William Thomas Irvin
Born September 24, 1981, in Memphis, TN. I was few days and full of trouble. A stillborn child, I entered this world needing resuscitation. I grew up in Memphis, eventually joining the U.S. Air Force; I escaped the rebellious and the bad city.
I left for boot camp in 2002, and by 2006 I was a civilian defense contractor in Saudi Arabia. In October 2010, I was confronted with my sin and called on the name of the Lord. Romans 5:1-6 was instrumental in my salvation; after a tumultuous life, I desired peace with God,
From there, I took flight to Egypt, where I had the privilege of fellowship with a godly missionary family who taught me to serve the Lord. From Egypt, I moved to Florida for the Bible Baptist Church of Deland. While in Bible school, I took one last defense contract in Afghanistan.
At Camp Leatherneck, I taught the Bible in the chapel weekly. Men from Uganda, Africa came regularly; they were wonderfully receptive. After returning to Florida, my wife and I would take a trip to the Ssese Islands, Uganda. This is the place we would be ambassadors for Christ.
Kristin Lanae Irvin
I could count on my hands the number of times I’ve missed church since coming into this world, yet it wasn’t until 1996, at five years old, that I trusted the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ for the salvation of my soul.
As a little girl, I hardly understood what exactly the Christian life consisted of; yet the adventure began. Years went on, and though not perfect, I always desired to live pleasing to my Saviour.
As a young teenager, I became intrigued by this concept of worldwide missions, and at 15, I took my very first mission trip to see what it was all about. I was hooked. From there, it was one country after another; whenever the opportunity for a mission trip arose, I wanted in.
In 2012, Thomas Irvin showed up at The Bible Baptist Church of Deland to attend the Deland School of the Bible. We began to talk, then date, then the engagement came, and just four short months after the engagement, Thomas and I were married on September 1, 2014. As a couple, our goal is to get the gospel out; locally, nationally, and worldwide. Our eyes are fixed on the harvest.