Julie (Moyer) Lindsey ‘01 stays quite busy as a pastor’s wife, mother of six, farm owner, and homeschool teacher. Julie and her husband, Aaron, were married in 2004 and now live on a 22-acre farm in Flippin, Arkansas, surrounded by the Ozark Mountains, lakes, and the White River. Aaron is the pastor of Flippin First Baptist, where Julie has served with him for the last six years.
Julie recalls how instrumental Hill Country was in shaping her walk with Jesus: “Being able to talk about Jesus and be discipled by my teachers is what carried me to where I am. My teachers took education seriously and challenged us to dig deeper than ourselves. They made sure we were successful and prepared for whatever the Lord had for us.”
God provided greatly for Julie to be able to graduate from Hill Country, and to this day, she looks back as a reminder to trust in the Lord’s goodness. Just before her senior year, financial circumstances changed, and Julie and her family decided she would transfer to a local public school for her final year of high school. After just one day at her new school, Julie knew she had to return to Hill Country. She approached her parents that afternoon to discuss how they could make it happen. Later that afternoon, Coach Craycroft called to see how her first day had gone, and Julie honestly shared what she was feeling. The entire staff had gathered to pray for Julie that same morning, and that day the Lord – “Only God!” – provided a way for her tuition to be covered.
The Class of 2001 was the second graduating class for the school and was uniquely all-female. Julie has sweet memories of her English and Bible teacher, Mrs. Jackson, singing hymns to start each class. She remembers Coach Horne coaching her volleyball team to bi-district, and she recalls enjoying NSYNC dance parties with her eight fellow graduates.
These days, you’ll find Julie cheering on her children, ranging from four to sixteen years old, in baseball, basketball, golf, and other sports. The family enjoys the outdoors and working on their farm. Two of her children bought and raised cows they are breeding to build their own herds. She teaches 4th-6th graders in Sunday School and on Wednesday evenings and routinely welcomes youth into her home.