“A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in or the kind of car I drove .... But the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child” .. (Taken from Successories) Debbie has changed the last line to say, “But the world may be different because Jesus used me to plant “seeds” in the life of a child”. Debbie’s desire is to see children make a decision to follow Jesus at an early age and continue on the narrow path throughout their life.
Debbie is an example of a “seed” planted in Children’s Sunday School during her elementary years. Born and raised in San Jose, California, she put her faith in Jesus during her 7th grade summer Hume Lake Christian Camp. Though in her high school years, she choose to do her “own thing” and ignored her faith, but the Lord had other plans for her.
Debbie rededicated her life after a series of life changing events and totally surrendered to God in 1982. Leaving her profession of 18 years, the Lord lead her to a total career change .. Leaving the hair industry and giving Debbie a heart for ministering to children.
In 1986 Debbie’s family were asked to leave Los Gatos Christian Church to help begin a new sister church in San Jose, known as South Valley Christian Church. It was there that she began her journey in the Children’s Ministry volunteering as a director for 6 years. In 1991 another partnership was formed with Hillside Church of Morgan Hill, now known as West Hills Community Church and Debbie was asked to serve as the Children’s Minister. Presently on staff full time and thanking God for this awesome privilege of serving children for the Kingdom of Christ.
Married since 1971, Don and Debbie have a son and daughter and have lived in Morgan Hill since 1986.