While studying Music Education at Southwest Baptist University in Missouri, Anita stumbled into a Bible study group where Becky Castle revealed the Gospel in a way that left her speechless and resulted in a radical shift in her life direction towards ministry. Soon she was leading worship with teams of college students and in her small but radical house church in Bolivar, Missouri. Out of this group came the core team who eventually established Cornelius Connection International.
Living single and focused on ministry into her mid-30s, Anita married long-time friend John Tisdale in 2007. They lived in Ft. Worth, Texas before moving to come alongside Becky in ministry in the Houston area in 2010. A quick learner, Anita added new technology tools to her skill-set gleaning from her husband’s expertise and began helping ministries with basic technology needs. She continues in this capacity today as one of the ways she serves.
Anita’s unifying influence helps worshippers come higher in the expression of their gifts and understanding of the impact of worship on a region. Anita continues today doing the same as Worship Director at Freedom Outpost Houston and Support Staff at Cornelius Connection International.