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April 17, 2014
By Leigh Pritchett
Randolph Baptist Church
Bibb Baptist Association
Favorite Verse: John 1:1
Favorite Hymn: “Worthy of Worship”
Hobbies: Arts, crafts and yard work
Family Status: Married for 11 years to Jeff; children, Cody, Grace and Luke
Q: What influences in your life pointed you to Christ at the beginning of your faith journey?
A: My parents. We were always there (at church) when the doors were open. It’s something you do for God in obedience and to grow closer to Him. When I was 7 years old, my dad played Jesus in a cantata at church. When I saw that, I just really made the connection. That was a life-changing moment. Since then, it has been a time of drawing closer to Him.
Q: When and how were you led into your ministry work?
A: I always wanted to be involved. Some ladies asked me to serve on a committee and I said, “Sure.” The more I serve, the more I want to serve to bring glory to Him.
Q: What does your ministry work demand?
A: Time would be the biggest. It (also) challenges me to get more into God’s Word and let Him feed me so I can help others.
Q: What do you get from the ministry work?
A: A closer relationship with God. You think, “Why shouldn’t I do those because He did so much for us?”
Q: How do family members support you?
A: My kids come along and help do things. They’re just always there. My husband is there. There’s never a time when I have to say, “Are we going to church today?” He wants to be there as much as I want to be there.
Q: How do you see yourself involved in this ministry work in the future?
A: I hope it never ends. I want there always to be something I can do for Him. I want to be a part of it. That’s the blessing.
Q: What difference will this ministry work make for you in the future?
A: I want it to influence my children to take up that challenge and do it as much as I want to do it. Passing on the love of God.
Q: What difference has Jesus Christ made in your life?
A: All the difference. There’s a hope. There’s Someone to serve, Someone to honor. He’s so worthy of everything. I can’t imagine what it would be like not to be a believer.