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Our Story

Scott & Vanessa

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The Story Behind BKF

Ministries and callings are birthed out of seasons of opposition and desperation. We have been there, and that’s why we are here.  We found ourselves in one of the toughest faith challenges of our life, and it was having gone through that season of trekking in the wilderness, that God began to minister to us in a way we had never experienced before.

 

We knew that we were not the only ones in this journey alone, and having met couples who were blended and searching for the same resources like we were, we knew it was a God wink to begin the journey into a calling we did not know existed yet.

After reaching out to our local church in hopes of finding classes and curriculum for blended families, we discovered that there wasn't a class specifically for blended families and that resources were limited.  Little did we know that God would use us to help fill this void in the church and blended families.

Blended Kingdom families was birthed out of a God-given desire to help couples in remarriage and cultivate community among blended families.  Living blended our entire lives, we know firsthand both the joys and difficulties that can come along with it.

The redemption and restoration that God has brought into our life is a testament of His faithfulness and goodness as we've experienced Him take the losses of our past and turn them into our greatest gains. 

 

To Him be the glory forever and ever, for nothing is impossible for God.

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Mission

Blended Kingdom Families exists to break the cycle of divorce, equip marriages, and unite blended families with the truth of God's Word. 

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Vision

To provide every blended family with a local church and group to receive equipping and support both spiritually and physically.

Founders

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Scott

Scott Martindale is an authentic and passionate leader who loves to help people with their marriages, faiths, and daily walks of life.  He is a Christian Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in blended families, marriage, and pre-marriage with over 15 years of experience. Scott holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Abilene Christian University and holds a master's degree in Counseling and Human Development from Hardin Simmons University. 

Scott and his wife, Vanessa, have been married over 7 years and founded Blended Kingdom Families—a ministry that is committed to equipping and educating blended families with resources and practical skills through the truth of God’s word, empowering marriages and families to flourish in their kingdom identity, and living life abundantly.  Scott’s heart is to partner with married couples and families in order to help them navigate the beautiful process of marriage and blending a family with Kingdom foundations.

Scott and Vanessa are a blended family with four sons and three golden retrievers. In his downtime, Scott enjoys playing Golden Tee and Galaga, watching football, traveling, and eating Mexican food.

Vanessa

Vanessa Martindale is a genuine and enthusiastic believer who loves Jesus, the Bible and His people. 

She is a Christian wife and mother, a registered nurse,

and a current graduate student at The King's University pursuing a master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.  She is also a ministry founder of Blended Kingdom Families. 

Vanessa is passionate about leading people to discover and walk in their Kingdom calling and purpose, seek out freedom and authority, and flourish in deeper intimacy with Christ and His Word.  At home in Southlake, Texas, she enjoys watching her boys play sports, having dance parties with her 4-year-old, decorating for every holiday, and worshiping and dancing for Jesus.

Vanessa and her husband, Scott, are a blended family with four sons. Together, they are the founders of Blended Kingdom Families, a Christian ministry committed to equipping and educating blended families with resources and practical skills through the truth of God’s word, as well as empowering marriages and families to flourish in their kingdom identity so they can live life abundantly.

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Our Team of World Changers

Staff

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Emily Schwartz

World Changer/Administrative Coordinator

Hometown: Panama City, FL

Favorite Bible verse: Romans 8:28

Fun fact: Emily loves sloths!

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Emma Boyd

World Changer/Social Media Manager

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Favorite Bible verse: Isaiah 41:10

Fun fact: I love plants! I have over 24 different species of plants in my house!

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Mary Claire Cogbill

Copywriter

Hometown: Sherman, Oklahoma

Favorite Bible verse: Matthew 6:34

Fun fact: I competed in archery competitions through grade school and placed 17th in the world for 6th grade girls.

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Molly Mutter

 

World Changer/Graphic Designer

Hometown: Chippewa Falls, WI

Favorite Bible verse: Jeremiah 29:11

Fun fact: Molly lived at a wedding venue growing up. 

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Paige Bostwick

 

World Changer/Video Content Creator

Hometown: Bartlesville, OK

Favorite Bible verse: 2 Corinthians 3:17

Fun fact: Paige loves to play croquet. She went to nationals in Philadelphia with her college croquet team!

Media Team

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Mark Groves

Director

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Dyanna Groves

1st AD (Assistant Director)

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Kevin Gibbs

Senior Editor/Audio Engineer

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Mark Cobb

FX Media: Owner

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Chloe Dwyer

FX Media: Senior Editor

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Clinton Coleman

FX Media: Owner

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Sydney Lange

FX Media: Closed-Captioner/Production Assistant

Prayer Team

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Anita

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Kristen

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Charla

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Jenny

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Kelly

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Sandy 

Web Development

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Theresa Hayes

Board Members

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Amy Ford

President & Founder of Embrace Grace

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