Serving as Ministry Assistant at Calvary Baptist Church since November 1999 has been one of the most fulfilling things I have ever done, because God surely placed me here. He called me from the secular workforce where I had worked in the Accounting Department for 22 years when Raytheon, a local military defense contractor, closed in December of 1998.
During the time from January to October 1999 He caused me to grow a deeper love of His Word through Precepts Bible Studies and created in me a desire to serve Him in full-time ministry. That's when He opened the door at Calvary Baptist Church and allowed me to fulfill my heart's desire of serving Him and His people in full-time ministry.
I am married to the love of my life and soul-mate, Gary Church, since 1980. We have one daughter, Leslie, a grandson, Kian, and a Weimaraner, Lilly. I enjoy target shooting, riding my bike,reading, cooking (especially grilling out!), and serving as Media Technician at the church I attend, University Parkway Baptist in Johnson City, TN.
I also serve as the East Tennessee Representative for the Tennessee Baptist Convention Secretaries Association (TBCSA) and Manager of the Baptist Village of Johnson City which is a part of the Tennessee Baptist Adult Homes.
My life verse is Romans 1:16--"I am not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of God for everyone who believes, first for the Jew and then the Gentile." To God be the Glory through Jesus Christ who saved me and the Holy Spirit within me giving me everything I need to do His work till He returns. Amen.