Janine Mangum – Women’s Ministry


Family: Ted (Husband, married May 1, 1987); Matthew & Kristen (son & daughter-in-law), Mylee (granddaughter), Colt (grandson); Mason & Cassie Lynn (son & daughter-in-law).

Saved: When I was 8 years old, sitting on the front porch swing at my house.

Current/Previous Line of Work: I worked at a local ministry, Center for Pregnancy Choices, for several years as Assistant Director, but resigned so I could homeschool our son, Mason.  Now that that job is done, I work as an administrative assistant at Heartwood, a birdhouse manufacturing company in Star, MS.

One of the Things I Find Most Fascinating: Personalities

Book: My bible that my grandmother gave me for my 12th birthday and whatever I happen to be reading.
Food: Italian, chocolate & cafe’ mochas
Movies: You’ve Got Mail, Gone With The Wind, The Notebook
Musical Artists: Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra
Snack Food: Cheese or chocolate
Time of Day: Night
Season: Summer – I HATE being cold
Place in the World: I went on a Mediterranean Cruise in 2010 and I absolutely loved Greece.  I want to go back!
Place to Pray: In my bed with my bible and my journal opened – and a hot cup of coffee.
Sports Team: Whoever my husband is cheering for

Time of Day: Mornings
Season: Winter
Place in the World: Egypt.  After visiting there, I understand why God told the Israelites not to go back.
Sports Team: Whoever my husband is not cheering for

Best Thing Someone Said to You: How can I help you?  (My love language is acts of service)
Life Motto: Sow good seed, because you really will reap what you sow;  Get your eyes off of yourself and lift your vision
Two People I’d Like to Meet: Beth Moore & Kay Arthur (Christian bible study teachers/authors)
My Hero: My Mama
Greatest Experiences with God: The night in 1995 that I laid my life on the alter and prayed Romans 12:1-2, “Therefore I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – which is your spiritual worship.  Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
Most People Don’t Know This About Me: I really am an introvert and I hate being embarrassed, so I try to avoid any potential situation that may cause me embarrassment.  I wrestle daily with insecurity.