David and I both come from large families. I am the youngest of four girls and he the is second in line of five siblings, three boys and two girls. Between us we have experienced divorce, single parenting, marriage (of course), step parenting, teens, tots, losing a parent, and caring for parents. We have three boys. Currently we have one in elementary school, one in middle school and our oldest is in graduate school.
The Lord remarkably took two broken people, reshaped and restored them to make our beautiful family.
Mrs. Madaline is the name I am known by most. After my story of restoration the Lord placed me in the position of Director of Elementary Ministries and Associate Pastor in our church. I served and ministered in that capacity for 18 years leading worship, training volunteers, and encouraging families in their walk with Jesus.
I recently completed my Bachelor’s Degree in Chirstian Counseling. The Lord has been rearranging my life and has invited me on a journey to a new level of ministry with Him. I am excited about these new opprotunities and can’t wait to share them with you.
Coach Mac, as David is known through the week, teaches PE in an Inner City School in our home town of Chattanooga TN. To him work is both a job and a ministry. He has the opportunity to touch the lives of hundreds of kids each day by being a voice of encouragement and hope in an area of town that lacks both.
David also served with me as a volunteer Children’s Pastor. He was the preacher for our elementary children’s worship, helped at camps, retreats, VBS and with all other duties came about. As my career is changing, he continues to give me support, love and encouragment. I am completely blessed to have him by my side.
The McSillys is a name that we often call ourselves because we love to have fun and joke around with each other.
Who knows? One day we might even write a book about it:)
I hope that our boys will remember our home as a place filled with the joy of the Lord.
From Our Family to Yours…Let’s go start some FIRES!
David and Madaline