Debra Hockett Staton grew up in the Acme area in a Christian home with wonderful parents and 2 younger brothers. She was not allowed to receive Jesus as her Savior until age 12 per the church she was attending. She asked Jesus to be her Savior at Bible camp in Aug of 1970. Her mother was a teacher of Sunday School and Vacation Bible school all of Debra’s growing up years. She was an example of what joy there was in teaching children about Jesus. Debra Married her best friend just a few months after graduation in 1976 and moved to California with her new husband for over three years. In the first 5 years of marriage, she had 3 children and started attending Little Brown Chapel in Wickersham. She became very involved in her Church, Ladies group, VBS, Sunday School Teacher, and AWANA . When her children were young, Sue Spellman came and told her about GNC. She taught GNC for years and many Children got off the bus at church and learned about Jesus. More recently Debra took on the Acme area GNC and has been teaching for 5 years. Debra was also on the Board for the local CEF.
Free time for Debra right now is in short supply as she is taking online classes through CEF and teaching 3 clubs. She has been married to Dan for over 45 years and loves to spend time with him. She loves to camp, fish, and travel.
She was called Loudly by the Holy Spirit to step forward and work for CEF. She has learned that even at retirement age, there is no retiring when you are called to lead children to Christ. Christ had a special love for children in his ministry. The rewards of guiding a little one to the Savior give Debra more joy than you can imagine.