Terri Van Brunt

Benevolence & Family Cares Ministry


Life Story

I grew up here in the Dallas area. My family didn’t attend church and God was never a subject we talked about. My grandmother decided to get me involved in her religion by taking me to séances starting at the age of 10. Because of that my life took many twists and turns.

 My desire was to attend college and eventually become a doctor, but my family didn’t have the money to help me out. I joined the Air Force in 1972 so I would be eligible for the GI Bill and attend college.

My life changed a lot during this time. First at Keesler AFB, one of my co-workers invited me to a Bible Study. I attended and the next morning she shared the Gospel with me and I put my trust in Jesus Christ as my Savior, totally transforming my belief system.

 My first duty station after my training was RAF Chicksands, England. It was there that I met my late husband, Ken. We were married in December 1974. We served as missionaries first to Uruguay, South America and then later to tribal people of the Amazon Region. We were married for 41 years before he went home to be with the Lord in 2016. I have 3 children and 3 grandchildren.

 We moved back to the Dallas area to be close to my aging mother. After attending several churches in the area, we decided to stay at Cornerstone and become members.

Hope for Cornerstone Bible Church

From the moment we walked into Cornerstone it felt like a family. Over the last couple of years, the people at Cornerstone have truly been a family to me. My hope for Cornerstone is that we will always show that unconditional love and support to others. My desire for Cornerstone is to be the salt and light to help believers mature as we study God’s Word together and apply it to our daily lives.