Wendy Lynn Baker grew up in Fort Sumner, New Mexico (Billy the Kid town). She could usually be found riding 4-wheelers down by the river or water skiing and tubing at the lake. Her family lived on five acres outside of town with several farm animals. When she was 12 years old her family moved to Plainview. During high school she worked part time at United Supermarkets. After school she started her career of 20 years at First National Bank in Hale Center now known as Vista Bank. This is where she met her husband Glenn and they were able to get acquainted at the Owl’s Café restaurant where she also worked. After five years of marriage they were blessed with their first boy, Brady. Nearly three years later God gave them their son Ryan. The Baker boys are now 10 and seven years old. They live in Hale Center. Glenn is the regional manager for the Texas State Soil & Water Conservation Board.
Wendy and her family volunteer for the Hale Center Beautification Association aka Parks & Rec which assists with the upkeep of murals, parks and stocking game fish in the local Caudle Lake. Wendy also helps with the Stocking Project that assists soldiers actively serving our country overseas.
The Baker family came to Harvest in 2014. They found a bible teaching church filled with the Holy Spirit, seeking to make a way for disciples to do the work of the Lord.
What do you enjoy doing most? Her hobbies include camping with the family and riding bikes with her boys. She also enjoys singing and playing her guitar at home, at fundraising events and with the residents of the local nursing home.
Who is your hero and why? Wendy considers her husband, Glenn to be her hero. Since she first met him he was there for her unconditionally. He is a man of God, a great leader with a big heart and for those that know him—a friend for life. He is a blessing and makes her a stronger woman.
What book has had the biggest impact on your life? There is a book titled ‘Ten Steps Toward Christ’ by Jimmy Evans that influenced Wendy to grow closer to her Lord and open her heart to the Holy Spirit. She has always known Jesus to be by her side since she can remember, but with this book she learned how to be a better disciple.
What “lesson from mom” do you still live by today? Wendy learned from her mom how important the Holy Trinity is and to smile much, be happy and count God’s blessings!