Bible Teacher, Minister, Educator, Author and Speaker
Mary Theresa was born in Houston, Texas on December 18, 1966 and is considered a “miracle baby.” Born with a rare blood disorder, Hereditary Spherocytosis, and given three blood transfusions at birth, doctors sent her mother home and told her that Mary would not live. At home, Mary’s mother fell on her knees and prayed and pleaded with God, “Lord, You gave her to me, and now I give her back to You.” Miraculously, on Christmas day, the doctors called Mary’s mom and told her to come get her “Christmas baby.”
Mary was raised in a church-going home and loved Jesus, but never really knew Him. She would often pray, “Lord, there has to be more to You than just going to church every Sunday and on holidays.” Well, God heard her cry and on November 8, 1986, at the age of 19, Mary gave her life to the Lord at a church service while attending college at the University of Texas at Austin, and has been serving Him ever since.
In 1991, she began teaching and preaching God’s word. She has traveled to Europe, Mexico, and Uganda preaching the Gospel. In 1992, she began and led a Bible study and prayer fellowship group in her apartment in Houston, Texas for four and half years, which she called “Fellowship in Him.” Shortly after God spoke to her and said, “Feed my sheep.” In 1999, she moved to Ennis, Texas, where she was active in the community and ministry serving as the Leader of Ennis City Intercessors. She also attended High Point Church in Arlington, Texas, where she served faithfully.
In 2005, she stepped out in faith and founded “Fellowship in Him” Ministry. In 2007, Women of Worship “WOW” was birthed, and in 2013, “WOW” expanded its borders to Houston. Mary also has a Spanish women’s meeting, Mujeres de Propósito (Women of Purpose) and a teen girls’ group, Girls’ Club Fellowship, where she ministers in schools.
Mary can also be heard on the radio, on her weekly broadcast, A Moment with Mary, which airs on KKHT -100.7, the WORD at 5:59 a.m. and 7:29 p.m., and on KODA Sunny 99.1 during the Delilah Show on Fridays between 7:00 – 8:00 pm, in the Houston area. Mary’s passion is worshiping God, teaching His Word and encouraging people. In 2011, she stepped down from her job, as an assistant principal, to obey the voice of God and pursue the call of God on her life. In 2012, she returned home to Houston where she continues to minister and travel. She attends Lakewood Church and helps serve at Church at the Cross. Mary is a member of CWIMA – Christian Women in Media Association. She is a member of Christian Educators Association International (CEAI). Mary is also a member of Confederación de Ministerios Cristianos (CMC) de Houston and serves on the Alief Independent School District’s Superintendent’s Pastoral Network. Her greatest accomplishment has been raising her two wonderful teen boys, Mathew & Michael.