Pat Joyce, Texas, U.S.A.
I met the Lord April 4, 1974 in one of those Pauline experiences that are totally life changing. I've spent the last 30+ years deepening the relationship with my awesome Lord and studying His Word. I love learning and went back to school in my thirties to get a BA in History from the
and an MS in Adult Education from Texas A & M. I retired from our local community college in 1996 where I was the coordinator of the Adult Education program. University of Houston
I was founding partner in the God’s Word to Women website ministry and God continues to use me to spread the word of biblical equality. I was ordained by Hyatt International Ministries in January of 2001 with the belief that their endorsement was simply a confirmation of the Lord's hand.
My husband Ed and I have been married since 1958, most of our lives. We have two beautiful children, Scott and his wife Malayne of Andrews, TX and Cindy Shapka and her husband Brian, of Snow Lake, Manitoba, Canada. We have four grandchildren, Jennifer and Jeff Joyce of Andrews and Brittany and Katherine Ventura of Snow Lake. We live in Wharton, Texas which is just southwest of Houston about 40 miles from the coast.
Cheryl McGrath, Great South Land Ministries, Australia
I began my incredible journey with Jesus Christ in 1963 at the age of 13 years and He has faithfully led me through joy and sorrow, trials and triumphs since that time. Jesus is my best friend, Lord and King.
After many years of varied experience in mainstream, Pentecostal and Charismatic church life, the Lord led me to establish Great South Land Ministries in 1996. I have been blessed to minister in Australia, Asia, Africa and New Zealand as a prophetic teacher and visionary and have had the privilege of leading teams of women on short term local and international missions. Women for the Nations forms a core part of the GSLM ministry vision and I am deeply committed to encouraging and equipping Christian women into deeper expressions of life in Christ at all levels.
I have been married to my husband Peter since 1973 and we have four adult children. Originally from Sydney, we now live in Coffs Harbour on the east coast of Australia. In the year 2000 the Lord led us out of denominational church life and we now fellowship in a house church setting.
Loes Tam , Ministry to Silenced Women, Hong Kong and England
I grew up in Holland in a traditional Christian home. At that time I did not know the Lord personally. However, that changed when I went to live in Hong Kong in 1969. In early 1970 I experienced a gentle touch of the Holy Spirit to which I responded.That was the beginning of my walk with the Lord. This happened in a Southern Baptist Church. Some years later I began serving in various women ministries connected to that church and these experiences helped me to grow in my relationship with the Lord, as well as discover my spiritual gifts.
In 1997 I began to spend most of my time in England. That started a lengthy season of learning about the Church in all its variety in that country. During that period I met some very traditional Christians who were opposed to any form of ministry by a woman to men. Their view caused me to begin to study the subject of the role of women more thoroughly and consequently I wrote some teaching material which I placed on a website http://www.ministryto-silencedwomen.com/
I have had opportunities to teach on the subject of Biblical Equality as well as on other subjects in the Philippines, India and Malaysia.
I have been married to my husband Larry since 1971. We spend our time between Hong Kong and England. We have three daughters, two of whom are married. They have given us seven precious grandchildren.