Alumnus accepts position with international pro-life ministry

COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP)--Beverly Wilson, former director of the Fort Worth Pregnancy Center, has been named director of education and international programs with Heartbeat International, an interdenominational Christian association of life-affirming education and pregnancy service providers.

In her new role, Wilson is responsible for publishing "Pulse," Heartbeat's quarterly newsletter, and "Take Heart," an educational piece published eight months each year. She also oversees scheduling and logistics for national training seminars and conferences and she communicates with centers overseas in order to promote their "adoption" by churches and other pregnancy centers in the United States.

Wilson is a 2001 graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. While completing her studies, she directed the crisis pregnancy center a few miles from the Texas campus. Her husband, Derick, also is a 2001 SWBTS grad.

Wilson previously served as director of the Kaiserslautern Crisis Pregnancy Center in Germany, just outside Ramstein Air Base to serve American military personnel as well as the local population.

Of Heartbeat International, Wilson said, "Our mission is to create an environment where every human heart is cherished and protected within the womb and within strong families." The ministry seeks to help start and strengthen pregnancy centers, maternity homes, and nonprofit adoption agencies worldwide.

The increased need for crisis pregnancy centers around the world provides an opportunity for "cutting-edge evangelism," Wilson said, noting, "The pregnancy center ministry is a divinely inspired ministry which not only seeks to provide truthful information regarding pregnancy and abortion, parenting and adoption, and the merits of chastity, it also holds out the truth of the gospel."

Wilson said her training at Southwestern enhances her ability to accomplish her work at Heartbeat. The seminary prepared her "for the challenge of writing for Heartbeat," she said, and also provided "great encouragement for missionary activity."


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