Scott & Vanessa
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.
Blended Kingdom Families exists to break the cycle of divorce, equip marriages, and unite blended families with the truth of God's Word.
To provide every blended family with a local church and group to receive equipping and support both spiritually and physically.
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 14 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 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.
Our Team of World Changers
World Changer/Administrative Coordinator
Hometown: Panama City, FL
Favorite bible verse: Romans 8:28
Fun fact: Emily loves sloths!
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!
World Changer/Social Media Intern
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Favorite bible verse: Hebrews 12:11
Fun fact: I absolutely adore consuming vegetables, but I refuse to partake in squash (and also tomatoes, but alas, that is a fruit) solely due to its texture.
World Changer/Graphic Designer
Hometown: Chippewa Falls, WI
Favorite bible verse: Jeremiah 29:11
Fun fact: Molly lived at a wedding venue growing up.