Gina Markley


I pray this verse for all our students: Psalm 71:17 Since my youth, God, you have taught me, and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds.

When I was three years old, my mother died of cancer. My grandmother came to live with us to help my dad take care of me. I heard and knew very little about God until some neighbors invited me to go to a vacation bible school at the church down the street. I listened as a man who made me laugh with his puppet, told me about Jesus. I responded to God’s offer of forgiveness and eternal life. The Holy Spirit came to live inside me and He has never left me.

I am married. My husband and I have two sons, two daughters-in-law and four grandchildren. God called my husband into full-time youth ministry after we were married. I served alongside him in youth ministry and later when he became the lead pastor.

Looking back, I can see how God has always watched over me. I want everyone to know how much God loves them.