to experience many facets of ministry and to minister to many people. God truly gave us a passion for Brazil while on a missions trip to visit one of our missionaries that we supported. It was during this time that God showed us the need and gave us the desire to labor for Him in that field. Below is a brief summary of our education and experience. Please pray with us as we endeavor to step out into this new area of ministry.
My parents always told me that I was saved when I was young. One Sunday when I was 15, I recognized that I could not remember that time for myself. I bowed my head right there and received Jesus as my Saviour. A few weeks later I was baptized. At 16 years old, I was called to preach at a youth conference at Gospel Light Baptist Church. God led me to attend Bible college where I was able to learn and train for the ministry.
Piedmont Baptist Graduate School, Masters in Arts in Biblical Studies
Atlantic Baptist Bible College, Bachelors of Arts in Theology
Fairfax Baptist Temple Academy, High-School Diploma
Pastor, Berean Baptist Church in Shelby, North Carolina
Sunday School Teacher, Bible Baptist Church, Hopewell, Virginia
Youth Leader, Harvest Baptist Church, Emporia, Virginia
Technical Director, COEBA Conference, Crossroads Baptist Church
I asked Jesus to save me as a child in Awana’s, yet I still struggled with assurance. At 10 years old, my pastor talked to me about how I could know for sure that I am saved. I received assurance of my salvation and was baptized. In high school, I was accepted into John’s Hopkins to study to become a doctor, but I knew God was calling me to follow Him. As a senior in high school, I surrendered to give God my future and went to a Christian college.
Louisiana Baptist University, Bachelors of Arts in Christian Education
Abeka Academy, High-School Diploma
Church Secretary, Sunday School Teacher & Choir, Berean Baptist Church, Shelby, North Carolina
Youth Helper, Harvest Baptist Church, Emporia, Virginia
Choir, Crossroads Baptist Church, Bailey’s Crossroads, Virginia
Various other roles including, ladies ministry leadership, visitation and soul winning, counseling, nursery, church clean up, etc.