Helping You Train Tomorrow's Christian Leaders
Hi. My name is Wendy Collins and I want to tell you why I wrote the textbooks and speech materials you will find on our website.
Although I was extremely shy as a teenager, I have always loved words and writing. When I married my husband, Gary, I was thrown into a life of public speaking. Gary was an evangelist and I became an instant ministry partner. I realized - I needed help!
The Lord opened the door for me to attend Bob Jones University. I closed my eyes, held my breath and plunged into the world of speech. Much to my surprise I loved it!
I chose to major in Interpretative Speech. But speech did not come naturally to me. I spent many hours in my speech teacher's offices asking questions and getting their input about what I was doing wrong and how I could fix it so I could become an effective speaker.
When I finished my degree in speech and was back on the road with Gary, I began to offer speech seminars for churches with christian schools.
The more I taught christian school students and talked with their teachers, the more I saw the need for Speech and Drama materials that were written from a Christian point of view.
So I took my two God-given talents, writing and speaking, and I began to write speech textbooks. First came our one semester text Let's Talk! Then our full year text, Speak Out! was next. A few years later I wrote our drama text, Spotlight on the Dramatic Arts.
We have had hundred of christian schools use our textbooks, readings and special programs. I believe you school teachers and students will love these materials too!
Click on the links to read about our different texts and other speech materials.
Don't forget to download your free copy of our book, Tell Me The Story.
Meet Our Team
Gary and Wendy Collins traveled in full-time evangelism for over 30 years. Their program was called Total Church Evangelism. They held evangelistic meetings using Gospel illusions, Swiss cowbells, ventriloquism, readings and dramatic sermons. Their daughter grew up on the road and added to the program from the time she was 5 years old when she began playing "Jesus Loves Me" on the bells. She also assisted her mom and dad with the illusions and played a folk harp.
When the Collins conducted meetings in churches with Christian schools, Wendy often conducted speech seminars and helped students with speech techniques. Seeing the need for Christian based Speech materials prompted her to write several Speech text books for Christian schools. That was the beginning of Quality Speech Materials.
As the Collins continued traveling in evangelism, many pastors would mention to them the need for good fundamental VBS materials. They would lament about the lack of materials they could trust and of the high cost of materials. This prompted the Collins to begin publishing VBS and Children's Church programs that were trust-worthy, Bible-based, and affordable.
Shortly after the Collins began to write these programs the Lord changed the focus of their ministry from one of traveling to that of producing materials for churches and schools. They feel that the Lord allowed them to learn so many valuable lessons while on the road and they feel that they should pass it on to others.
On a more personal note, Gary and Wendy are active members of Victory Baptist Church in Simpsonville, SC. They are actively involved in teaching Sunday School, Children's Church and direct the VBS. They are both graduates of Bob Jones University. Gary's major was Bible and Wendy's major was Interpretative Speech.
They are conservative and fundamental Bible believers.