Louise is the wife of Dr. Keith Essex, Professor of Bible Exposition at TMS, now in his 20th year. He is also the Assistant Director for the Doctor of Ministry degree program. They both frequently enjoy having students into their home. As Louise serves as a table leader in SemWives she enjoys helping and encouraging the ladies with accountability in spiritual things as well as helping them become accustomed to Southern California. She and Keith serve on the missions committee at their local church. Having a deep love for children, she has previously served in leadership in both AWANA and Good News Clubs. Keith, an immigrant from England, but raised in Southern California since age ten, and Louise, a native Californian, have been married for 44 years and make their home in Canyon Country. They have six children and Louise was blessed to be a home school mom for 16 years. The Essexes also have 11 grandchildren. Louise enjoys spending time with grandkids (which involves some travel), taking photos and making photo books. She particularly loves neighborhood evangelism, challenging others to memorize Scripture and mentoring. She and Keith enjoy traveling regularly within the United States and overseas. A favorite passage is Psalm 5:1-3: "Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation. Give heed to the voice of my cry, my King and my God, for to You I will pray. My voice you shall hear in the morning I will direct it to You and I will look up."