Darla Newland and Lonnie have been married over 40 years. She has three daughters, Cassie Carroll, Elyse Newland, and Tara Pond. She has been blessed with five grandchildren: Sheridan McLain Carroll, Dawson and Kymber Carroll, and Elliot and Charlie Pond. Darla graduated from Wayland Baptist University with a degree in ELAR and is certified to teach grades 4-8. She has been a teacher at Estacado Middle School for the past 18 years. She thanks God for her church family and for the opportunities He gives her to serve Him in sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.