By Lonnie Wilkey
Editor, Baptist and Reflector
MORRISTOWN — Lanette Breeden was a stay-at-home mom with a small child and a baby on the way when she became a volunteer at the Pregnancy Crisis Center in Morristown.
Two years later, she became interim director and within a few months, she was the director. Twenty years later, Breeden is as passionate about the ministry to help mothers with unplanned pregnancies as she was in the beginning.
Breeden was basically a new Christian when she began volunteering at the center. She accepted Christ as an adult at the church where she was raised, Highland Baptist in Whitesburg. While attending her first business meeting, she saw a list of ministries offered by Nolachucky Baptist Association and the Pregnancy Crisis Center caught her attention.
She recalled that at that time volunteers basically worked one day a month. She felt she was having to relearn what she was to do every month, so she decided she would work once a week.
With the support of the association, which began the center in 1988, and the director, Breeden helped establish “Promise,” a class designed to have an ongoing relationship with the girls and young women who utilized the resources of the center. [Read more…]