I accepted Jesus Christ as my Saviour in October 1987 at First Baptist Church of Peaceful Valley in Colorado Springs, Colorado. While kneeling at the altar to pray, my mom knelt by my side and asked me what I was praying about. When I wasn’t sure of the answer, she took her Bible and led me to Christ. I was baptized the following Sunday.
At the age of 15, shortly after my grandmother had passed away, I began to feel the Lord speaking to my heart about more I could be doing. One night while lying in bed, I prayed and asked God to use me according to His will. I began to feel more excited about doing God’s work. In January 1999, I had the privilege of taking the 2-3-year-old Sunday school class. What a joy! It was a great time, and I do praise the Lord for the opportunity to have an impact on such young lives.
In April 2000, the Lord introduced me to the love of my life–Mike Caldwell. He would become my husband just one year later. After our marriage, I moved to Alamogordo, New Mexico, where he already lived and “dove into” the life of being a wife. I couldn’t have been happier! I considered it a joy and privilege to be the “help meet” to my husband in the areas of Christian service God had placed us in. That chapter came to an end in November 2003 when God called us back to Colorado Springs to serve Him at First Baptist Church of Peaceful Valley under the leadership of Pastor Gene Woods. We believe He called us there in order to show us the way to Bible college.
From 2003 – 2009, we lived where we now consider “home” and attended the Southwest Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, OK, under the leadership of Bro. Sam Davison. We were blessed to be involved in a number of ministries there while Mike attended Heartland Baptist Bible College. After Mike’s graduation from Graduate School in 2008, we simply enjoyed post-college life while we awaited the Lord’s direction. In March 2009, during the Annual Missions Conference, we met Virl & Sandy Stalnaker, church planters to the Northwest, who were going to Vancouver, WA, to start a church. Over the following months, the Lord made it clear that He would have us move to Washington to help the Stalnakers start the church. We moved to Vancouver in September 2009. Majesty Baptist Church began in March 2010 and we were blessed to have a small part in seeing a brand new church birthed to the glory of God!
After leaving Washington in September 2011, we spent 6 short months back in Oklahoma City before the Lord called us to be church planters to Winslow, Arkansas. We surrended to that call in January 2012 and have been “on the field” since May 1, 2012. We are having a wonderful time at the Heritage Baptist Church in Winslow, AR! God is doing great things at this baby church and we are so blessed to be a part of it!