Congrats to our 2023 seniors!
Meet Our Leaders
Heath & MaryAnn Westray
Heath and MaryAnn grew up in church and have been serving in some capacity most of their lives. Heath and MaryAnn met in 2021 and recently got married in February of 2023. They gave their heart to Christ when they were younger. Both have enjoyed working with Pre-School, Elementary, Middle School, Junior High, High School, and College.
Heath has served at various churches throughout his ministry. He made his calling to preach at the age of 23. Most of Heath’s 15-year ministry has been with students of all ages (preschool through high college and career) on Wednesday nights and preaching as a traveling minister to the entire congregation on Sundays. MaryAnn has served in many ministries in her past churches. She has worked with nursery through young adults and has been very active in the Worship Ministry. MaryAnn previously worked at Eagle Ranch teaching children with special needs. She currently works at the Forsyth County Juvenile Court Clerk’s Office, as a Deputy Clerk.
They look forward to what God has in store for Living Word Church and the Student Ministry.
Favorite Bible verses:
Heath: Romans 8:38 and 39
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
MaryAnn: 1st Timothy 4:12
12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
Ms. Wendy is passionate about taking our teens, middle school to JR High school, grades 5 – 8 into growing with the Lord in a fun-loving, Christ-centered atmosphere where this ministry can nurture and work on spiritual and life growth. The ministry wants to grow with our teens and show them that Christ’s love is real. Showing them each day how to walk with the Lord and show the love of Jesus as they encounter the world and endure the trials and tribulations that we are guaranteed as Christian Followers. Our studies and activities are based on biblical principles and the Bible is the basis from where our instructions come from. Wendy strives to provide a safe place for our teens to feel safe and secure as they deal with the many challenges in this world and allowing them opportunities to talk through them with us as they feel comfortable.
He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”