Bea Kennedy was saved at First Baptist Church in Spencer, Ohio, in January 1999. She first began serving in the church that fall with the 5 th-6th grade AWANA girls. She then developed a web site for FBC and then worked with Good Shepherd Baptist Missions with their website and then developed a web site for Changed Lives Ministries From 2004 to 2008, she taught the Ladies Sunday School Class, and a home-based Bible study in her neighborhood. She had the great privilege of going to Cape Verde, Africa in 2007. Her desire is to use the talents God has given her to further the preaching of the Gospel in all the world.
Bea is the oldest child of third generation Salvation Army Officers and was born in North Dakota and raised in the Midwest, mostly different cities in Kansas and Missouri. She graduated from high school in 1980 and holds a BA in Anthropology. She moved to Ohio in 1984 and has worked as a secretary for 12 years, a computer repair technician for 5 years, and as a medical transcriptionist since 2003. She is married to Terry, who retired from Ameritech after 30 years of service. Together they have three daughters and three grandchildren.
New London, OH
Lynn Kizziah became the financial secretary of GSBM in August of 2012. Lynn was asked to join the missionary staff shortly after GSBM moved its headquarters from New Caney, Texas to Alexander City, AL. She has been a member of Victory Baptist Church since 1978. Lynn handles all the financial duties of Good Shepherd Baptist Missions.
Lynn was born in Ypsilanti, Michigan on December 25, 1965. The family relocated back to Alabama five years later, where Lynn attended school. After high school, Lynn continued her education at Central Alabama Community College.
In 1990 Lynn married Daryl Kizziah of Jacksons Gap, AL. The two have been married for 23 years and have two children, Chris and Baylie. Chris has now graduated from Faulkner University, and Baylie is attending Southern Union State Community College. Daryl and Lynn live and work in Jacksons Gap, AL where they own their own heating and air conditioning company.
Lynn received her experience as a financial secretary while working for the county Revenue Commissioner’s Office. As chief clerk, Lynn was responsible for all money collected by the Revenue Commissioner, as well as dispersing the funds to all the local and state entities. Lynn made the difficult decision in 2003 to leave the county and serve as office manager of their new business, which, by God’s grace, has become successful in the last ten years.