- My Local
- My Reach
- My Self
Janet Spiess currently lives in Gibsonville, a beauitful little town in northern North Carolina. The people in the community are hard workers in local farms, vineyards, businesses, and industries. Her local church began in 1876, and is one of the many historical churches in the area. Despite the number of churches, many local residents have not been reached for Jesus.
After her husband passed away in 2010, Janet began to see a need among other women who were alone – whether due to widowhood, divorce, or never marrying. She knew this group, like herself, needed love and encouragement and a place to belong as they travelled through these difficult journeys. The Single Sisters ministry was formally started in 2015, and provided opportunities for these women to learn and laugh together. The response to the ministry has been very positive, and many through their journeys have been pointed to Jesus.
Janet also works to put together a quality prayer captain team to meet prayer needs on a regular basis for active and retired InFaith missionaries around the United States. As prayer chaplain, her role includes sending encouragement through calls, notes, and updates to the twenty-six prayer captains under her ministry.
Janet has served as InFaith field staff since 1984.
Janet grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas, where she met, and then married, her high school sweetheart, Stan. Both came to know the Lord at twenty-eight years of age, and wanted to serve Him with all of their hearts.
The couple was approached by an InFaith missionary to join the mission, where they served in camp and church ministries, as area missionaries in Colorado, and then as regional directors. Near the end of Stan's life, the two designed and implemented a prayer captain system for InFaith, so all active and retired staff would be prayed for on a regular basis. After Stan's death in 2010, Janet continued to serve as prayer chaplain for InFaith.
Janet has three grown children, all married, and nine grandchildren living in Colorado, Nebraska, and North Carolina.