Heidi Baker is a 64-year-old Christian missionary and speaker who travels to different places. Heidi is also the head of Iris Global, which is a Christian group that helps people in need. As an author, she has written many books about Christian beliefs and how to be more spiritual.
|Full Name||Heidi Gayle Baker|
|Age||64 years old|
|Birth Date||August 29, 1959|
|Birth Place||Laguna Beach, California|
|Profession||Missionary, Speaker, & Author|
|Parents||Father: James Moies Farrell|
Mother: Glenetta Betty Farrell
Early Life & Background
Heidi Gayle Baker was born to her parents, James Moies Farrell and Glenetta Betty Farrell in Laguna Beach, California on August 29, 1959.
Her mother “Glenetta Betty Farrell” was an English teacher who passed away in 2015.
Heidi earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts degree from Vanguard University. She also holds a PhD in systematic theology, which she received from King’s College London in 1995.
Heidi who grew up in Southern California became a Christian after listening to a Navajo preacher while she was volunteering on a Choctaw reservation.
Heidi Baker Ministry
In 1979, she met Rolland Baker, who happened to be the grandson of missionary H. A. Baker. Just six months later, in 1980, they tied the knot and embarked on a mission trip shortly thereafter. Their journey led them to become ordained ministers in 1985.
In 1980, the Bakers established Iris Global, a non-profit Christian ministry dedicated to providing charitable services and spreading the Christian faith, especially in developing nations.
Their focus shifted in 1995 when they relocated to Mozambique to launch a new ministry centered on caring for orphaned and abandoned children. In collaboration with the Mozambican government, Iris Global took on the financial and administrative responsibilities of a former government-run orphanage in Chihango, near Maputo, where approximately 80 children were in their care.
Candy Gunther Brown, a professor of religious studies at Indiana University, has recognized the Bakers as some of the most influential leaders in the global Pentecostal Christian movement.
Who is Heidi Baker’s Husband?
Heidi Baker’s husband is Rolland Baker. The couple got married in 1980 and they are blessed with two children. The name of Heidi’s child is Crystalyn Baker.
Books Authored by Heidi Baker
- Compelled By Love
- Always Enough
- Birthing the Miraculous
- Expecting Miracles: True Stories of God’s Supernatural Power and How You Can Experience It
- Reckless Devotion
- Beautiful One
- Daily Insights to Birthing the Miraculous
- Living Under Water
- Living from the Presence Leader’s Guide