Jennifer Peck grew up in the ministry. For over forty years, her father David Peck worked for the OKC campus of the Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children. Her family’s emphasis on ministry played a huge role in Jennifer’s life and led her to search for ways she could serve others. In the end, music became Jennifer’s ministry. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma Baptist University in Music Education, a Master’s in Flute Performance from the Boston Conservatory and a Doctorate in Musical Arts in Flute Performance from the University of Oklahoma. “I’ve been able to share the love of Jesus, sometimes without even using words but with [playing] music.”
Music has opened up opportunities for Jennifer to share Christ’s love around the globe. She’s played in cathedrals in Spain, Croatia, and Germany and spent the 2013 summer in Austria. During her travels, she’s evangelized young girls. And currently, she teaches various music courses to 130 students every semester at the University of Oklahoma. But her highest ambition is to leave a legacy in God’s Kingdom. “Just as I am committed to spiritually leaving a legacy, I thought it only makes sense to financially leave a legacy.” Jennifer created an estate plan through The Baptist Foundation of Oklahoma and was rewarded by seeing its impact firsthand. Jennifer’s generous gifts benefitted Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children and the Oklahoma Baptist University music program where she earned her degree. Reflecting on her decision to give, Jennifer summed up her choices beautifully: “I want children to be loved, and I want students to be able to go out into all the world and preach the gospel.”
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