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Christy McCallum
Children's Minister

Christy McCallum Meet the Staff Podcast

My Family:
I’ve been married to Luke since 1999. Our one treasure was born in 2002–Gage.

My Story:
Jesus became my Lord and Savior when I was 8 years old and since then…I have been falling in love with Him more and more. I am certainly a sinner saved by grace. I thank God every day that my salvation is not conditional on my own merits.I attended a Baptist college and went on to finish my schooling at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. During those years, the Lord invested a lot of time refining me, growing me, and showing me what HIS plan was for my life. After seminary, I spent several years working with senior adults who suffered from Alzheimer’s. I love senior adults and still spend time with them today, but God was continuing to reveal more and more about His plan. This prompted me to go back to school for a short time where I received my teacher’s certificate and went to work with students in special education. When God blessed my husband and me with a baby boy, I decided to spend the next 6 years at home with Gage. I had the sweet opportunity to grow in my love for children and for serving in the church during those years. We both started school together—he as a kindergartner, and I as a teacher. I taught at Liberty Christian School for 5 years. One of the greatest joys during all of those years was watching children come to different levels of understanding as to who God is and how He fits into their lives as someone who truly loves them.I can’t identify a moment in time when the Lord said: “This is your calling, Christy.” The truth is: God has called me all along to love His people and serve Him. The reality of ministering at RPC is that it doesn’t feel like a job at all—but an opportunity to get to do something I love. Every. Single. Day.

Something Most People Don’t Know:
I love to spend time with Luke and Gage on four-wheelers, a boat, or anything that involves wind and high speeds.

My Trademark Expression:
This makes me so happy!

Besides the Bible, my recommended reading would be:
Anything Max Lucado, anything Spurgeon; Mark Hayes-for pianists

I’m most excited about:
Making music, watching children have the aha! moment about Jesus, creating environments that help children grow, partnering with parents to give them the tools they need to raise godly children, spending time with my boys, spending time with my friends

In my free time, I usually:
Watch the best baseball games out there (my son’s games!); curl up with a blanket, coffee, and a book; or have a good heart to heart with a friend

My Favorite TV Shows:
Scooby Doo!

Favorite Quote:
“Are you kidding me right now???”