Pastor Chris Twilley is married to Amy, and they have four children, Joshua, Scarlet, Kaylee, and Alli. Chris is the Pastor/Church planter of Grace Life Church of Senatobia. Grace Life started as a Bible study with 8 people in the Fall of 2016. The group has grown, and they have been blessed to see 10 people profess their faith in Christ, through believers baptism, since the start. In October of 2019, 19 people committed to serve the Lord together as the membership was formed. They started out meeting in the local library and are now renting a building.
Update from Pastor Chris Twilley (May 2022):
Dear prayer partners and friends,
God has been so gracious to us.
1. Church: As I write this newsletter, we are reflecting on a wonderful day yesterday. Mothers' Day was a wonderful day as I preached a message on Motherhood and we were blessed to have 3 people unite with our membership yesterday! David and Debbie Jones and Brenda Armstrong became members of Grace Life Church yesterday bringing our membership to 30! While we have 30 actually members (those who are baptized believers who have made commitments to be faithful), we had 50 people total in attendance! God is so gracious and we are thankful for these visitors and the conversations that we are having with them. We are continuing to study Genesis on Wed nights and pray together . Our monthly men's meeting studying theology has been a huge blessing with around 12 to 13 men in attendance each month. This month, we will start a monthly women's meeting. This meeting is to encourage women of all ages (15 and up) to encourage and pray for one another. A different lady will lead this meeting each month and share their testimonies and verses that have been a blessing to them. God has been so faithful to our church!
2. Family: Amy was blessed by her children yesterday as they gave her mothers day presents and we took her out to dinner to eat seafood last night. It was a big month for all of us last month as Scarlet sold her trailer and moved in with a couple of friends in an apartment in Southaven. She will share the rent with these two other Christian girls that she goes to church with at Colonial Hills in Hernando. She has a discipleship partner that she meets with weekly and it is a blessing to me to see her growing so much in the Lord! Amy and I are proud of her making this move and sad at the same time as it is a big transition for all of us. She is still really enjoying her job on a construction team (never would have guessed that! Lol). She loves working with her hands and the feeling of accomplishment that comes with it. Joshua sold his car and bought another car. That was a big move for him and both of these were an answer to prayer. He is continuing to work with a company called "doordash" making deliveries in Olive Branch, Southaven and Senatobia. Kaylee and Alli finished up their first year at Journey. They did great by making good grades and making lots of new friends. They are growing up so fast, too fast. They are glad to be on summer break and looking forward to summer camp and enjoying the break. Amy is enjoying playing keyboard for our Worship services and is glad to be back traveling with the Miracles again. We were blessed to have the Miracles join us one day to sing songs to our church family for our Worship Service. She is enjoying being the director of this traveling choir and the Baddour residents are such a wonderful ministry opportunity and a blessing to her. Amy and I will celebrate 29 years of marriage on June 5th. I am so blessed to have an amazing wife and looking forward to spending more time with her this summer. God has been so faithful to our family.
3. Job: I was so blessed to finish another wonderful semester as Instructor of Philosophy and Ethics at Northwest Mississippi Community College. I had around 150 students in 6 classes and had my best class yet in New Testament and Ethics. I had 3 young men in New Testament who are preparing for ministry and it was a joy to teach them. I also had many believers in Philosophy who spoke up in class as they critiqued many philosophical arguments. I had a very outspoken agnostic in one of my classes. He started out as an atheist and then moved to admitting that he was an agnostic. He said that he really enjoyed my course and I was so thankful to be able to teach him. We also had 4 students from an Ethics course show up for church one day. All of these students had little understanding of the Gospel and I was thankful to be able to preach some verses from Ephesians to them that day. It was my best year yet at the college and I am so glad to now have a summer break.
Thank you all for your prayers for us.
Please continue to pray that God would allow us to continue to make disciples in Senatobia and around the World for His Glory alone!
In the Grip of His Sovereign Grace,