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Administrative Assistant To the Executive Pastor
Old Town Spring Heights
North Florida Christian School
Administrative Assistant email@example.com Barbara is a graduate of North Florida Christian School and Liberty University. She joined the North Florida Baptist Church staff in 1992 and currently serves as our Administrative Assistant to the Executive Pastor. Barbara is also the founder of Courage Through Cancer Ministries, Inc.
Barbara Linton, pastor of Church of the Living God, located within Old Town Spring Heights, recognizes the difference the task force has made.
"Our Christian family has worked faithfully with us in our community, and we can truly say there has been a change," she said.
Church of the Living God ~ Pastor Barbara Linton
27124 Border Street - Spring TX 77373 Tel: 832-276-0842
The inspiring story of Barbara Linton's journey through the valley of cancer
Barbara Linton was a healthy woman with no previous medical issues to speak of when she walked into her doctor's office at forty-six for her annual check-up. She had no reason to think anything would be wrong with her; she had always been healthy and had only seen the hospital when she welcomed her two sons into the world. There was no reason to fear this appointment, and like many people she just wanted to get the annoyances associated with her yearly physical out of the way and off of her mind for another calendar year. With that mindset, the phone call she received shortly after her routine mammogram came as a deep blow, but also, as it turned out, the answer to a deep prayer. For Barbara, a completely unexpected diagnosis of breast cancer was the unlikely source that changed her life in many ways. Barbara had always been a shy and quiet person. Working in an administrative support role for more than twenty years, she was comfortable with letting others take the lead. "Anybody in Tallahassee that has known me for any length of time, knows that even coming through school I was very private and shy. I never wanted to be in the spotlight or the one leading. Barbara speaks of the person she was before being transformed through her journey with cancer, but that isn't the person she is now. Barbara says that, "as the doctors were working on me physically, God was working on me spiritually, changing me into a new vessel for His honor and His glory." By making the choice to undergo a bilateral mastectomy, as well as accepting the daily physical struggle from chemotherapy, Barbara discovered that she was not only healing her body, but finding a way to grow closer to God. Every day as she sat in the chemotherapy room for her treatments, she was positive and upbeat, feeling that her life was not over, that there was still purpose and hope. The other people around her were drawn to that, feeling the optimism radiate from her. "It didn't matter what kind of cancer we had, the only difference between us was the hope within. They saw a difference and they wanted it. They wanted to know and they wanted that hope in their lives because they needed it." The comfort and peace that Barbara was able to bring to the other patients spurred something in her. She was giving them the gift of hope and salvation beyond their cancer treatments and in time she could feel God working through her battle with cancer to touch and inspire others. During her journey she wrote a book called Living with Cancer, a wonderful testimony that takes the reader through some of the stages of living with a cancer diagnosis and brings hope through Biblical scripture. Today Barbara Linton is the founder and president of Courage Through Cancer Ministries, a non-profit Christian organization that supports men and women battling cancer both locally and throughout the US, and she still holds a vision to minister to children as well. The ministry touches people's lives in many ways-from the hats, lotions and care packages they deliver to the patients during cancer treatment, to the toll-free line, 1-855-6COURAGE which provides support and prayer to those in need. The ministry also features The Night of Hope, a night of uplifting music to support and encourage those combatting the disease. They are excited to continue growing through opportunities such as their second annual Benefit Dinner which will be held October 30, 2015 at the Golden Eagle Country Club and will feature a silent auction-a great way for the community to get involved and support an incredible cause. Seven years later Barbara is excited to tell her cancer story to people who need someone who understands them. While she takes her role with a humble heart and still feels like the spotlight is a tough place to be, she is reaching others and proud of the person God transformed her into as she walked through the valley of cancer and came out on the other side.
Chaplain ~ Barbara Linton