In the mid-1990’s, Mary rededicated her life to Jesus Christ after being born-again in 1977 in front of her TV watching the 700 Club and began searching for ways to serve and to learn. Immersing herself in prayer, Bible teachings, and worship, she enrolled in King’s College and Seminary (now King’s University). She had already received an AS in Early Childhood and Business Administration from Moorpark College.
Ministry experience and training:
Healing Rooms – completed course training and conference
Cleansing Stream Discipleship (leadership team for 3 years)
Confident Kids ministry – parents’ facilitator – one year
My Life, My Choice – counselor
Lay counselor at Sonrise Christian Fellowship – 2 years
Aglow International – VP Ministries Hillsboro/Whitney Aglow Lighthouse - current
CPC – board of directors and trained counselor – 2 years
Since moving to Texas, she has become a certified Overcomers Recovery Support instructor which is a faith-based 12-step program and taught in the state prison system.
She has been a volunteer chaplain at the county jail (Hill County, Texas) for almost six years since 2003 and presently leads a weekly Bible study.
Pastor Ronny Robinson (former pastor of Gospel Center (now Grace City) in Hillsboro, TX) recommended her to the organization he was president of and she obtained her minister’s license through “Christ the Great Shepherd” out of the Dallas area.
She has testified, taught, and preached at various meetings including an Aglow meeting in Norway. She also ministered at churches there during her visit.
Mission trips besides Norway include Juarez, Mexico where she ministered to the people and led devotions with her team and Nicaragua, where she ministered in various villages and spoke at a women’s prison.
Mary was also a multi-site operations director for a church-based before and after-school program for a charter school in the Dallas area for over 2 years.
She presently oversees “Women at the Well”, a ministry to mentor and disciple women, especially reaching out to those who have been incarcerated or have had to leave their present situations.
Her heart is to teach others how to overcome their difficulties through accepting the love of God and the truth in His Word. She has been praying for over 9 years for a ministry center/halfway house to help women in need.
She prays for unity in the Church and has been part of the Lake Whitney Ministerial Alliance for several years. She has volunteered at the local food bank, drove for Meals on Wheels, and worked in other community events.