Laurie Elrod (3rd Grade)

Elrod_Laurie_112Education:  Ozark Christian College – Assoc. Elementary Education & Bible

Missouri Southern State University – Bach. of Science in Elementary Education

Classes taught:  1st Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

Mission and Passion:  I always knew I would teach in Christian Education. While in college I thought God wanted me to go on the mission field. I had been offered a job to teach the children of a missions team in Nairobi, Africa. But God had other plans for me which included a wonderful husband and 20+ years of ministry in the U.S. My mission is to spread the Gospel and love of Jesus Christ, my passion is doing so with children and their parents. I believe children should have a firm foundation in Biblical knowledge to help them be church leaders in their adult years. It seems that so many of our church/school parents do not have Biblical knowledge. 

Family:  Husband: Mike Elrod  Children: Carrie, Micah, Andrew, and Jeremiah

Inspiring Verse:  Proverbs 3:5&6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Years at TCCS: 15 years

Total years teaching: 17 years

Church Membership:  Westside Christian Church