Gayle and Danny Istre
Secretary

Settlement – I was born in Lafayette, Louisiana to Godly parents Harold & Alice Spears whom raised me in First Pentecostal Church along with two (2) brothers, Bobby & Hal and one (1) sister, Joy.  Upon retirement, my parents became house parents to teen girls at Tupelo Children Mansion for several years.  Then God called them to start a church in Hickory, North Carolina for many years.  My parents moved back to Lake Charles when my daddy became ill with cancer.  

 

My Family – I met my husband, Danny Istre while in high school where we were high school sweet hearts.  He is my best friend, my everything.  We have two (2) children, Kevin & Tammy, daughter-in-law Penny & Son-in-law Billy Creel.  We have been blessed with five (5) grandchildren, Tyler, Austin, Gracie, Hailey & Aubrey.  Such a great gift God has given us, blessed beyond measure.  I was a hairdresser for many years before I gave God my heart and soul, then asked God to use me where I would be needed.  I had a strong and healthy clientele, which God removed in one week’s time answering my prayer.  What a great God we serve.  I became secretary of First Pentecostal Church, September 7, 1981, the Best job in the whole world.

 

Why I Do What I Do – It such a rewarding job because I love people.  I love helping them find their way to peace with God, helping them experience the love I have in serving God.  It’s a joy watching them find the happiness I found.  I put my heart, soul, and trust in God, never regretting a day serving him.  In our society we have so many people that are hurting and need help in finding their way in life.  I love sharing my life’s story showing them how God helped me find my way and how he can change your life to be a better person, a spiritual person pleasing to God.  What a mighty God we serve.

Gayle and Danny Istre