MissionNAC exists to inspire THE Church of Nacogdoches to come together in unity, amidst diversity, to be a “City on a hill,” for the betterment of our city, to the glory of God. We believe the love of Christ forges us together in friendship and unites us in mission. Our desire is to serve our city together, worship together, so that men may see our love, and seek the One who loves us.
MissionNAC got its birth in 2012 when a few churches came together to serve the needy in our community for 4 days in June. The next year, more churches joined. It is not an exaggeration to say that MissionNAC has been an organic movement of God as more and more churches began to join. After 4 years, the beauty of service became worship as pastors of multiple denominations asked, “If we can work together, why can’t we worship together?” Thus was born the Nac Night of Worship, which now happens quarterly.
So many believers, so many great churches in Nacogdoches, the oldest town in Texas, and much good has been done in the name of Christ through them. But we believe that as we are unified, as we embrace our diversity instead of allowing it to divide us, we will be used by the Holy Spirit to transform our city into the “City on a Hill” the scriptures talk about. And when that happens, who knows where the flame of Christ’s love will flicker to next?
God began changing my life as a child. My first memories of Him continues to be what my reality is today, a simple understanding of the deep, inconceivable truth that He loves me.
I am: Fourth of six children, wife of Mark, mom of 4 amazing kids, local radio personality, hiring manager, director of MissionNAC. I have been: a former national radio news anchor, teacher, public relations director, coach, collegiate ball player. But outside of being a wife and mom, my greatest joy has always come with discipling high school and college women,and working with MissionNAC.
I have had the great privilege of traveling with many teams on foreign missions, going to Russia, China, Belize, Bulgaria, and Mexico. Seven years ago, dreaming that God would use His
family in East Texas if they would pull together in love and service, with members of my church, we held the first MissionNAC WORKS. It consisted of 100 people working for 4 days to help 3 families who needed a hand up. Homes were refurbished, God’s love was shared, and people heard the Gospel in word and in deed. The dream bloomed…not just in my heart, but in the hearts of many. What if God’s people pulled together from every church in unity to love the lost and the hurting so much that they couldn’t help but to see Christ’s love? God was obviously planting the vision in many hearts. In 2017, 350 people worked for 4 days and 18 homes were refurbished. Within 3 years of the first MissionNAC WORKS, pastors decided if we can work together,we can pray and worship together and thus began the Nac Night of Worship.
I know God gave me the heart of a dreamer, but this thing called MissionNAC - where His people act like family? That is HIS desire. HIS will. There are a lot of His children here in East Texas who want Him to be glorified in our city, who are praying and dreaming that because of Christ’s family, our city will be transformed to make Him look like the great God He is. I am – very excitedly – just one of them.
I consider myself a lifelong learner. From early on I remember always enjoying learning new things. Growing up in Nac I never really thought I would want to settle here, but as I've learned more and more what it's like to follow the Lord, He has made it very clear that Nac is my home. I am constantly learning how MissionNAC is playing a big part in what the Lord is doing here and I am thrilled to be able to use my gifts and abilities to serve. I am so eager to see what God has in store for this small town in East Texas, which Ephesians 3:20 says that it is "Immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine." That is my prayer and hope for this city.