"I see God working through KidZ at Heart now more than ever before. It's an exciting time!" (Becki West, May 2019)
It is no secret that KidZ at Heart is impacting children around the world, in large part because of Becki West. She dedicated countless hours to help children fall deeply in love with Jesus which resulted in an earthly legacy that will continue for eternity.
Becki earned her bachelor’s degree from UCLA and a master’s degree in Teaching and Teacher Education from the University of Arizona. She taught children for over 35 years in churches and schools. Becki and Gordon, her husband, co-founded KidZ at Heart International in January 2003 which God used to increase their influence exponentially.
Together, Becki and Gordon wrote curriculum, taught leaders, authored books, spoke at conferences, and encouraged thousands throughout the world. Although Becki has gone home with Jesus, her work will continue as the ministry of KidZ at Heart grows and leaders are trained. A long-time KidZ Board Member and close personal friend of the Wests recently reflected, "I've never seen Gordon and Becki more excited about KidZ at Heart and where the ministry is headed." Even as her health was failing, Becki celebrated how God was working through KidZ. She truly had a heart of wisdom and was surrendered to God’s plan.
Gordon and Becki served in ministry together since before their marriage in 1981. They have three adult children, Zech & Ashley Hargrave and Emily West. Let’s continue to lift the family in prayer as we remember Becki West, a truly devoted servant of God and a leader who dedicated her life to children knowing Jesus. As Becki said, God is working through KidZ like never before. We look to the future as we celebrate her legacy.