First Lady Diane Carey


Every day I rise with excitement and joy in my heart and look forward to Sunday worship. I love to hear our church announcer (Ethel Hood) say “Good morning beautiful people”! That’s who we are at TGBTGHOW. We are beautiful people with beautiful hearts that demonstrate our love for one another as we embrace and live out: “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you (John 15:12).” We understand clearly that you can’t love God who you have never seen and mistreat and disrespect your brother or sister who you see every day.

 I grew up in a loving environment with a minister dad and a mom who loved and followed Jesus Christ all of her life. After many years of being away from such an environment, I am finally experiencing once again the love of God through the people of God. We prepare home cooked meals for the homeless every second Thursday and help Northwest Harvest put together non-perishable meals for hungry families all over the State of Washington. For me, working with our children is happiness and joy personified! What a blessing! And although I can’t sing, the C. Paul Thomas Choir lovingly welcomed me as one of its members. I would like to encourage anyone who has a voice and desire to sing come join us and sing “Praises to our Lord.”

 Our Sunday School Class makes the lessons come alive in their application to God, ourselves, each other, and the world around us. In our Wednesday Bible Study Classes, my husband Rev. Dr. Herbert J. Carey takes us to new levels of understanding as we discern the intent, context and conditions behind the Scriptures and how we are to understand them in today’s environment. The sermon preached on Sunday will ground your faith, trust, and hope in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

It will encourage and strengthen you to endure and overcome all circumstances that life brings: “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:38-39).” To God be the glory for the things He has done.   

With love, 1st Lady Diane C. Carey