TKU Stories of Transformation

Watch and read as students, alumni, and staff share their Stories of Transformation: personal experiences of God’s calling to The King’s University and how they were transformed by the Spirit-empowered community.

If you have a story you’d like to share about your experience at The King’s, please email communications@tku.edu.

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Dani Williams

Dani Williams

Being an online student at TKU, I wasn’t planning to go to graduation. I had a million reasons not to go. I didn’t know if anyone would come see me walk across the stage, and I felt like it wasn’t necessary. After all, I was taking my classes online from Hays, Kansas,...

Rachael Gilbert

Rachael Gilbert

I had just dropped my girls off at Gateway Church for an all-day, kid’s KAIROS event. We don’t live in Southlake, so I started driving, not sure how I was going to use my kid-free time. But as I drove past The King’s University, I immediately felt God tell me to make...

The Hartsell-Byrd Family

The Hartsell-Byrd Family

When Cassandra Hartsell needs to borrow a textbook, she doesn’t need to look far. In fact, there are three other TKU students in her own family. Her three daughters Chloe, Carissa Byrd, and Caity Byrd, attend The King’s University with Cassandra all at the same time....

Sarah Sanders

Sarah Sanders

As a small child, Sarah Sanders’ life was far from ordinary. Her father, Jim, was a traveling evangelist known to many in Australia and Hungary as “the American missionary.” “We would travel throughout Eastern Europe for months at a time,” says Sarah. “I remember as a...

Juan Maureira

Juan Maureira

“I remember God showing me a vision of an hourglass, and telling me, ‘Your time is up. Are you ready to commit?’” Juan Maureira recounts. Knowing that God called him to ministry as a young boy, Juan had always been involved in the church, but chose to pursue a career...

Danica Henry

Danica Henry

For most of us, Big Texas cinnamon rolls and Welch’s grape juice might bring to mind visions of road trips and gas station breakfasts. For Chicago native Danica Henry, those two items delivered in a brown paper sack carried a much weightier message. They were God’s...

Katelynn Sparks

Katelynn Sparks

As someone who first graced the stage at the age of three and began leading worship in kid’s church by nine, Katelynn Sparks may not seem to be in need of a degree in worship leadership. “I’ve been around worship my whole life,” she shares. “It was always the thing to...

Blake Sharp

Blake Sharp

As the saying goes, When one door closes, another opens. Blake Sharp’s life is one that has been marked by this type of transition time and time again.Having grown up outside of the Church, Blake never imagined he might someday be called to missions. Nonetheless, he...

Joy Cromer

Joy Cromer

God’s direction often comes when we least expect it. For Joy Cromer, that moment came during one of the most ordinary of tasks encountered by every teenager, homework. She was 17 years old, sitting on her bed, working on one assignment or another, when out of the blue...