Billie Silvey has been a Christian for over sixty years, a journalist for
more than fifty years, and a Los Angeles resident since 1965. She
and her husband, Frank, have two children, Kathy Silvey Hall and
Robert Silvey, and a granddaughter, Katyana Hall.
A graduate of Pepperdine University, Billie has done graduate work
in English at Pepperdine and in urban ministry at Fuller Theological
Seminary. She also studied fund raising at UCLA Extension.
Co-author of Time Management for Christian Women with
Helen Young, she wrote the popular God Has. . . series of Bible
study guides, and edited Trusting Women, a book by and about
women serving God by ministering to people. Her God's Child in
the City: Catching God's Vision for Urban Ministry came out in
2005 from Leafwood Press. Her most recent book, The Victory
Lap: Growing Old With God, was published in 2015. She has
spoken for church groups across the nation.
Associate editor of 21st Century Christian Magazine for 24
years, she served as Outreach Minister for the Culver Palms
Church of Christ, Executive Director of Culver Palms Life Skills
Lab, and case manager and grant writer for Westchester High
School Healthy Start, and does freelance grant writing, writing and
Billie has received the Distinguished Christian Service Award from
Pepperdine University, the Excellence in Mass Media Ministry
Award from Abilene Christian University, and the Outstanding
Christian Writer Award from the Christian Chronicle. She has
also been recognized for community service by the City and County
of Los Angeles and the Assembly of the State of California.
She has served on the Palms Neighborhood Council, representing
the organizations and non-profits in her immediate neighborhood to
the City of Los Angeles.
Billie loves to read, write, spend time with her family, and watch
British mysteries on TV.