Killead Presbyterian Church

Jenny’s Story

My name is Jenny Wilson and I am 29 years old. In 2015 I graduated in Youth and Community work and Practical Theology having completed my placement in Killead and Loanends Presbyterian Churches as a Student Youth worker. Following this, I worked full time in Oasis Antrim helping young people who have disengaged from mainstream education. Then, in May 2016 I was appointed to the job of Youth and Family Worker in Killead and Loanends.

I have been brought up in a musical household, so I enjoy trying out new instruments. Having said that, playing drums is still my favourite. I love most sports but anywhere there is dancing that’s where I want to be.

My role in the church is varied. I am club leader for Killead youth club, I assist with the under 5s in the GB and I organise KLYP (Killead & Loanends Young People) events.

I have been going to Killead Presbyterian Church most of my life but it was only when I was 18 years old that I truly understood what it meant to be a Christian. On Saturday 5th April 2008 I attended an event in the Odyssey called ‘Celebration of Hope’, this was a night of praise and worship and it was the night I handed my life over to God. Andrea and Trevor Boyd were group encouragers at the Celebration of Hope event; from this night they have played a massive role in my life with their friendship and faith.

The thing I like most about church is how we are constantly moving forward in the direction God is taking us and I also love the constant support I receive from my minister and church family.

One of my favourite verses from the Bible is John 15:5

I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

 

I love the words and music to ‘Hosanna’ from Hillsong.

Heal my heart and make it clean

Open up my eyes to the things unseen

Show me how to love like you have loved me

Break my heart for what breaks yours

Everything I am for Your kingdom’s cause

As I walk from earth into eternity.