Linda G. Howard (in the center) author of The Special Gathering Blog has served within the mentally challenged community for more than 20 years. She began working with The Special Gathering in 1989. One of her first responsibilities was editing the ministry newsletters and directing the choir.
Slowly, new responsibilities were added, including serving as Area Director and New Program Development. She pioneered two programs. The first in DeLand, Florida and the other in Vero Beach, Florida. Currently, she serves as Area Director for The Special Gathering of Indian River. She oversees two programs, Melbourne, Florida and Vero Beach. Additionally, she serves as co-publisher of the ministry newsletter, Connecting Pointand as the author of this blog.
Mrs. Howard has a BA in Organizational Management from Warner Southern College and a MA in Ministry from Moody Graduate School. She is the author of four published books. They are Mothers are People, Too, The Secret Life of a Housewife, Sons for King Yah. Also she was the ghost-writer for Pat Williams’ book, Love Her, Like Him. Mothers are People, Too and The Secret Life of a Housewife were best sellers in the Christian publishing world. Together they sold almost a million copies. She is an award-winning author who has published hundreds of magazine articles in such magazines as Christianity Today, Charisma, and Ministries Today.
Frank S. Howard is her husband. He is a retired Aerospace Technologist who worked for NASA. They have three adult children and four grandchildren.