Preslie Specht

My family moved around much of my childhood because of my dad’s job. We always attended church but never got really plugged into a church for fear of having to move again. I don’t ever remember not being a believer but it wasn’t until my family settled down in Lindale, TX that we found a church home and I really began to understand what that entailed. My life was changed when I was 12 years old and I attended a Disciple Now weekend at my elementary school principle’s home with several of my closest friends. The Lord completely transformed my life and He continues to remind me daily of his grace, love and faithfulness.

I went away for college, and like most people, I really struggled in finding my way and finding my identity. I moved home and finished college at the University of Texas at Tyler where I received a degree in Psychology with a minor in Child Development. Children have always been my passion and I have always known that the Lord would lead me back to them in some way. Being in ministry was never something that I had envision for my life, but like always, The Lord had different plans for me than I had for myself. I took at job at Grace as a two year old teacher right out of college “until I could figure out what I was going to do with my life”. Years later, I am still here with zero intention or desire to be anywhere else. I feel like the Lord turned me to ministry to turn my heart more towards him and He continues to remind me of his forgiveness, goodness and love for me throughout every peak and every valley of life.