Bible Teacher, Minister, Educator, Author and Speaker
Mary was born in Houston, TX, on December 18, 1966, and is considered a miracle baby. Born with a rare blood disorder, Hereditary Spherocytosis, and given 3 blood transfusions at birth, doctors sent her mother home and told her that Mary would not live. At home, Mary’s mother got on her knees and prayed, and told 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 Catholic and loved Jesus, but never really knew Him. She would often pray, “Lord, there has to be more to You, than just kneeling and standing!” Well, God heard her cry and on November 8, 1986, at the age of 19, while attending the University of Texas in Austin, Mary gave her life to the Lord, 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 in her apartment for 4 1/2 years, which she called “Fellowship in Him”, after God spoke to her and said, “Feed my sheep.” In 1999, Mary met her husband, Mark, at Lakewood Church, in Houston, TX. In 2000, the Lord led them to Ennis, TX, Mark’s home town. While there, they attended and served at High Point Church in Arlington, TX.
Knowing that God had called them to Ennis, and was continually dealing with them, they stepped out in faith and began “Fellowship in Him” Ministry. In 2007, “WOW” – Women of Worship 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.
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 am and 7:29 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. Mary is happily married, and has two wonderful boys, Mathew & Michael.