Kristen Ainsworth

Groups Minister

Life Story

As a kid, I always loved going to church. My dad served in Southern Baptist churches as the Minister of Music, so my family was very involved in ministry. It was during youth camp when I was 13 years old that I surrendered my life to Christ and entered into a relationship with Him. Since then, I have been blessed to learn from incredible pastors and teachers who have taught me how to study the Bible and walk in the Spirit.

After high school I attended Ouachita Baptist University and then grad school at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. For 11 years, I worked as a teacher and an assistant principal in public schools in Arkansas and considered it a tremendous privilege to serve my community in these roles.

In 2013, after nearly 10 years of marriage, I found myself in a position I never dreamed I would be: a single mom of a 2-year-old. Through a season of deep suffering, the Lord not only sustained me, but He transformed me. He used suffering to expose sin in my own heart that I had been blind to for years, and I experienced the joy of repentance and the beauty of God’s grace. As my community of godly women walked with me through that season, the Lord taught us collectively how to pray, how to forgive, how to truly seek His face, and how to live with joy and hope in the midst of dark circumstances. And as a part of the Lord’s transforming work in my heart, He called me to leave my career in education and to spend the rest of my days on this earth serving and building up the body of Christ in the local church.

My son and I moved to the Dallas area in 2015 so that I could attend Dallas Theological Seminary and be close to my family. I am humbled and overjoyed to be a part of the work the Lord is doing at The Village Church.

Hope for The Village Church

My hope for The Village Church is that we would be a people whose hearts are fully the Lord’s, that we would live each day in light of eternity, and that we would be known by our love for one another.