Senior Vice President & Founder; Board Member
Becki West co-founded KidZ at Heart International with her husband, Gordon, in January 2003. Becki serves as a member of the Board of Directors and as Senior Vice President of the staff.
Becki has an M.A. in Teaching and Teacher Education from the University of Arizona, as well as a B.A. from UCLA. She has over 35 years of experience teaching in both the church and public schools in California, Colorado, and Arizona. She has served alongside Gordon in children's ministry in several local churches both in volunteer and paid capacities.
Gordon and Becki have served as freelance consultants for both Gospel Light and Group Publishing for many years. The Wests are prolific authors, having co-authored several books, including Quick Guide to Discipline for Children’s Ministry, Discipline Guide for Children’s Ministry, and Smart Pages for Preteen Ministry. They are frequent contributors to professional periodicals, including Children’s Ministry Magazine and K Magazine.
The Wests are popular conference speakers and trainers. Gordon has trained and encouraged thousands of children's leaders across North America and around the world in his passionate effort to equip people to reach and teach kids for Christ within their own culture.
Gordon & Becki have been in ministry together since before their marriage in 1981, and they reside in Mesa, Arizona. They have three adult children, Zech & Ashley Hargrave and Emily West.
At age 12, God called Carolina, a young woman in El Salvador eager to serve. She responded by assisting her Sunday school teacher but was soon leading a Vacation Bible School class on her own. Since that time, Carolina’s passion to teach children and connect them with a great God has grown her leadership and influence to impact many in her country. KidZ at Heart is blessed to have her as part of our staff community and delighted to highlight her work in El Salvador as the focus of our spring campaign: From the Inside Out!
The board and staff of KidZ at Heart International is delighted to welcome Paige Kolb and SureFire Prayer to our global Christian community. As the rich suite of resources and dynamic leaders of SureFire Prayer are grafted into KidZ at Heart, we will be better prepared than ever before to train, partner with, and mobilize networks of leaders to help kids fall deeply in love with Jesus!
Like any partnership, this one came together based on shared passion, vision, and style, with both ministries being able to gain much in the blending. KidZ and SureFire are both primarily [...]