Storyteller’s Profiles

Meet Our Storytellers!


Carolyn Hedgecock is an author, former teacher, script writer, and speaker. Passionate about sharing first-hand experiences of God’s amazing love, she and Sharon Booker founded the G.A.L.S. after a mission trip to Zambia. Twice selected as Who’s Who Among American Teachers, she also received Outstanding Teacher of the Humanities Award for the state of Texas. Married to her college sweetheart, Joe, she is the mother of a pastor, attorney, and a redeemed prodigal. Blessed with a caboodle of grandchildren, she has not greater joy than to hear ALL of her children are walking in the truth.

Sharon Booker, a retired educator and her husband, John, founded Evangelism Partners International in 2009. E.P.I. is a church planting, missionary sending ministry in Zambia and Mozambique. They have planted 159 churches. Over 700,00 people have experienced a life change through E.P.I.’s on-going work under the leadership of Coordinator Iwell Phiri. Sharon and John serve as volunteer chaplains at the Tarrant County Corrections Department and participate in a Good News Club. They have two grown daughters and two grandsons. She is the co-founder of G.A.L.S.


Marilyn Phillips is a state certified teacher and reading specialist who taught elementary students. She has eighteen published books and is a contributor to five different Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Marilyn has eight book contributions and nine magazine articles published. She has been married to Nolan for over forty-five years and they have two grown children. Marilyn is a breast cancer survivor and understands that God is greater than any battle we encounter. God’s Amazing Love Storytellers has proven to be a ministry where she can share about our great and mighty God. The G.A.L.S. is an answer to her prayers for ministry. Marilyn’s Personal Website


Linda Patterson, a public school music teacher of 30 years, has taught private lessons on guitar and piano/keyboard. She has played on the church worship team over 40 years. Linda has written and directed numerous musicals for school and church. And… I Love You is her CD featuring spoken healing scriptures and original songs. The supporting musicians and singers are her family. She has three daughters and seven wonderful grandchildren – all musical artists. After retiring, she asked God what He wanted her to do in this new phase of life. Through His supernatural guidance, she became a  the praise dancer and music leader for G.A.L.S. Linda says it is a blessing and honor to share the gospel in such a unique and refreshing way.