Who We Are
I was born and lived my early childhood in the state of Connecticut. My family moved to the Chattanooga area while I was still in grade school. Like Ben, I also accepted Christ as my Savior at the age of twelve. From that time on the Lord gave me a desire to serve him as a missionary in Africa. I attended Bible college as an education major in the fall of 1994. I wanted to be prepared and able to teach my own children on the mission field if that is what God had planned for my life. I really got to know Ben while we traveled together on the Northern Lights Musical Ministry Team. I knew Ben’s desire to serve the Lord in Cameroon, and God knew my desire to serve the Lord in Africa. God worked out the rest of the details. We were married a month after we graduated in the summer of 1999 (anniversary 6/5/99), and began serving the Lord at my home church in Chattanooga TN (Calvary Independent Baptist Church). We both taught at Calvary Christian School for one year. We led the young adult Sunday school class for a few years and we always enjoyed assisting our pastor and our youth pastor with any church activity or youth ministry. God has blessed Ben and me with four beautiful children, Andrew (10/7/00), Katherine (12/21/02), Emma (6/23/04) and Faith Ann (7/14/06). I am thankful for God’s daily health, protection, and wisdom in my efforts to raise them to honor God.
Meet Our Children