Small Group Leader
Penny Bennet grew up going to church every Sunday, and she could tell you most of the major Bible “stories”. However, she did not understand the concept “by grace are ye saved through faith”. As a teen, she remembers church revival meetings when she was deeply moved and went to the altar to pray at the invitation, but no one explained her need to be saved. In 1972, her husband reconnected with a friend, Fred, from his high school football team. Penny and her husband began spending time with Fred and his wife, and they quickly learned about their relationship with Christ. God used this friendship to eventually lead Penny and her husband to receive Christ. Penny’s relationship with Jesus has since sustained her through the vicissitudes of life, including the stillbirth of a child in 1975, the death of her husband in 1990, and becoming a senior citizen.