Barbara Sparling

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RECEPTIONIST

 

EXPERIENCE

Prior to joining the AGCC staff, I sold real estate for Coldwell Banker. It didn’t take long for me to discover that my true passion was in helping people. I received great satisfaction as a realtor assisting my clients and customers buy their dream home or sell their house and move on to new adventures. As a Receptionist here at Auburn Grace, I am able to continue helping people and instead of selling homes, I have the privilege of helping our church family with their questions and needs. Working here also allows me to be a representative of Auburn Grace to our community and I consider this a great blessing.

FAMILY

Our five children are now grown with families of their own and Gary and I have the joy of the addition of 9 grandchildren, 2 granddaughter-in-laws, and 2 great grandchildren to love on and share in their lives.

WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR FREE TIME?

I love growing heritage roses and recently started herb gardening and drying them.

FAVORITE HOME-COOKED MEAL

Foil wrapped cross rib roast baked in the oven with Lipton onion soup and Cream of Mushroom soup added to make gravy, served with mashed potatoes and corn.

FAVORITE DESSERT

I actually like scones the best with lemon curd of course.

STARBUCKS ORDER

Grande Coffee Mocha, extra hot with half the chocolate!

FAVORITE MOVIES

All-time favorite is:  It’s a Wonderful Life.

FAVORITE OR LIFE VERSE

Micah 6:8 – He has told you oh man what is good and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with your God.

WHAT GETS YOU EXCITED ABOUT MINISTRY OR WHAT IS YOUR PASSION IN MINISTRY?

I do consider my job a true ministry.  It allows me to serve my brothers and sisters in Christ and assist them in whatever needs they may have.  My greatest PRIVILEGE at work is when a call comes in from our AGCC family with a prayer request for the prayer chain and I can take a couple of minutes to pray with them while they are on the phone.  My greatest JOY is when someone comes into the office or calls saying they would like to know more about Auburn Grace, the ministries we offer and what we believe. It is so exciting to tell them all about our church, its history, our wonderful pastors and staff and especially why we are here – to build a family of believers who know Christ and make Him known. In short, I love serving the Body of Christ in this way!