Kids Week speaker
Speaker--howard gwartney
worship leader--amy Morris

Howard Gwartney was raised in a Free Will Baptist deacon’s home in Locust Grove, Oklahoma.  He was born again at the age of 7.  Howard was called to preach at the age of 15 at a youth camp and began doing Gospel Magic at that time.  He graduated from Randall University in Moore, Oklahoma.  He ministered in churches in Oklahoma, Colorado and Missouri.  In 1987, Howard, his wife Patsy, and daughters, Brooke and Fawn moved to Mesa, Arizona to begin East Valley FWB Church.  In 2006, the Gwartneys returned to Arizona to begin Christ’s Church FWB in San Tan Valley.

Howard loves motorcycles, Mexican food, magic and His Master, Jesus.  He loves Patsy, his children and his four grandchildren.  He loves life, laughter and leading people to Christ.

Amy Morris is a stay-at-home mom from Gainesville, MO.  She attends First FWB Church of Mountain Home, AR, where she serves as the worship leader, piano player, and the CTS music director.  Amy grew up in Grand Prairie, TX, and has been an active Free Will Baptist church member most of her life.  She participated in church camp there, where she was saved at the age of 7.  She joined band in middle school and learned to play the flute.  She eventually had the honor of serving as drum major for two years in high school.

After graduation, she attended Hillsdale Free Will Baptist Bible College (now known as Randall University) and earned her Associated Degree then later went on to business school to learn medical office administration.   While at Randall University, she met her husband, Jason and they now have three children:  Corwin, 10; Owen, 7; and Ella 4 which keep her busy with church, baseball, and basketball.

God has given Amy a great love for music.  She loves to play the piano and sing for the Lord.  It is a special blessing for her to watch children get excited and sing passionately for Him!  “I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.”  Psalm 104:33