2 Timothy 3:16-17
We believe the Bible is the inspired, authoritative, inerrant Word of God that is applicable to our daily lives.
One True God
We believe in One true God who exists as three Persons in one: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. John 1:1-5, 2 Corinthians 13:14, 1 John 5:7-8, Matthew 28:19, Psalm 90:2
Only through Jesus
We believe Salvation is found only through Jesus Christ and is available to anyone. Romans 10:9-10, John 1:12, John 3:16-17, Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, 1 John 1:9
Matthew 22: 36-40
We believe the greatest commandment is to love God and second to love each other.
MinisterHi! My name is Betsy Berry, AKA the “Church Lady”. I am married and have three kids.
Some of the things I love are: to be outside, playing sports, water activities, reading, and spending time with my family & friends.
I am so grateful to be a part of this ministry. I felt God’s call to ministry when I was a Freshman in college. After getting married I had many different jobs: farming, being a Realtor, substitute teacher, basketball coach, PE/Health teacher, and an 8th grade Life Science teacher. Though I have enjoyed each of these “jobs”, I cannot emphasize how much I LOVE being a part of PURE JOY and seeing God at work in the gigantic issues down to the minute details. I am certainly an everyday gal who messes up on a daily basis, just ask my kids they’ll tell you, but am grateful for God’s grace.
I remember when my sister, Sandy, asked me if I would be willing to head a PURE JOY up in Branson and I was waiting for the catch. When we were kids she used to con me into rubbing her back for thirty minutes for a WHOLE quarter, so I was
a bit hesitant. However, after praying it just struck me. Why not? If it could benefit even one lady, it would be well worth it. Not knowing how many to expect our first year we were thrilled to have around 350 ladies attend @ Woodland Hills and then the following year we had over 600 packed into First Baptist Branson and each year it continues to grow now having over 2000 women in attendance. What an amazing time we have had seeing God do HIS work through a group of gals that are as real as it gets, no celebrities, no divinity degrees, just every day gals that LOVE God and want to serve Him with all they have.
I love the mountains, any sport on the water & spending time with my husband & three kids. I grew up in the church & was raised in an amazing Christian home with thick spiritual heritage. I always love adventure whether it is white water rafting or gathering cattle on the ranch. As missionaries would come to our church & speak, I loved hearing their stories. One day I prayed: “Lord I don’t want to hear about these testimonies. I want to be a living testimony. Do you have any Kingdom Adventures for me?”
WOW, has God answered that question with a BIG “YES”! Pure Joy has been an adventure that I love & it is full of LIFE! It is a tremendous joy to see the women as they laugh, love & come to realize who they are in Christ: Daughters of the King. God has a plan & purpose for each of us. For so long I just settled for hearing others tell of their Kingdom adventures. It was a blessed day when I realized HE had something for this cowgirl from Polk County, Missouri – just an ordinary gal with no qualifications but a burning passion to know HIM more. My life is forever changed & I want everybody to experience the same freedom & JOY in Christ! What an amazing life HE has for us all. Dreams really do come true.