Debbie serves as Women’s Minister at Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler Texas. She previously served as Vice President at Hope for the Heart and is a certified Life and Ministry Coach through AACC. She has served in Women’s Ministry for 26 + years and has a wealth of ministry and leadership experience. She has served as Director of Church and Leadership Development for Women of Faith, and as Director of Women’s Ministry at Prestonwood Baptist Churchfor 10 yearsand Willow Point Baptist Church for 10 years. She has been a LifeWay Christian Resources Ministry Trainer/Consultant for 17 years and writer for various ministries including WomensMinistryTools.org. Follow her blog at: debbiestuartlifetogether.blog
Debbie is the author of 20 Minutes a Day for the Rest of Your Life and the sequel 20 Lessons Learned from 20 Minutes a Day as well as a Bible Study journal (available on EBay). She is an International conference/retreat speaker and Bible teacher.
She received the Legends Award in 2017. She is the 2015 recipient of the “Woman of the Word” Award from Salem Communication as well as the 2011 recipient of the “Shining Star” Award, recognizing Outstanding Women in Leadership.
She has been married to John Mark for 35 years. She has 2 grown children, Jarrad and Haley and 2 grandsons.
Jana's answer to what do you want to be when you grow up was always the same, "A mom." Her dream came true when she and her high school sweetheart, Steve, got married...the cheerleader married the football player and three beautiful girls later, their family was complete. Flash forward almost twenty-five years and Jana's favorite titles remain "wife" and "mom."
Through a series of unexpected and devastating events, God has given Jana a platform that has allowed her to bring glory to Him. Her desire is to spread the hope that we have in Jesus Christ even amidst the absolute worst of times. Her heart is to bring comfort to the hurting, hope to the broken, and share the truth that our pain has purpose and meaning in God's plan.
Jana and Steve live outside of Dallas with their daughters, Emma and Sara, and their three dogs. Their favorite thing to do is camping together ain the great outdoors while making memories that will last a lifetime.
With one of those dynamic voices that immediately grabs your attention and doesn’t let go, it’s no surprise that all roads led to a celebrated career in music for Laura Cooksey.
An award-winning vocal major at Baylor University before making her way to Nashville after graduation, Laura has led worship for national conferences including Women of Faith (2010-2012 and 2015-2016) and the E Women tours, released an EP that hit #11 on iTunes’ Christian charts, sung background vocals for Mandisa, Nicole C. Mullen, Natalie Grant, Michael W.Smith, and Amy Grant and even fulfilled a childhood dream of singing for Disney.
In fact, Laura was handpicked to lend her voice to several Disney live productions, including multiple parades, (Paint the Night, Festival of Fantasy, and Happiness is Here) Cinderella castle shows, (The Magic, The Memories, and You and Celebrate the Magic) and most recently, the concluding song, “Disneyland” at “World of Color: Celebrate” for Disneyland, California’s 60th Anniversary Celebration.
As much as Laura truly loves to sing, it’s her heart for worship that ultimately fuels her passion. And as she’s travelled the country, leading audiences in offering worship, it’s been her intent to also share the why of worship.
“On my recent travels, that’s something that’s been impressed on my heart to share, to encourage the continual breaking down of walls so we can get back to a biblical standpoint of why we worship and how exactly we do that,” Laura says.
“When we lead a lifestyle of worship- not just in the four walls of the church, but also outside of church, and we come face to face with who Jesus is—and what He did for us—when that’s in the forefront of our minds, all we can do is worship. It’s an involuntary response,” Laura says.
Laura’s greatest joy other than being a follower of Jesus is to be a wife to her husband, Kyle and becoming a mom in 2014 to their THREE adopted children.