After the death of my Father, the Lord laid it on my heart to start a ministry. Hence, Faith Like Mary was born. Lately, I’ve been feeling a pull to take the ministry in a new direction. So, I introduce you to Lifeline Ministry. Why the name Lifeline? Merriam-Webster defines a life line as: a (such as a rope) used for saving or preserving life. The Lord laid Lifeline on me because of the men and women who were my lifeline to Christ. Gerald A. Bankert (my Father), Alex (my big brother), David Wayne Smith (my childhood Pastor), Ethel “Dolly” Taylor (my adopted Mom), Gloria Ferguson (my Godmother), Laura and Dennis Holland (very dear family friends), and of course Patricia Bankert (my Mother).
Some of these loved ones now reside in the Father’s presence and are finally getting that sweet, well-deserved rest. I am blessed to still have some earthly lifelines as well. They keep me grounded and make sure to hold me accountable in my faith.
The vision and mission of Lifeline Ministry is to be a lifeline to the Father for those who need a lifeline. We are not doing anything more than throwing out that life preserver in the prayerful hope to lead you to the One who can calm any storm.