Marisa grew up in the small South Texas town of San Diego, TX.   She attended Monte Horeb Full Gospel Church where she was a student youth leader and also part of their Sunday morning worship team.  She knew she was called to the ministry but wasn’t sure how, where, or what she needed to do to get there. While at work, her father heard a radio a broadcast by Kenneth E. Hagin called Faith Seminar of the Air announcing Get Acquainted With Rhema Bible College Weekend in Broken Arrow, OK. At that moment her father knew that’s where she needed to go.

Marisa graduated from Rhema Bible Training College in 1994 from the Helps Ministry.  Her passion is to serve and help the body of Christ. She volunteered for Kenneth Hagin Ministries Publications Department and the Rhema Alumni Office. While attending Rhema Bible Church, she faithfully volunteered 5 years in the 3yr olds class, 1 year as a youth leader, and 4 years in the Rhema Bible Church Orchestra where she played the flute. She was employed by Kenneth Hagin Ministries from 1995-2003. Throughout her employment, she was a secretary for the Data Processing Department, Tape Duplications Department, and the Rhema Bible Church Bookstore. She also assisted in Church Records when needed, and helped in Hospitality for Special events and meetings.

After her employment at KHM, she attended Tulsa Tech in Tulsa, OK and graduated in 2004 as a Registered Medical Assistant.  She was employed by Utica Park Clinic from 2004–2010 where she enjoyed working as a Pediatric Medical Assistant, then later worked as a Family Practice Medical Assistant.

As a result of a dating class project at Rhema in “Marriage and Family” taught by Pastor Kenneth W. Hagin and Lynette Hagin, Marisa met her husband Chris. Marisa apparently was Chris’ Project. Their first date was on March 1, 1996 and they were married a year later on March 1, 1997. They have pursued ministry together ever since, and have two amazing children, Christopher and Sarah.