Courtney Vines

Courtney Owen Vines

Fraley’s Chapel church of Christ
Corinth, MS

Courtney Owen Vines is from Corinth, MS. She grew up in Corinth & graduated high school in 1994. She attended Freed-Hardeman her freshmen year of college, then transferred & finished her degree at MS State University, earning her bachelor’s in Curriculum & Instruction. She later received a masters degree from Ole Miss in 2005, & then her National board certification as an early childhood generalist in 2008. This is her 20th year to teach.

Courtney’s parents moved to Tupelo when she was in college. She met John in 2000, they got married in 2003 & have stayed in the Tupelo/Saltillo, MS area since then until John recently accepted the preaching position at Fraley’s Chapel church of Christ. This is the same congregation where Courtney grew up. They have one daughter, Chloe, who is 7 years old.

Over the years, Courtney has been involved with the church. She has helped organize retreats for youth, events for youth, organized ladies’ prayer group, and helped with younger kids’ activities. She has taught children & ladies’ classes for many years.

Courtney recently spoke at the Ladies’ Day at Antioch church of Christ in Ramer, TN. The topic was “Fearless Women.”
She is also a travel agent with Keys to Dream Travel.

Phone: 6628911943

Email: mizvines (at)


Brittani Aiken

Brittani Aiken

Looxahoma Church of Christ
Senatobia, MS

My name is Brittani Aiken. I’m 28 years old and have been married to Will Aiken for going on 5 years. I graduated from Freed-Hardeman University in 2012 with a BA in English and will graduate from Delta State University in December 2018 with a Master’s in Business Administration. I am actively involved with the youth at Looxahoma Church of Christ. My favorite activity is hanging out and encouraging the youth because they are the future. My goal is to lay that spiritual foundation with them at a young age so that they grow up to be leaders in the church.

Phone: 6622921799

Email: brittaniburroughs (at)

Renee Galloway

Renee Galloway

Kensington Woods, Hattiesburg, MS
Purvis, MS

A now empty nester, with 2 grown children and a “daughter-in-“love”. I have helped my husband serve as an elder and a deacon in roles that have included youth campaigns, Exposure youth camp and served as a cook at Maywood Christian Camp. Participation in mission trips to Tanzania, Africa where I have taught ladies and children is important to me. Writing children’s curriculum, teaching children and ladies classes, and speaking at ladies events are ways I love to utilize my God-given talents. My sewing room is my “happy place” where I can piece and quilt to my heart’s content as well as curl up with my Bible studies. I have been married for 31 years and have lived in TN, MS, AL, and LA.
Phone: 478-244-3902

Sommer Burnett-Thornton

Sommer Burnett-ThorntonChristian Summer Burnett

North Hillcrest Church of Christ
Tupelo, MS
Phone:  662-364-2701

Christian Sommer Burnett- Thornton lives in Tupelo, MS & attends the North Hillcrest Church of Christ in Aberdeen, MS where her father is the minister. Sommer is a humorous, tell-it-like-it-is speaker that is sure to enlighten the audience & brighten any room she enters with her bubbly personality & contagious smile. While attending Freed Hardeman University Sommer received the Personal Evangelism Award from the bible department faculty for her constant efforts at saving the lost & keeping the saved saved. Sommer wed her husband, Alexander Thornton (a graduate of Freed Hardeman who holds a bachelors in Bible from the university)  in July of 2014 and together they have become traveling missionaries across the south working together to bring others to Christ through door knocking & social media outreach. They are a modern day Priscilla & Aquila couple.  They have gone as far as Lubbock, TX & traveled widely throughout MS, AL, TN, AR and everywhere in between.  Sommer is a great speaker that is very knowledgable in the scriptures & life and can speak on any topic with various moods of speaking. She can bring you to tears through laughter or by her love of the gospel & the conviction you’ll hear in her voice. A dedicated servant of The Lord now for many years she is willing to travel any distance to speak in order to edify the sisterhood of the Lord’s church.

Christy Renee Williams

Christy Renee’ Williams
North Green Street  Church of Christ
Tupelo MS
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Additional Biographical  Information:
-Member of the Church of Christ for 21 years
-Married  to college sweetheart, Gerald Williams (youth minister, deacon, educator and  author).
-We have two beautiful children; Madison and  Meagan
-Educational Background: B.A. in English from University of  MS, Minor in Political Science, Juris Doctorate/Law Degree from University  of MS School of Law
-Career: Bible School  Teacher Attorney Author of Spiritual and Inspirational Books-including  Don’t Waste the Storm, 2nd Ed., Spiritual Facial, 10 Money Principles of the  Bible, Will All the Righteous Ladies Please Stand Up!
Enjoys speaking on  biblical and spiritual topics, and encouraging women to develop strong  relationships with God.