About Us / Vision
Jessie is a high energy minister who has a heart to reach kids and their families with the Gospel of Christ through the performing arts. Jessie ministered as a Children's Pastor for seven years at a church in Fort Worth, Texas. Recovering from Brain Surgery in 2004, God gave her the vision to go out and evangelize to families while targeting kids. In 2005, the 501c3, KidStand Ministries, was born. Using her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education specializing in theatre, Jessie’s team now trains a company of teen performers in ministry and the performing arts in order to travel with her around the world sharing Jesus. KidStand has performed at CreationFest, Celebrate Freedom Dallas and Atlanta, The Potters House, Gateway Church, and internationally with Evangelists such as Andrew Palau. Jessie has an amazing husband, Don and two beautiful daughters Ryleigh and Reese that all join with her in the ministry.
"Empowering Kid's to Stand Up, Stand Strong, Stand Out and be all they are created to be!"
KidStand Tours! KidStand travels into a community and serves them by performing several Public and Private school Assemblies teaching elementary kids to Take a Stand for great character. Completely respecting the separation of church and state within the school, the assemblies are full of exciting performances that focus on Taking a Stand - against drugs – against bullying and for great Character! KidStand invites the community's kids and their families to a community wide family festival using the same type of exciting and innovative performances to teach why and how we take a Stand! Why - because Jesus took a stand for us on the cross. How – by accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior.
Research shows that 85% of people come to know Jesus between the ages of 4 to 14, that's Elementary age children! KidStand desires to reach children with the Gospel of Christ before the window of opportunity diminishes greatly! Churches are completely dependent on parents to bring their children to church to hear the Gospel. Therefore, God has led KidStand to go beyond the four walls of the church and go into the community where we know children are – Elementary Schools! Even though we can't minister the Gospel in the Public schools – research also shows that "90% of your core foundational beliefs (what you believe about your worth and deservedness) are formed by the time you are 8 years old." In the schools we can teach the kids to take a Stand for great character and realize they can become all they are created to be! The kids will bring their families to the Community Family Festival where we can teach they can be all they are created to be through Jesus!
School Assemblies: The Community's students and school staff learn the importance of taking a Stand, that they can Dream Big and be all they are created to be through entertaining assemblies that they will remember throughout the year and the rest of their lives.
Community Festival: During the Community Family Festival, we provide for the community fun, entertainment, and partner with organizations and churches to provide needs for the community i.e. medical, food, counseling etc. During the festival, we present the Gospel of Christ to the children and their families believing they will respond to the Gospel. We follow up with the responses by introducing them to local churches and Christian organizations. KidStand partners with organizations to help churches create quality Children's Ministries.