My name is Mary Coburn. I was born in Whittier, California, on April 18, 1993. My
mother, my siblings, and I moved to Medina County, Texas when I was 5-weeks old. We have
been members of Leon Valley Baptist Church in San Antonio, Texas for over 27 years.
I had great examples in my own family of full-time service for Christ: my maternal
grandparents, BMM missionaries Bill and Lou Patterson; my paternal grandparents, Pastor
Frank and Marjorie Coburn; and even my own parents served as missionaries for two years.
My mother, Sheryl Coburn, had a desire that all 5 of us kids would grow up to love God with all
our hearts and to serve Him. I do believe God has honored her years of sacrifice and service
I was saved in the spring of 1998. I surrendered to go into full-time Christian service on
July 3, 2009. After high-school, I completed Faith Bible Institute. I then completed a BA in
Biblical Counseling at Bob Jones University. After graduation, I interned for 4-months
with Baptist Mid-Missions missionaries, Glen and Tammy Galbraith, in Havant, England.
The following summer, I served alongside the Houghtens, Boelmans, Galbraiths, and
others during a 5-week missions survey trip in England.
For two years, I taught first-grade at Leon Valley Christian Academy. I am currently
traveling on deputation as a missionary appointee with BMM. I will be serving alongside
BMM missionaries in the UK. During my 3 trips to England, I visited 11 churches: only 5
churches had kids, only 4 churches had teens, and only 3 churches had any kind of ladies’ Bible
study. My desire is to begin and build-up ladies’ Bible studies, teen ministries, and children’s
Bible clubs throughout the UK.