We met in New Orleans before Ann was old enough to date. We married in 1957 while Bill was pastoring a church in Mississippi. We now have four grown children, ten grandchildren, and our 12th great-grandchild arrived February 2, 2017. Most of Bill’s ministry has been connected with teaching and pastoring. Ann has connected with pro-life issues and writing. She has found her voice in writing memoirs and personal experiences. While both are retired, we find pleasure in each day’s opportunity to express our love and to serve others.
We’ve been living the ABC’s — Ann and Bill Coker — together for 60 years this August 24th, 2017. We are one, connected but also individuals, together yet separate. We have served together, yet each has had a different ministry.
July 2017 we moved from our 4-bedroom home in Terre Haute, IN, to live as family — three generations in one home in Indianapolis. We have the East Wing as an apartment, sharing the kitchen and dining area. It’s quite a change but we’re all connecting well as family.