Wendy Byrum

Monday, January 8, 2018


Wendy Byrum was born on May 27, 1969 in Dallas, Texas. Wendy is the middle child and has two sisters.  She was raised by her mother and, at the age of 14, Wendy began drinking and using drugs to fit in and be accepted by peers. Life got worse when Wendy’s father moved out of state. Wendy’s mother sent her to live with her father, but her life didn’t improve. It wasn’t long before Wendy ended up in legal trouble and spent the next ten years in and out of jail.

Eventually, Wendy’s children were taken from her and she hit bottom. Wendy began to come to herself when she was released from prison. She saw the devastation from her life choices and how it was affecting her children. Wendy had known about R|O and contemplated coming in. After her choices ran out she decided to make the move.

After Wendy’s first thirty days at R|O, her father got saved. Soon after, her granddaughter was saved. “Obedience is the key to this walk”, Wendy says. One of Wendy’s biggest breakthroughs was that she had to let go of her past relationships so that she could move forward.  Wendy has served in leadership roles since she has been at R|O and worked as a kitchen manager and house leader. She has joined the Ministry Intern Program committing herself to 2 ½ years of internship and continues to thrive in her relationship with God. 

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