Introducing people in Woodbridge, VA to Jesus

Mendy Bendy

Mendy Bendy, our Children’s Ministry Director is a former Prince William County Public School elementary principal with a genuine love for working with children. She holds a B.S. in Early Childhood Education from James Madison University and an M.Ed. with a concentration in Education Administration and Supervision from the University of Virginia.

Favorite worship band:  Avalon, Israel Houghton
How long have I attended Calvary:  I grew up at Calvary as a teenager – you guess the number of years!  After living in different places in the state, I returned in 1991.
Something the average person doesn’t know about me:  Although I am a longtime Virginia resident, I have had the pleasure of visiting 43 of our great states.
Favorite Bible 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 direct your paths.”
Personal Interests:  Music, most sporting events, and traveling.
Strongest point in your ministry:  Being able to use two of the skills and training that I have (working with children and administration with adults) in a position that I love.
Most embarrassing moment in ministry:  Doing an object lesson in front of a large group and the flame, which is the key to the application, keeps going out.
General Description:  I love to laugh and working with children gives me many opportunities to do that.  Since I was a little girl my desire to be a teacher has been a strong one.  I’m grateful that the Lord has allowed me to fulfill that desire in a variety of ways, as an elementary school teacher, principal and now as the Children’s Ministry Director. It is fun to be a part of a work that helps children get to know and deepen their relation with Christ as well as leading and supporting adults who teach them.
Something for Visitors to this site:  Thanks for taking the time to check us out!  We would love to get the opportunity to meet you and your children.  There are many ways here in which they can be involved with others their own age.  We have some wonderful people, young and old, who volunteer to work with kids and they truly love what they do. I invite you to stop by and see for yourself. If I can answer any questions for you, please contact me.