Legacy of Faith

LEGACY OF FAITH

Ladies Ministries in the past few years has chosen to honor a lady of our fellowship who has stood out as a leader in ministry. Some of these ladies have gone on to their eternal reward while others remain with us, some perhaps elderly, but still influencing and blessing the work of God. We are sharing an abbreviated biography of their lives for your perusal. We love and appreciate those who have walked before us and left a legacy of integrity and godliness.

Legacy of Faith

LEGACY OF FAITH

Ladies Ministries in the past few years has chosen to honor a lady of our fellowship who has stood out as a leader in ministry. Some of these ladies have gone on to their eternal reward while others remain with us, some perhaps elderly, but still influencing and blessing the work of God. We are sharing an abbreviated biography of their lives for your perusal. We love and appreciate those who have walked before us and left a legacy of integrity and godliness.

LaJoyce Martin

LaJoyce Martin

Loretta Bernard

Loretta Bernard

Rachel Cole

Rachel Cole

Janet Trout

Janet Trout

Joy Haney

Joy Haney

Bobbye Wendell

Bobbye Wendell

  • On a cold evening in December 1932 in East Texas—in a very large and mostly empty farm house—a young, sixteen-year-old mother-to-be awaited delivery of her first child. The only heat was from a fireplace and a wood stove. The doctor, elderly and patient, slow and not to be rushed, delivered a loud and healthy child, Bobbye Jean Blizzard.

    Legacy of Faith
    Bobbye Wendell
    2019
  • Joy Leanette McDonald was born April 8, 1942, to T.R. and Margaret McDonald. They received the Holy Ghost and were baptized in Jesus’ name in 1945 when he returned home from serving in the US Navy in World War II. They became sold out to God, and they raised their children on prayer and Bible reading, getting them up at 6:00 AM every morning. This habit has stayed with her, her entire life.

    Legacy of Faith
    Joy Haney
    2018
  • Janet Trout has pastored churches, co-pastored churches, been an appointed missionary, set up non-profit organizations to help people in emotional and crisis times of life, and established Bible colleges via video curriculum all around the world, including Israel. She has served on boards in businesses, including chair on the board of trustees of Urshan Graduate School of Theology and Urshan College.

    Legacy of Faith
    Janet Trout
    2017
  • My parents and grandparents received the Holy Ghost in 1917-1918 under an Assembly of God evangelist, Johnny Higgenbotham. He remained their “circuit rider” pastor for several months in a small community called Union, some ten or fifteen miles southeast of Tupelo, Mississippi.

    Legacy of Faith
    Rachel Cole
    2015
  • An Interview with LaJoyce Martin
    Q: Sister Martin, would you mind telling us how old you are?
    A: Not at all! I’m 69.95 plus tax. And the tax is getting rather steep!
    Q: Would you say your childhood was quite normal?
    A: For one year it was. Then my dad got called to preach..

    Legacy of Faith
    LaJoyce Martin
    2014
  • Earlene Carnley, who was born in Texas in 1930, and married at age fifteen in 1946, began her ministry as the singer/piano player complementing her husband’s evangelistic ministry. She did not feel the call to the pulpit ministry as a young bride, but she did feel the call to do whatever was needed to get the gospel out to whoever would listen.

    Legacy of Faith
    Earlene Carnley
    2013
  • How do you describe a legend? How do you capture with words the magnificence of spirit that is Vesta Layne Mangun? Our best attempts always seem to fall short.
    She was born into the family of R. D. Gibson, a pioneer of the Gospel in East Texas, as was his father before him.

    Legacy of Faith
    Vesta Mangun
    2012
  • Loretta Artigue was not raised Pentecostal. Her father was French and Catholic, and her mother was of Irish-German descent and Baptist. Edward Artigue was expelled from his family for marrying a Protestant and left the family home to set down roots near Port Allen, Louisiana. He passed away when Loretta was eleven years of age.

    Legacy of Faith
    Loretta Bernard
    2011
  • Catherine Chambers has often been introduced to audiences as the Queen Mother of the United Pentecostal Church. Indeed she is a lady of royalty. She carries herself with great dignity and beauty at the age of eighty-nine. Her love for people and her love for her church make her the queen that she is.

    Legacy of Faith
    Catherine Chambers
    2010

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