Dianne was born in Ft. Worth, Texas and moved to Missouri when she was 7 years old. While attending Vacation Bible School (11 years old) she accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior. After graduating from high school, she moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma where she still resides.
Dianne worked for a major oil company for 23 years and continued to process the same company’s business for an additional 6 years before retiring. She held positions from filing clerk to supervisor/management in customer service, call centers, and in credit card collections.
Immediately after retiring in 1999, Dianne began helping her sister with her prison ministry. Pastor Sandy and Dianne visited Oklahoma prisons where Dianne led praise and worship services. In 2002, Dianne assisted in the establishing of Eternal Life Church and in 2004, Eternal Life Bible College.
Dianne held the position of Associate Pastor of Eternal Life Church from January 2006 to July 2011. In addition, she was an instructor at Eternal Life Bible College from 2005 to 2011.
In January 2005, Dianne enrolled at International Bible University/Destiny Christian University, graduating with a Masters of Theology in 2008. Dianne taught classes at IBU while earning a Diploma and Certification from the Faith Based Counselor Training Institute as a Restorative Therapist. In 2012, Dianne graduated with a Doctor of Ministry, and in 2013, she graduated with a Doctor of Messianic Education. Presently she teaches at International Messianic Institute.
There is a legacy of godly women in Dianne’s family and this legacy goes back to their great-great grandmother. She willingly and faithfully continues to carry on this legacy. She has been an active member in full time ministry for 15 years. During these 15 years, she has ministered to inmates in Oklahoma prisons, the elderly in nursing homes and to the homeless.
All the opportunities and blessings in her life brought Dianne to the place today as founder and president of Souljourners for Christ Ministries International, Inc. She has stepped out faithfully to her calling to reach out to nations with the Love of God.