Sandra Bivens Smith has authored numerous devotions, articles, and works of poetry. In 2004 Sandra led her first bible study group. Seven years and dozens of studies later, her passion to share God’s word with other women continues to grow.
Sandra’s life was dramatically changed in December, 1989. Despite a busy, active, and by most standards successful life, Sandra felt hollow. One Sunday evening, just before Christmas, she found herself at the First Freewill Baptist Church in Glen Allen, VA; when the invitation was given, she went forward and surrendered her life to the Lord. “I would like to say I gave my life to the Lord and never looked back, but I can’t. There came a time in my walk when I wandered away from my relationship with God, I am just thankful He didn’t allow me to wander far” Sandra says.
In 2006 Sandra and her daughters Mikki and Amy Jo founded Heart2Heart Ministry. Heart2Heart is dedicated to teaching and reaching women in every season of life. The ministry currently has four chapters in two states and over the years has been a vessel for bringing God’s word to hundreds of women.
If she had to name a favorite book in scripture, the gospel of John would probably be the first to come to mind. A little over a year ago, as Sandra was studying in the fourth chapter of John, she was drawn to John’s account of Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan woman. As she read and re-read the story, she began to feel a kinship with her. For the first time she recognized her own story. Sandra recognized as well, that this was the story of many of the women she has known. It was at that moment that “Never Thirst Again” was born.
Sandra is originally from Lexington, North Carolina. For the last twenty plus years she and her husband Avon have made their home in Charlotte. Together they have four children, nine grandchildren, and one great grandchild.