Cheryl Markland serves as a consultant for Childhood Evangelism and Discipleship.

Previously, Cheryl served as a children’s minister for a total of 17 years at Eastern Hills Baptist in Charlotte and First Baptist Church in Matthews. She received her bachelor’s degree in 1978, and a master’s degree in Christian education in 1998 from Pfeiffer University.

Cheryl’s favorite part of ministry is seeing a child’s eyes light up as they discover a new truth about the greatness of God. She enjoys watching children’s leaders more fully understand the importance of their role as a disciple-maker in the life of a child.

She has been married to Curtis since 1981. They have two adult children and two grandchildren. Curt and Cheryl are members of First Baptist Church Garner.