Linda Comyns

I have many wonderful memories growing up in a very close knit family of 6 children with parents who were loving and supportive. As I look back, I can see how God used some uncertain family times, a brother who was a new Christian, and the Scriptures to soften my heart to repentance and receive the gift of salvation at the age of 26 on an Easter morning.  This new relationship with the Savior Jesus changed my life immediately. God’s spirit began to teach me as I consistently heard the Word taught at a local Bible church and became involved in a singles Bible study. God began to give me opportunities to serve and grow at the church through choir, high school girls’ ministry, and a short term mission trip to Ireland.  In 1991, I met my husband Jim and we married in 1993. We moved to Philadelphia and I began to attend Tenth Presbyterian Church (Jim already attended there) where we grew spiritually under the teaching of James Boice for several years. Our son was born in 1994 and we moved to Oxford in July of 1998. We started to attend a small church in Oxford where God opened opportunities for us to grow and serve. I co-led worship each week and Jim and I led a Home Group in our home for 4 1/2 years. Jim and I had always had a heart for adoption and through God’s miraculous provision, Jim and I were able to adopt our oldest daughter from China in 2001. We started to attend Cornerstone in 2008. In 2010, God again opened the way and called us to adopt our 2nd daughter from China. I have always enjoyed being around children and what blessings my children have been in my life. I also enjoy walking, being on the beach, a good cup of coffee, riding bikes, watching football, spending time with family, and playing board games.

I received my Bachelor’s degree in Public Health from West Chester University and have taken some counseling courses at Biblical Theological Seminary. Before having a family I worked in the medical field for doctor-owned kidney dialysis facilities starting as an administrative assistant, payables department, and the last few years as the Human Resource Director. During our children’s elementary years at Bethany Christian School, I taught pre-school, was a substitute teacher, worked in the administrative offices, created their yearbooks, and volunteered wherever needed. In 2016, I started to work at Landenberg Christian Academy in the finance department and created their yearbooks. I worked there until the school closed in June 2020.

In 2017, my husband Jim went home to his Savior. The years without Jim have been hard, but God’s grace and strength in my life have given me all I need. God has since cultivated in my heart a desire and compassion to come along side others going through grief and/or difficulties in their life. I am eternally grateful for God’s mercies to me and opportunities as I continue to grow in Him. To God Be the Glory!