CyFair Church of Christ
I’m a mother of four beautiful boys, three living and one who is waiting for me with our Heavenly Father. I have been happily married to my husband Jared for six years. I currently own a business where I do freelance marketing from home.
I’m 34 years old and in my lifetime I’ve been through both parental and significant other abuse, promiscuity, homelessness, single parenthood, raising a child with disabilities, and the death of a child… having only come out the other side because of the love of and love for my Heavenly Father.
I was raised in the Church of Christ and was baptized at the tender age of 9.
My main focuses are perseverance, faithfulness and forgiveness. We all fall and struggle, but what steps do we take to make sure we get back up again? No one has a smooth path in this life…and some paths are way rockier than others.
I organized the Ladies Day two years running at my previous congregation, League City Church of Christ and have done small speaking bits at various venues. I believe with my life experiences, I have been called to do something more. I’ve also started writing my first book which should be available in the coming year.
Bright Angel Church of Christ
Las Vegas, Nevada
Terri was born in Louisiana. She relocated to Las Vegas in 1968 and has lived there ever since. She married Brian L. Elston (currently a preacher at Bright Angel) in 1983. They have one adult son.
She obeyed the gospel in 1987, and graduated with honors from college in 1988. In 1999, Terri started her own publishing company which led her to winning many awards including, 2002 Women of Great Vision, 2001 Pioneer of Nevada Senatorial Recognition from John Ensign, 2000 Micro Business Award, Certificate of Commendation from Senator Harry Reid, and Congressional Certificate of Congratulations from Nevada Congressman Jim Gibbons.
Today, she is president of The Godly Woman’s Guide, a nonprofit she founded in 2010 whose mission is to encourage and empower godly women. Through her women’s ministry, she offers uplifting Christian books, CD’s and DVD’s, and free services to women including Bible-based counseling, online Bible-classes, a digital magazine, and even a TV show (now featured on her Youtube channel) which offers godly guidance for women. She also has a sister ministry, Jesus’ Feet whose mission is to feed and clothe the worlds most needy, including orphans and widows. Terri plans to open a church of Christ outreach and counseling center in Las Vegas, with her husband in the near future.