Dottie was born and raised in the Chicago area and came to know the Lord at an early age. After marrying her husband Jack Connor, they joined New Tribes Mission [now Ethnos360] and taught linguistics to missionary candidates (1960-70). For one year, they served with The Navigators in Columbus, Ohio (1971-72), spearheading a couples’ ministry. Jack, Dottie, and their four children then served as missionaries in the Philippines where they were involved in evangelism and church planting with an unreached people group (1972-77). After entrusting the fledgling church of Tagbanwa believers to national missionaries, they returned to the States where Jack pursued further training at Dallas Theological Seminary. The Lord took Jack home to Himself, however, through an illness in 1984. During the family’s time in Dallas, Dottie worked first at CAM International [now Avant] (1977-79). Then at Dallas Theological Seminary, she was secretary to Howard Hendricks (1979-80), and executive secretary to then-President Dr. John F. Walvoord (1980-85). Dottie served as Dean of Women at Dallas Seminary from July 1985-December 1993. During that time the ministry of Gracestoration was founded as a result of her ongoing discipling ministry to students and couples. She has authored the “Grace For the Rest of Your Life” discipleship notebook. Dottie began a new chapter in her life and ministry when she met Bob Bingham, also a widower with the same focus in ministry. (Bob served for 21 years with OCSC [now Cadence], also in the Philippines.) They married in December 1993 and continued discipling believers through their joint minstries: Shepherding Grace, CUPbearers, and Gracestoration. They also held conferences, retreats, and seminars in the United States as well as overseas to further the message of God’s shepherding grace for believers today! (Bob also pastored part-time at Rocky Mountain Evangelical Free Church in Black Hawk for 40 years.) Bob was called home to the Lord February 15, 2022 (see CUPbearers.org). Dottie continues her discipling ministry from the family home in Centennial, CO, and develops new discipleship materials to meet the needs of those growing in His shepherding grace.
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