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 is the founder and current board chair of Ministry in the Middle.  She has spent more than 25 years pouring into the lives of women as a bible teacher, speaker, ministry leader, mentor and discipler. She is also a mother and grandmother who enjoys fostering mentoring and discipleship relationships just as much as she enjoys spending time with her son and grandson.

Samantha is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary with a Masters in Christian Education (MACE) and a Doctorate of Educational Ministry (DEdMin) with an emphasis on Discipleship, Mentoring, 
and Coaching.  She currently serves as a leadership development team leader and minister at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship under the leadership of Senior Pastor, Dr. Tony Evans.

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 Woodson is a Bible teacher and author who is passionate about equipping believers to understand the rich theological truths of Scripture. She loves helping people internalize their faith and connect it practically to everyday life. 


With over a decade of ministry experience, Elizabeth is passionate about creating pathways for theological education in the local church. Most recently, Elizabeth served on staff at The Village Church as the Institute Classes and Curriculum Director. She also worked as the Single Life Coordinator at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship under the leadership of Senior Pastor Dr. Tony Evans.


Elizabeth is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary with a Masters in Christian Education (MACE). She is a contributing author for World on Fire and the author of Embrace Your Life: How To Find Joy When The Life You Have Is Not The Life You Hoped For and From Beginning To Forever: A Study on the Grand Narrative of Scripture. 


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.  She is also a retired Captain, US Army Medical Corps and has been married to Joel for 25 years strong; they are biological, adoptive and kinship parents of four children and three grandchildren.  

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

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