Who We Are

How We Began

The concept of “Ministry in the Middle” began in 2004 while founder Samantha Clark-Childs was balancing major transitions within ministry, education, and family life. It stemmed from Ms. Clark-Childs noticing patterns of who and what women turn to for help when they are in crisis or transitional situations and how often they are rejected and treated as inferior because of their circumstances. As she poured into the lives of women as a Bible teacher, mentor, and discipler, she continued to develop a ministry that focuses on her passion for encouraging and empowering women through the love and grace of Jesus Christ.

Join us for our virtual bible study every

2nd and 4th Saturday from 8-9:30 am CST

What We Do

Currently, Ministry in the Middle hosts “Coffee, Tea, and Jesus,” a virtual Bible study fellowship and prayer circle. We also offer the following:

What We Believe

We believe that ministry makes the difference in empowering women to reach their fullest potential. Though we do not impose our Christian beliefs on those seeking our assistance, we consistently apply Christian principles and operate as a Christian organization, our basis being belief in the risen Savior, Jesus Christ.

Board of Directors

Samantha Clark-Childs, Board Chair
Samantha has spent the last 20 years pouring into the lives of women as a bible teacher, conference speaker, ministry leader, mentor and discipler. She is a mother and grandmother and enjoys spending time with her son and grandson just as much as she enjoys “pool table discipleship” or “coffee convos” that allow her to mentor and lead informally while building relationships that “go and do likewise.” She is a leader at her local church where she serves as a Bible institute teacher and facilitator, leadership development team leader, and minister. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Loyola University New Orleans and a Master of Christian Education degree from Dallas Theological Seminary where she is now pursuing her Doctor of Educational Ministry in Mentoring, Coaching and Discipleship.

Jeanette M. Willis, Director

Jeanette is the Executive Director of AAOCOC.  She has over 25 years of experience in nonprofit management, with more than 20 years of special needs targeted child recruitment and adoption experience. She is a skilled speaker and presenter with extensive knowledge of the One Church One Child faith-based adoption recruitment model. Jeanette is experienced in faith-based collaboration, parent and youth training, program planning and development, research, and evaluation.  She is certified in Nonprofit Leadership and Management, Special Needs Adoption and PRIDE Train-the-Trainer. Mrs. Willis holds a Bachelor’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, La.  Mrs. Willis is also a retired Captain, US Army Medical Corps.  Jeanette has been married to Joel for 25 years strong; they are biological, adoptive and kinship parents of four children and one grandchild.  

Tameshia Williams, Director
Tam is currently an editor at She Reads Truth, a company that encourages men and women to deeply read the Scriptures. She also has an active freelance writing life, where she loves exploring the unique ways that God breaks into our current world. With a Master of Theology (ThM) from Dallas Theological Seminary, Tam writes about theology as it intersects with different disciplines—especially art, film, technology, and travel.

Diane Wolford, Director
Diane is the first lady of Crosspoint Bible Fellowship Church and serves faithfully alongside her husband of 12 years, Charles M. Wolford, Sr. Pastor.  Outside of ministry, Diane loves to travel, try new restaurants and spend time with her family and friends. Her personal belief for living a healthy lifestyle, have lasting relationships and encouraging others is to love God, love yourself in order to love others. Diane and her husband are a blended family and proud parents of three young adult children – Deaunica (Dee), Charles III and Christian.  

Elizabeth Woodson, Director
Elizabeth is a passionate Bible teacher whose deepest desire is to know Christ and to make Him known!
Engaging both the heart and mind, she loves to teach the truth of Scripture, empowering believers to experience abundant life with Jesus! On most days you can find her hanging out at The Village Church, where she has the joy to work as an Institute Minister doing what she loves – writing, teaching, and developing leaders. Elizabeth is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary with a Masters in Christian Education, and formerly served as the Single Life Ministry Coordinator at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship under the leadership of Senior Pastor, Dr. Tony Evans.


“…contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.” – Romans 12:13

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