Lowrey, Rebekahcomment (0)
April 5, 2012
By Julie Payne
First Baptist Church, Satsuma
Mobile Baptist Association
Favorite Bible Verse: Jeremiah 29:11
Favorite Hymn: “He Keeps Me Singing”
Hobbies: Riding horses, hunting and fishing
Family Status: Parents Tommy and Alisa; one brother, Jonathan; one sister, Sara
A recent graduate of Judson College, Rebekah Lowrey earned her bachelor of science in psychology and completed advanced therapeutic horseback riding courses — courses that instruct how to teach riding to those with disabilities. She was recently certified as a level one riding instructor by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International (PATH).
Q: When did you come to know the Lord?
A: I grew up in a Christian home. My father was a preacher when I was [young]. When I was 6, I went to Bible school … something that week kind of clicked and I talked to my daddy. I … told my pastor and was able to be baptized by my [dad].
Q: How did you become involved in horseback riding?
A: When I was little, my grandfather had a pony. He started me out when I was about 6. When it came time to look for colleges, I started looking for colleges with a horse program.
Q: What does it mean to be certified as a level one instructor by PATH?
A: It means I’m qualified to teach children with special needs how to ride horses. … There are different protocols for certain disabilities, and you have to have knowledge of the different disabilities and also knowledge of horsemanship. Not only do we have to demonstrate teaching kids, we also have to demonstrate riding skills.
Q: What difference has Jesus Christ made in your life?
A: A big difference in making decisions and just making sure I keep Him first and … pray about the decisions in everything I do — it helps me stay centered. I was able to be an example at school. … Making sure I keep Him first keeps me in check that [I’m where] God wants me.