About Laurie Roland
I am a native Arizonan. I met my Husband, Michael in 1987 at work, and we married October of 1988. We have been blessed with 3 daughters. Twins, Ashley and Brittany and our youngest is Chelsea. They are grown and married to wonderful men who have helped complete our family. They have recently blessed us with 7 grandchildren. All three young families also attend Redemption Gateway.
I came to Christ at a young age. My Grandfather was a Baptist minister and he and my grandmother were a vital part in my spiritual growth. After losing my Grandfather in 1985, I attended several churches over the years looking for a new church home. As my young children were growing up, I was praying to find a church with a very strong children and students ministry. In 1998, God led me to East Valley Bible Church (soon to be Redemption Gilbert). It was the spiritual support network I had prayed for the girls to have. Ashley and her husband Josh met at summer camp their Junior/Senior year. During those years, my girls and I worked in children’s ministry together. Once our daughter’s graduated and completed Student ministries, we chose to move to Redemption Gateway because it was much closer to home.
Teaching and Instructing come easy to me. I have worked for our local school district and other training opportunities for the state, and continue to work in Redemption Kids Ministry.
Currently, I have been blessed with the opportunity to invest more into the Redemption Kids ministry by being the administrative assistant to the Redemption Kids Pastor Mark Andress.
Michael and I enjoy playing with the grandkids, traveling, and attending car shows.