For as long as I can remember, I’ve been involved in church. I grew up in a Christian home in Richardson, Texas. While attending VBS at the age of 9, I prayed the salvation prayer with my youth minister, but I didn’t completely understand the meaning of my decision.
My preteen and teenage years were not easy. I loved being a part of youth group and learned plenty about God; however, the more I learned, the more I doubted my own salvation. I must have rededicated my life hundreds of times. When I was 14, my mother, who was my biggest spiritual influence, died after battling breast cancer. Our church family played a massive role in supporting and caring for my family during that difficult time.
While serving as a missionary in New Zealand during my early 20s, Christ became real to me in a way I’d never before experienced. I could feel His presence and love for me, and my desire for Him grew stronger. As I came to know more of Christ, He began to show me that I was to serve Him in ministry. I returned to the States and began attending The Village.
God continues to reveal His goodness and faithfulness to me while showing me the depth of my sin and my tremendous need for Him. While I work part time on staff, I’m also completing my master’s degree at Redeemer Seminary.
Hope for The Village Church
My hope for The Village is that we would constantly strive to “lay aside every weight and sin which clings so closely” as the Lord reveals the brokenness in our hearts. May we always seek to treasure Christ above all else and follow obediently as He leads us down paths of righteousness, no matter how difficult or uncomfortable that may be.