Garland and Jennifer have been at Mercy Baptist Church for the past 11 years, serving as youth leaders for 10 of those years. They have been happily married for over 20 years and blessed with 4 amazing children. Tyler, their oldest, is a senior in college studying cross cultural studies to be a missionary. Dean, the second child, is a sophomore in college studying to be a youth pastor. Jacob, their third child, is entering into his freshman year of high school. Miracle, their youngest, is 3 years old and loves to sing and dance.
Jennifer was saved at a young age however, Garland did not come to know Jesus as his personal savior until he was 21. Garland has an associate degree in Computer Aided Drafting and Design and is currently studying for a degree in biblical studies. Jennifer has an Associates Degree in Early Education and an Accreditation in Child Development Specialist and currently teaches at Tri-State Christian Academy.
They desire to see young people know Jesus Christ and to learn biblical truths and apply them to their lives, so that they may develop a faithful walk with the Lord. Together, they make a great team ministering to teens.