Chris Baxter is a wife, mother, women’s Bible study teacher, writer, and speaker. She and her husband Mac reside in Nolensville, Tennessee. Together, they have four adult children: Maggie (married to AJ Gilmer), Brent, Davis, and Emmy.
In her high school and college years, Chris was a world-ranked competitive swimmer. She participated in both the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Trials, and was a member of three consecutive national championships teams at the University of Texas. The lessons she learned about daily perseverance within her sport have shaped her strong commitment to her marriage, her mothering, and her ministry.
Chris grew up in a Christian home and believed in Jesus as her Savior at an early age; however, her faith truly blossomed as a young adult when real-life struggles hit in various ways. At this time of deep soul-searching and crying out, the truth and promises found in God’s word became her lifeline. Now, her heart’s desire it to be a messenger of God’s word, whether it’s in written or spoken form. Some of Chris’ writings include The Heartbeat of God, Twenty-five Years Twenty-five Lessons in Marriage, A Mother’s Privilege, and Awesome Biblical Concepts. These books and devotionals can be found on this website for either purchase or for free reading. Chris is also a co-leader, curriculum director, and post writer for Soul Sisters Ministries; see soulsistersministries.com.
Chris’ other interests include: reading a good book, watching a great TV series with her husband, traveling anywhere, and taking long prayer walks. These prayer walks have grown into adventures with her sister as they hope to do fifty marathons in the fifty states together.
Bekah Joel is a worship leader, songwriter and independent recording artist in Nashville, TN. She fell in love with worshipping Jesus at a young age and has been leading worship for churches, conferences and events around the country over the last two decades. Bekah believes true hope and healing are found in Christ alone, and her desire as a worship leader is to cultivate environments where others feel loved, accepted and encouraged to worship Him in freedom. Her debut single as a solo artist, "Everything Must Go", releases February 28, 2020 on all digital music platforms. Bekah lives in Brentwood, TN with her husband Jeff and daughters Haley and Zoe, and is part of the worship team at Church of the City (Franklin, TN).