Laura Dunnican

Laura Dunnican

Global Missions Mobilizer

Life Story

I was born and raised in Dallas and grew up hearing about Jesus often. It felt like a myth that I was okay affiliating with, but not the truth I believed to change me from the inside out. I continued to pursue things that fed my ego—temporary pleasures, the approval of others, etc. I was never fulfilled by these things and was left to find the next thing that might satisfy me.

I went to Lubbock for college. At a retreat for incoming freshmen, I heard the gospel and believed it for the first time. It began to change me from the inside out! I felt seen by those who plainly acknowledged my sin, who met me with the grace and forgiveness of Jesus, and who invited me into the life and fellowship they experienced together in the Lord. I knew I had found something good and worth pursuing.

As a member of Redeemer Church in Lubbock, I learned to follow Jesus and to find my ultimate joy in a relationship with Him. It was there that I was empowered to consider how God might want to use me to see His name worshiped and glorified in places that have not heard about Him. Taking the next steps to be sent overseas by Redeemer, I found myself drawn to the work of mobilization. I now see this as my most strategic role to see God send out laborers so those who have never heard will hear. I was on the mobilization team at Redeemer for two years.

I love meeting people who love Jesus, hearing what God is showing them, and empowering them to take the next step of obedience. I also love sharing the gospel with people from different cultures and backgrounds and seeing how the gospel is truly for all people.

I am known to be a hobby enthusiast. I try to always have an outlet for creativity or adventure. I love the outdoors, adventures to new places, ceramics, photography, and music.

Hope for The Village Church

My hope for The Village is to see God continue to increase our joy in making disciples and sending believers to live and work among the unreached.

“How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!’”

– Romans 10:14–15