For I was hungry, and you gave me meat. I was thirsty and you gave me drink.
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Lisa Bush was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia. Her parents are Reverend Calvin and Brenda Bradley. Growing up in a Christian home, she developed a love for God and a desire to help others. Her mother also instilled a love for thrift stores, yard sales, and finding a bargain at an early age. She graduated from Pineland Christian Academy and received a degree in education from Covington Theological Seminary. She is married to Richard Bush and resides in Rincon. They have two children; Cody and Casey.
She worked in retail management before and after college. She became a stay at home mom in order to homeschool their children. In 1999, she began volunteering at Manna House Food Pantry & Thrift Store. She brought retail experience and a heart to see the ministry grow. In 2007, Lisa was appointed as the Director of Manna House. She has worked through the years to develop procedures to enhance the food pantry and thrift store operation. During her tenure, Manna House has added an 8,000 square foot warehouse, two cargo trucks, and many changes to make things more efficient. Over the past two years, her goal has been to give away one million pounds of food, which have been met and surpassed. She has been instrumental in obtaining several grants that total over $50,000 in the past three years. This year marks her 20th year with Manna House.
Overcoming several obstacles due to a head-on collision with a drunk driver- Lisa continues to use her experiences of strengths and weakness to be an encouragement to others. With the help and wisdom of God, the wonderful volunteers, and her Assistant Director, Lisa and the entire Manna House team are able to reach more families in need.
Lisa and her family attend and actively serve at Countryside Baptist Church. Her favorite Bible verse is Psalms 37:4 – Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. She enjoys playing the piano, singing, and spending time with family and friends.
Liz is married to Robert Quarterman, Pastor of Fellowship Bible Church in Springfield, GA. where they have been living and serving since 2005. They have 4 grown children and 12 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
Liz joined the Manna House team in 2015 as Assistant Director after many years in a rewarding nursing career. She doesn’t like to talk about herself, but she loves to brag on her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was the fourth oldest of twelve children. There were 11 people in the home most years because her grandfather lived with them. He had raised Liz’s mom and along with her 2 brothers who later joined the military leaving Liz’s mom and her dad on their own. Liz’s mom married at 16 and the family began to grow. She remembers gardening to have food to eat, and her mom made clothes from the flour sacks that were purchased every two weeks. Mom would make a dress for each girl of a different color and we would swap them out as if we each had four. Meat was served once a week from the chickens we grew, usually on Sundays after church. We would walk to church because we had no car. Her Dad worked for very little pay and so did her granddad. She recalls how the Church, Sunday School teachers, Community Groups, and School teachers, were always reaching out to our family providing us with used clothing, shoes, and Christmas presents at Christmas. God always put someone in my path to encourage me to achieve and to never give up on a bright future. Liz’s entire family came to Christ in the early ’60s.
They all learned how to trust God for all their provisions and were most grateful. Liz says that she has come full circle because she works for an organization that provides for families just like hers was but in a bigger way. She loves being able to give back and share God’s love and bounty the way it was shared with her as she was growing up. I just want people to know that we as a community can make a difference in individual lives if we are willing to let God uses us to help others in need. I will always treasure the difference that was made in my life.