Homefront Heroes began in August of 2016 as a deployment support group called “Faith Deployed” that was attached to the military chapel at Fort Riley, KS. The vision was to create community for ladies who were attending Bible Study, that wanted something that specifically focused on deployment. The following year, April Griffin, felt called to continue this ministry but God gave her a new vision.
This new deployment group would focus heavily on reaching the community. Instead of only meeting the needs of chapel attendees, she would get out into the community to reach women unconnected to a body of faith. She would invite women who were unconnected in their community and focus her attention on reaching the lost and the hurting. God blessed this vision and attendance soared!
After the first year, April prayed and felt the need to change the name of the group to Homefront Heroes, to encompass not just deployment but also pre-deployment, reintegration, or any other challenging season of military life.
In January of 2019, God began speaking to April that there was still more to be done. With much prayer, and timing that could only be from God, He has brought Ashlee Beasley and K’lee Reynolds together with the same vision of ministry and Homefront Heroes Ministries was born. Our heart is to bring Homefront Heroes Community Groups to installations all around the world. This is only the beginning of what God has planned through this ministry.
I am April, President of Homefront Heroes Ministries. It is my honor and great joy to look ahead and plan how we will carry out our mission to encourage, develop and equip you in the future. My heart beats for this ministry and it is my greatest desire to serve to you, encourage you and equip you in the season of military life that you are in.
I’m Ashlee, Director of Content. It is an honor to steward the words God has given us into your hearts and homes. The art of story is one of the most impactful gifts God has given us through His Word and it is so much fun to share my story with you. I hope you see that we are just three imperfect gals serving a perfect God.
Assistant Content Director
I am K’Lee, Director of Community and Outreach. I currently manage our social media accounts and I work directly with local churches to make a tangible difference for you and your families. I also get the opportunity to host all of our giveaways and select the perfect items just for you! Through all of these efforts I get to learn more about each of you to better serve you, and to provide you with great resources to better equip each of you to thrive in this military life.
I’m Valerie, Assistant Director of Content for Homefront Heroes Ministries. I initially found this ministry while trudging through back to back deployments. Every piece of content was as if it was written specifically for me. My heart was tired, worn, and bitter from this military life, and the words I consistently read pointed me back to the Lord. Fast-forward a year later; God pushed me out of my comfort zone to write content for HFH. The content you read comes from a place of vulnerability. I strive to be raw and honest, to shed light on this military life, and ultimately show where my hope comes from.