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Linda Scantlin, Associate Children's Minister

After working with the VHCC children during 2009, Linda joined the staff as Associate Children’s Minister in August 2010. She is the youngest of eight children, born and raised in Hiwasse, Arkansas. Being taught the importance of being active in the church by her faithful Christian parents, she has been involved in some aspect of service from a young age. 

Through the years, Linda has had the pleasure of working with all age groups at some point but enjoys teaching the toddler up to 6th graders the best. She has also been involved in bus ministry for many years. While she enjoys working behind the scenes and using her creativity, she loves being able to lead children in worship and teach them in Jr. Worship. 

Linda came to Joplin in the fall of 1983 to attend Ozark Christian College. She began working in the OCC bookstore as a student and is now the bookstore assistant manager & purchasing clerk. Although Joplin is now home, she also goes home to NW Arkansas on most Saturdays as she spends time with family; which is one of her favorite things to do. 

Linda enjoys photography, reading, crafting, shopping, and singing along with the radio. Her favorite books of the Bible (because how can you pick just one?!) are 1, 2, and 3 John. One of her favorite verses is Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

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