- My Local
- My Reach
- My Self
Debbie Woodard serves in Socorro and Valencia counties, rural communities in the heart of New Mexico. Many residents in these areas are bilingual, and New Mexico hosts a rich cultural heritage for Anglos, Hispanics, and Native Americans.
These communities are spiritually diverse, and Debbie has seen a great need to train up the children in the teachings of the gospel. “Children in our community are ripe to hear the gospel and learn about our great God and Savior,” writes Debbie.
After seeing the need for children’s ministries in her community, Debbie began reaching children in Lemitar, San Antonio, Los Lunas, Socorro, Alamo, Sante Fe, and Luis Lopez. Her ministries include after-school Bible clubs on four elementary school campuses, summer Bible clubs in various locations, mentoring ministries to disciple and train others to serve Christ, prayer ministries, and Bible studies.
“We focus on the ministry inward, upward, and outward,” explains Debbie. “We are training followers of the Lord to know Him personally and intimately, to worship Him, and to lead others within their sphere of influence to come to know Him.”
Debbie has served as InFaith field staff since 1974.
Debbie received a B.A. in Elementary Education and an M.A. in Elementary Education with a Bilingual Emphasis from Westmont College and the University of New Mexico. She enjoys writing, and has written a devotional Bible study called “Walking with God.”
God called Debbie and her husband, Dennis, to ministry with InFaith, and she is happy to continue the work some forty years later. She has two children: her son, Joel, lives with her in Socorro, and her daughter, Gina, lives in Belen with her husband and daughter.