Courtney Cherest

Courtney Cherest

Founder, Teacher

Hi! I couldn’t be more thrilled that you decided to stop by One19’s website! I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve you here and at our events. In addition to leading our One19 Ministries team, I am privileged to be on staff at a gospel-loving, Jesus-exalting, non-denominational church in Maryland serving as the worship leader, women’s ministry director, and communications director. I also teach a weekly Bible study for women and enjoy every single minute of preparation, study, and teaching.

Several years ago, the Lord graciously allowed me to begin experiencing his Word as the single biggest thrill of my life and he has used it to set me free from much sin and bondage. I fell in love with Scripture and my life verse became Deuteronomy 32:47a: “For it is no empty word for you, but your very life.” The Lord has taken us on a wild ride together for the years since then and I’m grateful for every single ministry situation I’ve been privileged to experience.

I love to teach, speak, and write (mostly lessons from the Word of God) and it is a joy to serve the Lord and others doing what I love. The name of the ministry, One19 (named after Psalm 119), came about through much prayer and consideration, but honestly it wasn’t a difficult decision. The Lord led me to memorize the psalm’s 176 verses in 2016 and it has been a vital staple in my prayer and ministry life ever since. The richness of the psalm (which is all about God’s Word) is too massive for my words to express and it would be my greatest blessing to serve God by teaching his Word until the day I meet him face to face.

It would be a great privilege to serve you at your next event!

P.S. I’m forever grateful to my two sisters, Kristen and Jennifer, for making me an aunt to my three nephews, Gage, Dane, and Gavin. I can’t get enough of those boys! I also get so much joy in life from my four-legged and fury boys (my family’s three dogs which are all 80+ pounds) Luke, Caleb, and Bentley. I should mention too: I wouldn’t be caught dead in public without my nails done.

Editor’s Note: Courtney has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Washington Bible College (now Lancaster Bible College). She has been in full-time, vocational Christian ministry for over a decade. She was a part of the communications team at Mars Hill Church (Seattle, WA.). Additionally, she has written several articles for Lifeway Christian Resources’ women’s devotional magazine.