Nancy Cobb is a best-selling author, retreat and conference speaker, and frequent radio guest. As the director of women’s ministries at Christ Community Church since 1997, she meets monthly with a team of 32 women who are involved in the leadership of women’s ministries. Nancy also shepherds numerous groups of women --- in her church, in other churches, and in the community --- through her leadership class. Through her relationships and her written and spoken words, she has helped countless women to grow in faith.
Nancy came to a relationship with Christ in 1981 through the ministry of Anne Graham Lotz (daughter of Billy Graham), who was her teacher and mentor. Seven years later, Anne, who taught a Bible Study Fellowship class of 500 women in Raleigh, NC, providentially chose her to take her place as the teacher of the class. Anne also selected Nancy to be a seminar leader when she began teaching women at the Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove in NC. Nancy continued in these two ministries until she and her husband, Ray, moved to Omaha, in 1992.
One of the major focuses of Nancy’s ministry has been encouraging and equipping women to live out God’s design for them in marriage. “When I became a Christian at the age of 43, I had no idea that God had a job description for wives in His word,” Nancy recalls. “I kept thinking, ‘If only I could change Ray, that would fix our problems.’ But after about a month, I realized that I was the one who needed to change. At that time, Ray wasn’t a believer, and neither were any of our kids. Without any announcement, I decided to start doing things God’s way. Everyone began to notice. As more time passed, I was amazed at the transformation the Lord accomplished in my marriage and my family.”
Nancy has co-authored three books with Connie Grigsby. Their first project, IS THERE MOOSE IN YOUT MARRIAGE?, was a finalist for the ECPA Gold Medallion Award in 2001. This book was renamed, reformatted, and re-released as THE POLITICALLY INCORRECT WIFE in 2003. Their second book, HOW TO GET YOUR HUSBAND TO LISTEN TO YOU, was a finalist for The Books for a Better Life Award and was on the ECPA bestseller list for several months. Their third book, THE BEST THING I EVER DID FOR MY MARRIAGE, was released in August 2003. Their newest book, HOW TO GET YOUR HUSBAND TO LISTEN TO YOU: Uncovering How Men Communicate, will be released in January 2008 by WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.
Nancy and Connie have taught a class on marriage called “The Wife Class” for ten years which has been attended by hundreds of women. Nancy also mentors women from numerous churches so that they can teach “The Wife Class” in their own churches. She and Connie have appeared on "The 700 Club" and have been repeat guests on "Family Life Today" segments with Dennis Rainey and "Revive Our Hearts" with Nancy Leigh DeMoss. In addition, Nancy and Connie have a regular program, "Lifewalk", every week on KGBI, one of Omaha’s Christian radio stations.
As the writing of HOW TO GET YOUR HUSBAND TO LISTEN TO YOU: Uncovering How Men Communicate was drawing to a close, Nancy lost her husband, Ray, to cancer on December 10, 2006. They had been married for 48 years. They have four children and one grandson.
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