Married to Jeff for 17 years. One daughter - Jessica (13.)
Growing up, I lived in Georgia, Saudi Arabia, Pennsylvania and Texas. I still love to travel. I especially love outdoor adventures. Currently I am working on visiting all the waterfalls in North Carolina. At home, I enjoy rooting on our Alma mater, the Fighting Texas Aggies! We have 2 cats, 10 chickens and 11 guineas on our "mini-farm." One of my interests is flowers and if I visit your house, I may ask for a clipping to see if I can get it to live at my house. We homeschool our daughter and I adore being a part of our local Classical Conversations community. We have been attending FBC Springfield for the past 16 years and I have been helping out with AWANA there almost all of those years, and enjoy attending bible study and sunday school. In 2011 I was diagnosed with stage 4 thyroid cancer which had metastasized to my hip bone. I am completely cured and have a wonderful quality of life. It was during that experience that God showed me He wanted me to be a part of a ministry I had never heard of, CEF. I live each day grateful for the opportunity God has given me and knowing that He isn't finished with me yet.
Ed & Corbina Ike
We have been married for 43 years and have a blended family with 3 children, Joel (deceased), Laura Ike, and Jennifer Spence. We enjoy 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and a puppy girl named Rose. In 2005, we joined Chapel in the Gardens Presbyterian Church, PCA, where Ed serves as a teaching Elder and Corbina has served in the women’s ministry and sings in the choir. We are both involved with 5-Day Club (VBS) at Chapel. In 2006, we learned about Good News Club and attended training. In 2007 we began hosting a Good News Club at Port Wentworth Elementary until 2015. In 2015-16, we began hosting at GNC at Rice Creek School. We serve on the board of directors for Child Evangelism Fellowship of GA, as well as the Southeast CEF board.
I retired from the Savannah Chatham County Public School System after 32 years and spent 18 years as Student Service Coordinator at Savannah Technical School. After retirement from public education, I became a licensed professional counselor, a certified bereavement coordinator for several hospice organizations, and a crisis counselor.
I completed a business course, worked as a legal secretary, and owned a retail store for 20 years. After selling the store in 1993, I began traveling throughout 6 southeastern states giving my testimony with Stonecroft Ministries.
Pamela "PJ" Richards
As a 20 year veteran of the public school system, I am passionate about equipping our children to be successful in life, and the Good News Club provides support for the only foundation for a truly successful life. My husband, who is a high school football coach, and I have three children and two grandchildren. Coaching keeps us busy, but working on a Christ-centered home is what keeps us going. In addition to sports, we enjoy kayaking, renovating our home, and cooking. I also love capturing the many precious moment God grants us with my camera.
I am a native of Savannah and live in Keller, Georgia with my husband, Donald and five BAD cats! Donald and I have four sons, one grand-daughter and one grand-son.
I teach piano and harp in my home studio. I have been performing on my harp in the Low Country since 2003.
I am a teacher for the Rice Creek Elementary School's Good News Club in Pt Wentworth, Ga. I am the secretary for the Southeast Region's Board of DIrectors CEF Georgia.
I enjoy teaching Children's Church and playing for the Worship Team at my church: New Beginnings Community Church.
I live in Savannah, Ga with my husband Rod, 2 dogs and a cat. We are empty-nesters with 4 grown children, 2 of which are married. I enjoy cooking, kayaking, college football and most of all being around family. I have a passion for children and reaching people with the gospel of Christ. My husband and I know the Lord is calling us to become foster parents and praying for Gods direction in this chapter of life. We are very active in our church and our community. Jesus calls us to let the children come:
Matthew 19:14 But Jesus said, "Let the children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.
Patrick Ryan O'Tuel
I was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia. I was saved in March 2002, after reading the gospel and realizing my need for the Savior. God called me to preach January 12, 2003 and since then it has been my passion. I have completed two years of Pastoral Theology at Victory Baptist Bible College in North Augusta, South Carolina while serving as Youth Pastor at South Haven Baptist Church. In March of 2008, I married my best friend and high school sweetheart, Kathryn. In October of 2008 God opened the opportunity to work with the youth at Countryside and I then started in full time ministry beginning January 1, 2009 at Countryside Baptist Church. I was ordained into the Gospel Ministry on October 13, 2011. I loves working at CBC full-time along with Kathryn as we minister and disciple the children and youth of Countryside. I have been a member of the Southeast Regional Board since February 2018 and have served in Good News Club for 3 years. I look forward to the many years ahead that God will use me to fulfill His Purpose while enjoying the lessons of fatherhood from our very active and adorable children, Luke, Emma and Rory.