It takes a strong team effort to launch, develop and sustain One by One Ministries. Our staff is committed to the mission of mentoring and educating new moms to parent well. It is our vision that all moms accept God’s love and parent well so that children thrive.
All of our One by One staff members are committed and passionate about helping new/expectant parents and their babies. We promote good communication, excellence, creativity, innovation, integrity, strategic initiative, flexibility for needed change, perseverance, prayer, celebration of success, and biblical principles in relationships and operations.
Heather joined the One by One team in May of 2014 after asking the Lord how He would have her get outside the walls of church and into the community. She served as the Memphis Area Regional Ministry Director for 3 years, and in March of 2017 Heather was appointed to the position of Executive Director. A Memphis resident since high school, she graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in International Marketing. It is Heather's desire to see women grow closer to the Lord, and she has had the honor of mentoring three moms through One by One. She is a wife and mother to three sons, and has been a member of her home church for 20+ years.
North Texas Regional Ministry Director
Cindy began serving as North Texas Regional Ministry Director for One By One in October of 2017. She previously worked with One By One during their pilot program in Dallas, Texas. Cindy has also served in pregnancy center ministry and has a love for new moms and families. She has been married for eighteen years and has two children. Cindy loves the Lord and follows where he leads. She enjoys working with children in her church and being a part of her community groups. She is excited about the work The Lord is doing in the lives of families through One By One Ministries.
Memphis-Area Regional Ministry Director
Marion joined One By One as the Memphis Area Ministry Director in June of 2018. Marion loves the Lord, loves people, and has a passion for One By One! She longs to be used by the Lord for His Kingdom and His glory. She is a long-time member of Kirby Woods Baptist Church, where she served on staff for 6 years. She is a committed Bible Study teacher and disciple-maker of women. She enjoys speaking at conferences and going on mission trips. She is a wife of a terrific guy. She has 8 wonderful children, including triplets and twins. And, she is “Lolli” to 11 absolutely adorable grandchildren!
Carol joined the One by One team as Office Administrator in June of 2017. She previously served as Financial Center Manager for 15 years with a local bank. In 2016, she connected with One by One as a Prayer Partner volunteer. She is passionate about motivating others, and her desire to do more for moms (women in general) led her to the position of Administrator. She truly loves the Lord and trusts that He has positioned her with One by One to minister to women throughout the community. She is a wife and mother of three, and has served in various ministries at her church for over 14+ years.
Community Ministry Director
Jacky joined One by One as the Community Ministry Director in December of 2018. She is passionate about serving the Lord and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She served at her home church, Somerville First United Methodist, for 6 years as the Children and Youth Director. Helping families grow in their faith is at the heart of God’s calling for her life. Jacky is very excited to be a part of One by One Ministries and to be able to take this ministry into new areas. She is married to a wonderful man of faith and they have two beautiful children.
Jami was born and raised in Memphis, TN . She recently relocated from Washington, DC where she worked for the Federal government. Jami joined the One by One team in February of 2019. As a daughter of a Senior Pastor at the Raleigh Community Church, she grew up being involved in various ministries and believes God has connected several dots to lead her back to Memphis and this wonderful ministry. While Jami does not have any children, she is a proud biological aunt assisting in loving 3 nephews, 2 nieces and a host of others that are considered family.
North Texas Program Assistant
Delisha James began serving with One by One Ministries in February of 2014 as a mentor/ coordinator. She joined the One by One staff as the North Texas Program Assistant in August of 2014. Delisha was born and raised in Dallas, TX. She received her Associate of Science degree from Texas State Technical College-Waco in Dental Assisting in 1998, and she currently attends University of Texas in Arlington where she is working on her Bachelors of Science in Education. Delisha is a member of Golden Gate Missionary Baptist Church. She and her husband, Minister Stephen James, have been married for 17 years and are the proud parents of Sarah and Stefan. Delisha loves to serve her family, church, and community.
Celia served as an educator for 36 years, spending 22 years of that time as a kindergarten teacher. Cel reports that when she read the One By One curriculum, she knew it addressed all the needs for preparing a child for school. She states that the evangelistic emphasis of One By One, along with the wonderful curriculum quickly led her to make the decision to join the One by One team in January of 2008, just 6 months following her retirement from public education. Cel served as the Mid-South Regional Ministry Director for 6 years, and currently serves as a Volunteer. She is a wife, mother of three, and proud grandmother to five.