Whole Heart Believer Ministries



"And He said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.  This is the great and foremost commandment.  The second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself."  Matthew 22: 37-40.

Whole Heart Believer Ministries exists to bring an assured confidence to those who are seeking to know truth.  Truth according to the Word of God.  Truth according to God's Word can be expressed verbally, through your thoughts, through your motivations, and through your actions.  Living with truth, from the Word of God, as your foundation sets you on the trajectory for whole heart living.   The abundant life that Jesus said He came to give is waiting for you.

Through the blogs, events, and service ministries it is our hope that you will find the encouragement, correction, and empowerment to live out the whole heart journey with us.  Each aspect of this ministry is designed to uplift and connect one another towards a real relationship with Jesus Christ.  This is a safe place for all people to find real answers to the questions in their hearts. Not all of the issues and answers will be easy but when God's truth is sincerely applied there will ultimately be peace and contentment.  God has provided everything that you need for life - emotionally, mentally, physically, financially, and spiritually.  We invite you to get connected here to find healing, restoration, and renewal.

Each of us has a unique relationship with God and you will find evidence of this flowing through each writer's blog.  You will most likely find that you are not alone in the journey that you have been on in your lifetime.  Yes, while each relationship with God is unique there are also some very common life experiences that help to knit us all together.   We find such great joy in witnessing others as they find freedom in the love, the truth, and the great peace that only the Spirit of God can bring.  


We exist to declare and demonstrate the liberating power of the love of God through His Son, Jesus Christ.

Our mission is to help people experience healing, restoration, and renewal through a geniune relationship with Christ rather than man’s creation of religion.  It is our hope that you will find that it is possible to live for God and trust God with your whole heart and to live the abundant life Jesus came to give.



Be a part of the Vision

Our vision, by the power of the Holy Spirit,  is to empower people, both young and mature in age, to learn how to live for God with their whole heart.  To announce good news to the souls of those who are lacking in life, help heal the brokenhearted, proclaim freedom to those that are bound up, bring comfort to those who are lost and grieving, to teach how to have an assured confidence to those who are hopeless, and to give encouragement to those who are on a solid journey with Jesus Christ.



You can help us accomplish our goals

To impact our world by sharing truth and to show the love of Jesus to every person that we encounter.  Whether it is in person, on our website, or through email we wish to show the love, compassion, and understanding that Jesus showed everyone he encountered.   


AT WHB Ministries

Our writers share their different journeys, observations,  and they also  give answers to some of life's most pressing and puzzling issues.  As we find the answers in God's Word, you may get confirmation on something that you may have felt  your whole life but others have tried to convince you is untrue.  You may find that what you did in your past that you believed caused God to stop loving you isn't the truth at all.  God loves you so beyond what you can ever imagine and He has provided the answers that your soul needs.   

We are so looking forward to you joining us on this journey...

Carol Houston loves the Word of God and has been teaching the Bible for over 20 years.  She has led Sunday School classes, home groups, Bible studies, and has been invited to speak at women's conferences in Florida and Missouri.  She currently works at a shelter for teenage pregnant mothers in Missouri.  Carol has been married for 32 years to her husband, Willy and lives in the Kansas City area.  She is the mother of 4 wonderful adult children and the grandmother of 8 delightful grandchildren. Besides enjoying her family, Carol loves to read, and spend time at the lake.

Lina Kelly loves the Word of God and greatly appreciates how the power of God's Word can change lives.  Lina has led Bible studies in churches and at a pregnancy crisis center.  She has led "Surrendering the Secret" classes for several years.  Lina loves to journal and to write out Biblical teachings; however the ministry closest to her heart presently is working with children.  She has been involved in Children's ministry and AWANA for several years.  Being able to share about Jesus to young, open hearts is an awesome privilege!  She worked in the publishing industry for 24 years and is now serving in the healthcare industry.  Lina resides in Florida and has one amazing adult daughter.

Deanna Lynne Stephens loves the Word of God and desires for others to open their hearts to the truth of God's Word.   She has served in ministry for 32 years in various servant leadership roles, Bible teacher, conference speaker, and for the last 14 years she has served as a biblical counselor.    Deanna is a licensed and ordained minister through Restoration Fellowship International - Bishop Dr. John Looper and Maranatha Ministerial Fellowship International - Bishop Dr. Rick Callahan.  She is a Certified Ministry Leadership Trainer with Leadership Training International and a Certified Professional Skills Trainer with Momentum Makers.  Currently, she is on staff and serves on the leadership team as Pastoral Care/Mentorship at New Beginnings Christian Church under the leadership of Pastors Rick and Carmen Menard.  Also, she works at the local pregnancy care center as the Client Advocate and in administration.   Deanna delights in seeing people live out their true identity in Jesus and walking in their giftings.  She has three incredible adult children and 5 wonderful grandchildren.  Deanna resides in Vermont.  


AUTHENTICITY:  We believe we can’t be what God has called us to be if we are not genuinely ourselves in the likeness of Christ. This is a progressive work and we must be our true transparent selves open to allowing the work of the Holy Spirit to transform each of us.

BIBLICAL TRUTH: We believe the Bible is God’s inherent truth and it’s the foundation to everything we do. 

LIFE TOGETHER:  Let's do life together by sharing our experiences and applying God's liberating truth!

EXCELLENCE: We don’t believe in striving for unrealistic perfection, but, allowing God to work in us His perfecting love.

GROWTH: This is a safe place for everyone. But safe doesn’t mean comfortable. The answers will not always be comfortable.

"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart

and with all your soul and with all your might." 


Deuteronomy 6:5