Meet the Founders
24/7 Purpose was founded by Teresa Devine, dedicated follower of Jesus Christ and happily married wife to Keith for over 20 years. Teresa is also an accomplished technology professional serving as a former C-level executive with a Fortune 500 company along with private equity and DOTCOM start-ups. She serves as a global technology advisor to some of our largest retailers for one of the tech giants.
A Christ Believer since childhood, Teresa spent the first half of life seeking the purpose for her life. Teresa describes this season as the “wandering years.” Others might call it the “wilderness” but none the less, she spent this time trying to “figure it all out” vs. spending time getting to know who God is by reading His Word.
Over the last ten years, Teresa began pursuing Jesus more intentionally which led her to mission trips in Africa and life trials that stretched her faith to a new level of maturity, strength and complete surrender.
Leaving the corporate world temporarily to pursue a technology mission in Rwanda, Teresa found herself on a forty-day solitude experience where God revealed to her the importance of making Him the number one priority in life. Her quest to find her purpose in a far off exotic country delivered the revelation that we are to serve out our calling and purpose in life regardless of where or what we are doing. She didn’t realize it at the time, but this was the birthing of 24/7 Purpose teachings and the missioner’s message. After an eighth month sabbatical, Teresa returned to corporate America after realizing that God’s purpose for us is not defined in a job, mission, title or work. It’s explained in the Gospels of Jesus, and the delivery of our purpose is how well we know, love and serve God, by loving and serving others as Jesus did.
Like the individual journey, Teresa and her husband Keith experienced full surrender to God and established Him as the number one priority in their marriage. They understand the challenges and help foster God’s purpose for marriage with others by offering marriage restoration teachings and coaching to both hurting and happy couples who want to build a marriage on the rock. Like their story, they have helped couples realize that they have a 100% chance of marriage success if they apply the Biblical principles of marriage. They are a living example of marriage restoration and never been happier in the twenty plus years together. This outcome is due in large part by the teachings from Marriage Today Ministry Pastored by Jimmy and Karen Evans.
24/7 Purpose is alive today due to the calling on Teresa’s heart from God to share the life lessons and new understandings of one former “wanderer” to another and help mobilize them into a life that God intended – a life unimagined!
My field, where I’m called to serve, is below my feet and I walk in His Grace serving this little space answering His call hour by hour, person by person, task by task in Divine service. Tomorrow might bring a new calling but tomorrow may never come, so I prepare thoughtfully for tomorrow while fulfilling each opportunity of the day to bring Him glory.
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