A bookkeeper for the Baptist Resource Network, Debbie Toone has spent 19 years on the PA/SJ WMU state team, helping lead multiple WMU national trainings and serving as a State Language Consultant and a Girls in Action (GA) consultant. A former Acteen, she also has served as GA leader at her home church, East Shore Baptist Church for seven years. There, she also served 17 years on the worship team. She also has served 23 years working in literacy missions, including eight NAMB national literacy trainings. She served on the National Literacy Missions Partnership panel, as a Certified Literacy Missions Associate and State Literacy Consultant for PA/SJ, and has taught English as a Second Language (ESL) for over 20 years.
What are the benefits you hope our churches will receive as a result of your work/role at the BRN?
Churches unknowingly receive quick answers and resources due to the natural benefit of my longevity here at the BRN (over 17 years). I have acquired historical knowledge of churches, pastors, and BRN events, having worked in each area here at the BRN (with the last seven years serving in the Financial Office).
A Few Fun Facts about Debbie
As Billy Graham once said, “We are the Bibles the world is reading; We are the creeds the world is needing; We are the sermons the world is heeding.” Debbie feels motivated to provide assistance, answers, understanding, and empathy to others all of the time….”perhaps too often if you were to ask my family and co-workers,” she laughed.
Debbie’s hero is, without a doubt, her husband. His love, intelligence, strength, spiritual maturity and evangelistic mentality and lifestyle inspire and prompt her to be and do more, she said.
Debbie’s free time always involves activities with her family (especially her husband). Her personal stress relief is music (playing piano and listening to music).
Her life’s hashtag would be #totallyquirky #yettotallyblessed