"Pastor Brenda Wallick was born June 9, 1950 in southern Indiana. Her parents, William Wallick and Mary Wallick, were good Christian people and both passed on when she was just seven years of age. She was blessed in the fact that she was raised by her maternal Godly Grandmother, Celia Lozier, who has passed on to be with her Lord. They attended a one-room Pilgrim Holiness Church in an old school house. She was taught to work at a young age, living on a small farm where her Grandmother did not spare discipline, for which Pastor Wallick many times says that she is now grateful. As a child, she would carry water from the creek to help Grandma clean the church. She was saved for the first time at the age of six, but states that she wasn’t really settled in her conversion until she reached the age of thirteen. As a teenager she was Youth President in her church and loved playing the piano. After graduating from public High School in 1968, she went right into Bible College, at the Frankfort Pilgrim (Wesleyan) College that fall, and became sanctified at the early age of 20. Pastor Wallick received her ordination to the Elders Orders by the Wesleyan Church, June 1975 in Orleans, Indiana. The church became her life from that point forward and she never looked back with regret. The Lord first called her to the mission field and she said a big 'yes!'. Then He called her to preach and Pastor Wallick once again gave a joyous 'yes!'.
“It has been wonderful walking with the Lord and through the doors He has opened for me! I am still saying 'yes' to His Divine will and plan for my life. I know I am saved and sanctified today! Jesus Christ means all the world to me! I made a choice years ago to give my whole life to His work and it has been a joy to serve Him and to preach the unsearchable riches of the gospel."
"Eugenia (Genie) Frances Dickerson is the first-born of four siblings to her parents, Eugene and Opal Dickerson, on April 17, 1952 and then was born again into God's family June, 1965 at the age of 13. At the time of conversion she recognized God's definite call to missionary work and gave herself fully to that call. During her high school years, she stayed true, often in the face of opposition, but was supported by a good, conservative Wesleyan Methodist Church and wonderful holiness parents. After graduating from High School, Pastor Dickerson attended the Frankfort Wesleyan College from 1970 to 1972. From 1978 to 1979 Pastor Dickerson completed her university studies through the Indiana Wesleyan University and in June of 1979 she received her Ordination to the Elders Orders by the Wesleyan Church, in Orleans Indiana. During the summer of 1971, in Medellin, Colombia, South America she answered 'yes!' to God's precious call to preach His Word.
“Romans 8:28 and Philippians 1:6 have been strong, precious promises to me these years. God has always kept His word and I'm so unworthy to be His servant. But I love His work and His people with my whole being. It is a privilege to serve Him today and where He leads......I'll follow!"
In 1971the Lord made it clear to both Pastor Wallick and Pastor Dickerson, that they were to work for Him as a ministry team and they will be the first to tell anyone how it has been a real privilege to labor together for the past 43 years. Their service for the Lord has taken them from Indiana to the state of New York and the Cayman Islands where they pastorate today. Their responsibilities have been vast but with God’s guidance and support they continue to serve and help always. They both play musical instruments, including piano, organ and accordion. They share a tremendous love working with children and have always had strong active children's services wherever they have pastored, both with children from Christian homes and those from non-Christian homes. In their leisure time, when they can get it, they get great enjoyment from gardening, reading, cooking, sewing and yard work.
“We believe that our congregations must be spiritually nourished from God's Word. When Jesus ask Peter, "Lovest Thou Me?" every time the Lord instructed Peter to "Feed my Sheep." We have found through the years that people need to feel loved, cherished and wanted. We try to find the "mind" of the Holy Spirit and allow Him to work in our services as He deems necessary, sometimes tendering our hearts and working with our spirit to make us more like Christ. Sometimes repentance and forgiveness is needed, other times there is a binding and healing process that is necessary. All in all, we must pray and seek Divine guidance for the Holy Spirit to work among us and perform His office work among our congregations.” We have pastored two churches through the years that experienced division, until several families had left the congregations before we arrived. It took a considerable amount of time, prayer, understanding and allowing the Spirit to work, but people did return to those congregations and through brokenness and tears, reconciliation was made and then we were able to get new people attending our churches and we give God praise for all He did among those congregations.”