Rachel met the Blankenship Family in Rocky Mount, NC when she was 13 years old. Brother Blankenship preached a Revival at her church, and her family kept up with the Blankenship family over the years. Joining the team of MGGA in 2010, she has always had a passion for helping people. She has earned an Associates Degree in Nursing from Pensacola State College. Rachel is an RN as well as certified in CPR/AED, and Crisis Prevention/Intervention. She is involved in continuing training and education at MGGA, including A.C.E. School of Tomorrow Curriculum Monitor. She is one of our cooks and makes excellent Egg Rolls!!!
Starting her life in California, Elizabeth was adopted by her Aunt and Uncle in Texas. She came to Marvelous Grace Girls Academy as a troubled, out of control 15 year old. Her prior plans before coming to MGGA included suicide. On a Friday, she planned on running away from home, never to be heard from until her funeral. God intervened in her life and guided her parents to MGGA. On this same Friday, her parents followed through with their plans, unaware of their daughter's plans, and drove her to MGGA.
Elizabeth graduated High School @ MGGA, and has earned her Bachelor's Degree in Education and Child Development from Timothy Bible College, TX. She is trained through the A.C.E., School of Tomorrow Curriculum as a Supervisor and is the School's Supervisor. Training includes CPR/AED, as well as Crisis Prevention/Intervention.
Nancy hails from New York. She has been working for MGGA since 2013. She worked for another Children's Home prior, giving her 10 years total experience in working with troubled children. Nancy is one of our Counselors and our "go to" person concerning medical and dental. She schedules and takes the girls to appointments.
Nancy is Certified in CPR/AED, and Crisis Prevention/Intervention . She is working on her Associate Degree of Theology, Trained as A.C.E. Administrator, and is involved in ongoing training and education at MGGA.
Mauryah came to Marvelous Grace Girls Academy when she was 12 years old from Arizonia. Coming from a troubled past herself, she identifies with girls who come to MGGA. Girls who are enrolled here cannot say, "you don't know how it feels to leave your home and come to a ministry like this." Mauryah has experienced first hand the loving care and solid structure that MGGA provides for troubled girls. Prior to graduating High School from MGGA, she trusted Christ as her Saviour and, shortly after, she felt a strong call toward Missions. Now Graduated, she has desired to stay and give back to the Ministry that helped her during her struggling years. She is Certified in CPR/AED, and Crisis Prevention/Intervention . She is involved in continuing training and education at MGGA, including A.C.E. School of Tomorrow Curriculum Monitor.
Kelly is a native of New York. Graduating from Pensacola Christian College with a Bachelors Degree in Missions and a Minor in Radio Broadcasting, she went to work for FBN Radio, New Port, NC in 2005. In 2012, Kelly joined our team, bringing with her many NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Certifications. She is a Certified Personal Trainer, with a specialization in Corrrective Exercise. She also is Certified in CPR/AED, and Crisis Prevention/Intervention. She is involved in continuing training and education at MGGA, including A.C.E. School of Tomorrow Curriculum Monitor. Kelly is our main Cook. She makes left overs taste like first time entree's! You are welcome to sit in for one of her nutritious meals.
Scarlett is one of the daughters of Pastor Anthony Hipps. Brother Hipps is the Pastor of Northside Bible Baptist Church, Jesup, GA.
Scarlett has completed one year of studies at Ambassador Baptist College in Lattimore, NC. She has committed to working with MGGA for at least a year before going back to complete her two year degree.
She brings lots of new excitement to the girls along with a servant's heart to not only help the girls overcome their struggles, but she also has an eagerness to learn skills that will enrich her life further.
She will be trained in CPR, Crisis Prevention/Intervention and Bible Counseling.