The Little Bulldog is a dedicated church member
one church member so dedicated to church that she was born on
Tuesday and was in church on Sunday despite serious breathing
problems at birth. A childhood bout with chicken pox did not break
her perfect church attendance either because she was in church
that Sunday scabs and all.
Brandi Wardlow had breathing problems at birth that kept her in
the NICU until Saturday, but she was in church that Sunday. Her
parents, Marcus and Patti Kiddy, made sure she was going to be
in church all the time.
A seven-year streak of perfect attendance was in jeopardy when
Brandi got chicken pox in the second grade. Her illness cleared
up enough that she was in church on Sunday and kept alive her
While a member at Eastview Church of Christ, she became a Christian
at age 16. Brandi joined our church two years prior to her marriage
to Ken Wardlow.
Ken had told me that if I wanted a future with him that
I would have to go to Chewalla, cracked Brandi. It
(changing churches) did not bother me because I was going to be
in church somewhere. The different beliefs were irrelevant to
me because I just wanted to serve God.
Brandi said she learned early in life to be a good servant from
her parents, each of whom were dedicated servants.
It did not take her long to become the leader of our childrens
choir and she is still their director.
The children are precious and they get so excited when they
learn a new song, commented Wardlow. I just love putting
together a program with them.
A fixture during the Sunday a.m. worship is Brandi leading the
childrens sermon. The Bible story and prayer time normally
has some laughs with an off-the-cuff remark from a child.
You do not think they are paying attention sometimes, but
they are really listening, she said. I try to find
out what Bro. Richard (Doyle) is preaching on and try to use a
story to go with his sermon.
Wardlow learned how well the kids pay attention when she urged
the kids to ask someone during the week is Jesus in your
Jake (Wardlow) went up to a man in Mi Toros after
church and asked him is Jesus in your heart?,
she said. We should all be as eager to witness to others.
She and Ken are now teaching our Junior High class in Sunday School.
Both of them also teach in Living Inside Out.
Ken is really a good daddy, she said. When he
comes in after a day in the field and the boys want to wrestle
in the floor, he never tells them no.
Brandi and Ken have three children - Jake, Judd and Jaci.
A friend nicknamed Brandi the Little Bulldog because
of her tenacious nature. She is short, loyal and smart. But if
you cross her, she will bite your ankles!
Bulldog or not, we are lucky to have her in our church family.
more news and encouragement here
Friday, November 8
6:30 p.m. Revival Zack Schroeder
6:30 p.m. Revival Shawn Clark
Sunday, November 10
10:45 a.m. Revival Will Shelton
6:30 p.m. Revival John Chandler
Sunday, November 17
10:45 a.m. Harvest Day
12 p.m. Harvest Day meal
5:30 p.m. Living Inside Out
Sunday, November 24
10:45 a.m. Bro. Tommy Wilson to preach
5:30 p.m. Living Inside Out
Monday, November 25
6 p.m. Living Free Thanksgiving meal
Wednesday, November 27
2 p.m. Youth to deliver