I was born and raised in Carrollton, Texas. In the early stages of my life, my family attended a Catholic church. The main thing I remember from this time is being confused about the rules that this church put on religion. I could not adequately describe what I was feeling then, but now I know that all I saw was legalism. Later in my childhood, my family switched over to a non-denominational church where I heard the true gospel of Jesus for the first time, gave my life to Jesus and made the decision to be baptized. I had true childlike faith. I never doubted the gospel, but it did take me a while to fully comprehend my need for it.
From that time on, my personal relationship with Jesus grew steadily but slowly until college. In college I was challenged in new ways which the Lord used to transform my heart deeply. He did this through a series of changing relationships and other life circumstances which stripped me of things I had placed my identity in apart from Jesus. At first it felt like my life was falling apart and that I had nothing left to hold onto, but during that season I learned who I am in Christ and fully placed my hope in Him. Though all of these changing circumstances, He was constant.
During that season, the Lord put it on my heart to change majors and schools. I transferred to Dallas Baptist University to finish my last two years of my undergraduate degree and ended up working there as an administrative assistant while pursuing my master’s degree. It was during my time at DBU that I started attending The Village; I was immediately drawn into this church because of the gospel-centered community and teaching. Now I have the joy of serving on staff as the executive assistant for The Village Church Institute.
My life has not gone as I have planned, but through all the twists and turns the Lord has been there. I am thankful that I can rest in His Word and promises, knowing that He is faithful and sovereign.
Hope for The Village Church
My hope for The Village is that we would be people who are marked by the gospel in our daily lives and that we seek after the Lord with all our heart. I pray that we will be people who embrace the gifts God has given us and use them for His kingdom and His glory.