Cultivating Hearts for Jesus

For HIS namesake



Bio Information



Graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master’s in Religious Education in 1994.

Graduate of University of Houston with a Bachelor of Art’s Degree in Psychology and a Minor in Speech Pathology in 1990.

Graduate of Magnolia High School - 1986.


R. Othal Feather Award in Education Administration

Dean’s List Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Ambassador of the Year 1997 - 1998

Principal’s Award 1986

Miss Congeniality 1982 - 1986

Current Ministries

Wife and mother (Enough said!)

Teaches Discipleship Training Course on Sunday Nights

Teaches weekly Ladies Bible Studies

Prayer Coordinator for “Joy in the Morning” (Midweek ladies study - 15 churches represented)

Mentoring Ladies one on one

Conference Speaker/Teacher for special events, Ladies Retreats, Ministering to Children in Crisis, Discipleship Training Courses, etc.

Member of Heart of America Christian Writers Network

Assists husband in Lay Financial Counseling for people in need of budget management through Crown Ministries

Past Ministries

Prayer Coordinator for Westside Church Christmas Pagent’s

Directors of Married Young Adult Department Houston’s First Baptist (HFBC) MYL3- The Journey

Teacher of midweek Ladies Bible Studies (HFBC, Cypress Bible Church, Clay Road Baptist Church, First Covenant Church, in home Bible Study - Westside Church)

Vacation Bible School Director/Teacher - all ages of Preschool and Children’s

Co-Taught with husband finances four times a year for the Engaged Couples Workshop

Extended Teaching Care Coordinator in the Preschool HFBC

Preschool Coordinator HFBC

Minister to Children and Family Life at Longwood Baptist Church

Conference Speaker for the Union Baptist Association in Houston, TX

Conference Speaker for TEACH Regional Conference

Past Staff Ministry Positions

Minister to Children and Family Life at Longwood a Baptist Church

Extended Teaching Care Coordinator, Child Care Coordinator, Preschool Coordinator, at Houston’s First Baptist Church

Union Baptist Association Conference Speaker: Preschool and Children’s ministries

* Won First Place

I Can Pray

Won First Place Children's Writing

"Heart of America Christian Writer's Conference"

November 2003








         watching old movies

         having family fun day













Womens Bible Studies Written

         Abandoned Vision

         Cultivated Heart


         Displaying His Splendor

         Portable Sanctuary

         Redeemed to Praise

         Resting in His Reality


Childrens Books and Poetry Written

         All are GOD's

         Children Cowboy Rudy

         Heavenly Light Chorus

         I Can Dance

         I Can Sing

         I Can Pray *

         I Can Read My Bible

         Going on a Lizard Hunt

         Great Grandma Ball

         The Adventures of Sebastian the Black Pony

         Cherub the Bubble Burping Dog


My Life Verse

My purpose is that
they may be encouraged in heart and united in love,
so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding,
in order that they may know the mystery of God,
namely, Christ,
in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Colossians 2:2-3





Tara Rye
Cultivating Hearts for Jesus

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