Debbie’s heart for taking the Word of God to her neighbors began at an early age. Her love for evangelism eventually led her to teach and disciple friends in high school and college, where her passion for spiritual multiplication began.
In 1976, Debbie and her husband Mark began serving with Cru®. Since 1989, Debbie has been planting and watering seeds of love and truth in the hearts of her neighbors by leading a neighborhood Bible study group. Through the years Debbie has mentored and challenged other women to create neighborhood Bible study groups where women can begin and grow in a relationship with Christ. Now more than 200 Bible study groups exist. The bushels of fruit – the process of multiplication continues as hundreds of women are growing in their faith, lives and families are changing, and neighborhoods are being transformed into caring communities. In 2017, with joy, she witnessed members of her Bible study group taking the lead as facilitators, enabling her to focus on US and global connections with NBS2GO.
Debbie and her husband give leadership to Cru City Atlanta. Debbie has served as a national leader within Cru, is the founder of NBS2GO, and teaches and speaks worldwide on loving God, His Word, and neighbors. Blessed to be married to Mark for more than half her life, she is the mother of two married children and now Dee Dee to her grandchildren, Maddox, Rowan, Joshua, and Caleb.
Debbie loves God’s promise in Isaiah 55:11 and she continually claims it for His Word planted through Neighbor Bible Studies:
“I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all that I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it,” Isaiah 55:11.