Abbey Oxner

Director of Girls' Ministry

Birthday: August 12

Originally from: Collierville, TN

Education background: BA in English from the University of Memphis, Memphis, TN

I started working for CFBC: September 16, 2012

My family: I get to marry Steve Oxner on June 24, 2017!

My role at CFBC: Director of Girls’ Ministry

Personal story: I grew up in a loving home where I was blessed to hear the Gospel from a very young age. When I was six years old, God opened my eyes to the fact that I was a sinner separated from Him and that He was the only Savior. I placed my faith in Him and was baptized. As I grew older, a series of hardships drove me to read God’s Word on my own, and I learned that He is the Treasure, worth giving up anything for to know Him more. Since then, I’ve been on a journey to know Him better and love Him with my whole heart, the way He deserves!

Favorite book of the Bible: Psalms

Recent books I’ve enjoyed: "None Like Him" by Jen Wilkin and "I Don’t Wait Anymore" by Grace Thornton

Most fulfilling part of my job: I love seeing “good” girls who grew up in church like me have their eyes opened to God’s goodness. I have truly seen in my life that God “makes known to me the path of life; in [His] presence there is fullness of joy; at [His] right hand are pleasures forevermore.” My favorite thing is when God, in His grace, shows that to these girls! Seeing Him give them a hunger to know Him through His Word and prayer is so exciting!

Places of service available in my ministry: Mentoring and discipling young girls, helping plan and serve at girls events

Spiritual gifts: Service, Exhortation, Mercy

My hobbies: Reading, baking, and going on long walks

I hope heaven includes: Beautiful sunsets and happy clouds!

The smartest thing I’ve ever done: Learned at a young age to value and prioritize time with family.

The best way to pray for me: Please pray that I will love the Lord with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength, and that I’ll serve Him wholeheartedly all the days of my life!