I came to know Christ after I walked through many dark trials during my childhood and young adult years. Once I came to know Him and the love He pours on us each day, He gave me a passion of sharing the Word of God and walking with others as we live out our messy lives. I lead a busy and sometimes chaotic life but have been happily married for ten years to the man who showed me to Christ. I am wife to Ryan and mother to Timothy, Peyton, Layla, and Mia. I am passionate about seeing lives changed through the love that can only come from our Lord and Savior.
Becky Barnhart is a 1981 graduate of Owensboro High School, attended Kentucky Wesleyan College from 1983-1985 and graduated from Western Kentucky University with a degree in journalism in 1986. From 2001-2015, Becky served as a writer/communications leader with Operation Mobilization (OM), a global missions organization, and was based in Hungary, Austria, and England. In her job, she traveled extensively and had the opportunity to meet women from all over the world, which enlarged her heart for women. She returned to Owensboro in December 2015 and is happy being back “home”. She is a member of New Life Church in Owensboro.
It wasn’t until later in life that I accepted Christ as my Savior. Thankfully, both of my grandmothers, long before, planted that seed in me as child. I was born and raised in Decatur, Alabama, living here all of my life. I did spend a little time away at college but returned home where soon after I began my career. I have been in the banking industry for over 14 years and feel the gifts that God has given me have suited me well in the multiple roles I’ve had in my profession. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Beau, for seven years, and we have a beautiful little ball of energy, Olivia. She is all things girly and sassy but also silly and kind-hearted like her daddy. I am blessed to be called wife and Mommy.
Angie DeWitt is the Assistant Director of Volunteer Owensboro. When Angie is not connecting the community to a local non-profit through volunteering. She serves each week at her church in the Kids Ministry, loves hang out with her family especially her grandson Cruz and to relax at the beach. She has been married to her husband, Benji, for 30 years and has a daughter, a son, and daughter-in-law. Angie enjoys life and is very thankful she gets to serve others.
I am a sinner who asked God into his heart at a young age and who is thankful for His grace and forgiveness. I am husband to a beautiful woman named Cheryl and father to four crazy kids: Timothy, Peyton, Layla, and Mia. I have worked with Turner Construction since graduating from Auburn University in 2002. My family and I moved to Owensboro, KY in 2010 so that I could help manage the construction of the new Owensboro Health Hospital. I believe the move was an opportunity given to us by God to help our personal growth in Him and to help build bigger things (not structures). God has continued to open doors for Cheryl and I that allow His work to be done through us. We continue to grow as Christians and as a family. I am fearfully excited to see what God has planned for my family and me.
I accepted Christ at an early age but don’t remember the moment or all the details about the day I was baptized. I’ve always believed in God but did not properly nurture and grow my relationship with Him until later. I’ve prayed many times to God, thanking him for sending his son Jesus to die on the cross for my sins and saving me so I can spend eternity with Him in heaven. Jesus entered my heart and is my savior. I have many memories of these later prayers. They are powerful, peaceful, and have ignited my desire to grow and serve Him. My husband and I attend and serve the Lord at First Baptist Owensboro. We’ve been married for 10 years and have two children: Lane and Leah. I work as an IT professional at a manufacturing company. My passion for serving God through Connecting Ministries is in loving, inspiring, and supporting women.