Karen Johnson Coke is the senior contributor to LifeWords Today; her years of ministry bring a voice of experience. As a young child, Karen traveled the United States, Canada & Mexico with her parents on the Mourer-Johnson Evangelistic Party. Although Karen was only 6 and 7 years old during that time, she was being called and trained into full time ministry. As the years progressed Karen was a leader in the youth group at her church and the soloist for the Youth for Christ weekly TV program in Portland, Oregon before attending L.I.F.E. Bible School in Los Angelus. In later years she traveled and ministered in song in many foreign countries, taught at women’s conferences, and hosted the weekly TV show “Karen Coke Presents” in Charlotte, North Carolina for seven years. During that time Karen also spent her summers singing and directing choirs at various family camps across the eastern U.S. Karen’s desire is to encourage the reader with words of life from God’s Word and from life lessons.