Kirk was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He attended college at the University of Virginia. After college, Kirk joined South America Mission to serve as missionary in rural Bolivia. During that time, Kirk married Amanda. After 2 years, Kirk and Amanda returned to Houston to live in the Third Ward. For further training in ministry, Kirk attended Wheaton College where he received a Master’s of Educational Ministries. In 2005, Kirk and Amanda returned to the Third Ward and launched Agape Development Ministries.
Amanda Craig graduated from Wheaton College with a BA in Christian Education. During a summer internship, she had the opportunity to live in the Third Ward and participate in a community church that touched her heart and shaped her vision for the future. She received her Master’s in Social Work at the University of Houston. She and her husband, Kirk, spent two years as missionaries in South America before returning to the states and beginning the work of Agape Development Ministries. Kirk and Amanda have four children.
Amanda attended the University of Houston and graduated with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a Certification in nonprofit Management. In 2011, Amanda needed to accomplish an internship for her last semester of university. She found Agape! Upon graduating, Amanda chose to stay with Agape and became full time staff in July of 2012. She is passionate about working with children and families.
Jessie was raised all around Texas and eventually settled with her family in Amarillo, Texas. In 2009, she graduated from Texas A&M with her Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies, specializing in Elementary Education. Immediately after graduation, Jessie moved to Houston and began working as a 4th grade teacher. In 2012, she came onto Agape staff full time as the Young Adult Director. She now runs the women, after school and preschool programs.
Anne is originally from the small town of Franklin, TX and graduated from Furman University in Greenville, SC where she received a degree in Nonprofit Management with a minor in Latin American Studies. Anne moved to Houston to work for Mission Year as an Alumni Mentor for the first team in the city in 2010. Anne holds a Certificate in Urban Youth Ministry from Fuller Seminary and is the Director of Youth Programs, using her gifts to develop and run programs for our teens.
Sosina graduated from the University of Texas San Antonio with a BA in Sociology. UTSA is where Sosina met her husband, Lee. After college, Sosina worked for Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. She enjoys discipleship and cross cultural communications. After 8 years of campus mission, Sosina transitioned to embracing the whole city of Houston as a mission field. Sosina began working for Agape in April of 2016.
Born and raised in Chesapeake, Virginia and ventured off to Oklahoma graduating from Oral Roberts University in 2004. Once out of college her degree in Organizational/Interpersonal Communications with a minor in Human Resources was put to use as an Executive Assistant to various leaders at both Regent University, Texas A&M University and Tom Ford Beauty. As a Navy wife and stay at home mom she desired to find a way to continue her professional venture in the Executive Assistant role and still serve her family well. The incredible opportunity to work and serve Agape Development began in September 2015.