Missy McElwee recently joined the Albuquerque First Baptist Church staff as our new Ministry Assistant.
If you detect a slight southern accent at the other end of the phone when you call the church office, it’s because Missy is originally from Thomasville, Georgia. Just how did this Southern peach get to Albuquerque? The answer is quite simple, she got married. Shortly afterward, her Air Force husband was reassigned to Kirtland AFB and the rest is history.
Missy has been married to David, her “internet sweetheart” (you’ll have to ask her to share that story) for 15 years. They have two children; Maddie, 13, is active in AFBC’s student ministry. Maura, age 11 loves the preteen group. The McElwees have been enthusiastically engaged in our fellowship since the spring of 2015. Dave is on the security team. Missy has been involved in the women’s program and the Valentine Banquet.
A former dialysis nurse, Missy has redirected her career since coming to Albuquerque. After spending the important formative years at home with her children, she taught in Hoffmantown Church’s preschool program for a number of years, before joining the staff of AFBC’s Parents Day Out last year.
When she’s not busy serving at AFBC, Missy likes to read books by Southern authors, shop and spend quality time with her family. Missy believes that vacations should be spent “anywhere on a beach.”
Asked about the guiding principle of her relationship with Christ, Missy quickly responded with this verse, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6. Since meeting Jesus in her Sunday School class at the age of six, Missy has believed that this verse says it all.
Missy is a welcome addition to the AFBC Leadership Team. When you see Missy around the church, please welcome her to our staff.