Inspire 2022 is going to be one of the most exciting opportunities for the women of Arkansas. Inspire Women's Conference is designed for women of all ages and stages of life! Returning to a traditional conference after two years away gives us a chance to reimagine Inspire and its future. You can still expect powerful worship, dynamic speakers, and meaningful times of connection that will bless, challenge, and equip you! There will also be new elements that will be fun and exciting. Grab your friends and register today!
This year our theme is HOPE. All of us know what it is like to need hope. Life can be hard, and it is easy to get discouraged. As we gather at Inspire 2022, we will sing about hope, study about hope, and share stories of hope. As we think about our stories and how they are stories filled with hope, our key verse encourages us to “always be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks you about the hope you have.” (1 Peter 3:15)
Darla holds a Communication Specialist degree from Baylor University and a Master's Degree in Communications from the University of North Texas. In addition, she has a Master's Degree in Human Resource Development from Vanderbilt University. Before starting her family, Darla was the Chief of Staff for a United States Congressman and the Director of Training for a large Houston company. Since having children she has served as an adjunct faculty member in the Communication Department at Houston Baptist University, spoken to women’s groups around the country, and written and taught many Bible studies. She has been married for 32 years to her husband, Bill. They have 3 grown daughters and a son who is a senior in high school. Darla was born and raised in Little Rock and attended First Baptist Church. After spending 23 years in Houston, she and her family relocated to Dallas in 2019.
Melanie Jenkins grew up in Camden, AR, and graduated from Ouachita Baptist University. She has been married to Craig for almost 30 years and has three sons, two daughter-in-laws, and a Labradoodle named Clyde. Melanie has been a music teacher in a personal studio setting and in public schools. She has been the wife of a local church pastor for over 25 years, serving churches in Fort Worth, Texas, and Arkansas, at Marked Tree, Warren, and Texarkana. For 16 of those years, Melanie served as Worship Leader in the local church. Melanie and her family have recently relocated to Benton, AR, as Craig serves with the Arkansas Baptist State Convention.
Joel serves as an Associate Pastor of Worship and Music at First Baptist Church in Benton, AR. Joel and his wife, Rebecca, live in Benton and have two daughters named Caroline and Violet. Joel serves as the Chapel Worship Coordinator for Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR. He loves seeing the church worship and is passionate about raising up the next generation of worship leaders.
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