“From a young age, I was taught the importance of humble and faithful service as I watched my parents in our small church in Peekskill, New York. At the age of six, I prayed with my Junior church teacher. I don’t remember much about that prayer, but I do remember spending the next fifteen years with frequent concerns about my salvation. Out of love for God and a desire to serve Him, I tried my best to live the Christian life and please God in my church and public school. I was burdened for souls, and at the age of sixteen, I declared my desire to be a missionary to France. While in Bible college, however, the Holy Spirit revealed that I was trusting in my good works and godly heritage, and not in Jesus and His righteousness to save me from the penalty of my sins. (Titus 3:5) For the first time after trusting Christ as my Savior, the illumination of Scriptures through the Holy Spirit was real. ‘My flesh and my heart faileth, but GOD is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all thy works.’ Psalm 73:26,28”
Heather has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Secondary Education, as well as a certificate in TESOL.
While serving as secretary at a Bible college in New England, Heather met Forrest while he was serving on a visiting Men for Missions team from Friendship. Five days after his return to Raleigh, he made the first of many phone calls, and they have talked every day since. Forrest and Heather have two boys, Archie and Aaron.
In addition to spending time with family and friends, Heather enjoys running, reading, and coffee, not necessarily in that order. She is thankful for a true and faithful God and for the wonderful opportunity she has to serve and worship Him at FBC.