Jacksonville News - Tiffani Bagley lives contently in two worlds
Tiffani Bagley lives contently in two worlds
lives contently in two worlds.
reads to energetic son , Zacharias.
says that being a pastor's wife is like living in two different worlds.
We have our world at , and then there is our world at church , she
says.At home , it's just Terry and me and our son.Terry , my husband , likes to read the Bible a lot , I like to do things in the house , and we both like to play with our 3-year-old son , Zacharias.We're just laid back and content.
When we go to church , we step into another world.It's a busier world , but it's very wonderful , because we're with people we love , people who are our friends..
feels that everyone - at church and elsewhere - see her
, Terry and Zacharias - as one , because they are usually always together.
People seldom see us when we aren't together , she
says.About the only exception is when I am at work or Terry is busy doing something in the community or for someone..
individuality because of this , says Tiffani
, is the least of her
feels that she
has a wonderful family and is happy to be seen with them.
met Terry , who pastors New Hope Missionary Baptist Church , at a youth organization when she
was about 10 years old.There are only a few months difference in their ages.
I liked him right off the bat , she
says.But I was tomboyish.I hadn't discovered boys yet , and all I was interested in was having him for a friend..
For about six years , they were best friends.Then Tiffani
realized that it was more than friendship she
felt for this young man , who began preaching at the age of 16.I had developed a crush on him , but I wasn't about to tell him , she
says.After graduating from Oxford High School , she attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham for almost two years , where she majored in business administration
Love took precedence over education , and she
and Terry decided to marry.
I have a desire to go to back to school , she
says , but right now I'm a happy , but busy , mother and wife..Tiffani
says that her
passions are music and singing.She
sings in the mass and gospel choirs at her
church and with outside choirs , including the East Alabama Workshop and a smaller group , Bookman and Company
.Bookman and Company
is a family oriented ensemble , she
says.All of the people who are in it are my relatives..She
sings mostly soprano.
Religious music is my all-time favorite , she
says.I like classical jazz also , but gospel music is my love..Tiffani
enjoys reading and especially likes to read self help books.I like to read anything that will help me better myself and my family , she
says.A sales and service sales representative at Cingular Wireless in Anniston , she is secretary of the Anniston Area Ministers Wives , an organization that does many benefit programs
parents , Gloria and Joe Franks , live in Anniston.Tiffani
says that she
likes to cook , although she
doesn't get to as often as she
On my days off , I get a chance to cook , and I cook whatever my husband and son want , she
Two chicken dishes - Finger Lickin' Rice and Chicken and Simply Chicken and Dumplings - are her
favorites.Another dish she
family are fond of is Macho Nacho Sauce , a recipe handed down from her
FINGER LICKIN' RICE
4 boneless chicken breasts