LeAudra Franklin

Guided to her Path by Wayland

Class of 2005 

LeAudra Franklin

LeAudra Franklin graduated with a double major in Religion and Religious Education from Wayland Baptist University in 2005. She’s currently the Associate Pastor of Children’s Ministries at Grace Point Church in Bentonville, Arkansas.

“I absolutely LOVE being a children’s pastor and am so thankful for the opportunity I have,” Franklin said.

Franklin also added that the education she received at Wayland gave her the “confidence and foundation” she needed for her current position.

“From Children’s Ministry class to Spiritual Formation class to day-to-day conversations with professors, I look at that time in my life as a time that God used to guide me to the path that I am on today. I am so very thankful that the people at Wayland believed in me and supported me every step of the way!”

Franklin recalls one of her favorite memories from her time at Wayland was when she participated in the Miss Wayland pageant.

“Though I have two left feet and struggled to figure out how to dance in the opening routine, the entire experience reminds me of people I loved.”