I was born and raised in a Christian home in Huntsville, Alabama. As the oldest of six children you might say that working with kids came naturally for me. When I was 8 years old I accepted Christ as Lord and Savior and was baptized. In middle school, I had the opportunity to participate in mission projects around the city and knew that God was calling me to some sort of ministry. In high school, I participated in several national and international mission trips with my church. Every time I traveled and saw the spiritual hunger overseas my burden for churches in the USA increased.
Upon graduating high school in 2006, I joined the staff of Life Action Revival Ministries Road Teams. For the four years I traveled with them, I was responsible for teaching biblical principles through songs, drama, games and stories to 2ndthrough 6th grade children. It was while with this ministry that God opened my eyes to the need for children’s ministry in the churches of America.
From 2010 to 2013 I attended North Greenville University (NGU) in Tigerville, South Carolina where I majored in Christian Studies and Education. I learned how to study and teach the Bible in a way children can understand. While attending college, I worked as an intern in the children’s ministry department at Taylors First Baptist Church, where I organized and administered supplies and volunteers for weekly activities and large scale events. I graduated from NGU in December 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
In March 2014 was called to join the staff at Villa Heights Baptist Church and moved from Alabama to Virginia. I desire to serve the body of Christ through the work of Villa Heights by leading in the area of children’s ministry. My vision is to equip families to seek the Lord together and to instill in children a desire to follow Christ. I enjoy working alongside many talented, giving, and loving followers of Christ in the many ministries offered to children and families.
Matthew 19:14 “But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.””