After a diverse career in the Dallas-area public and private sectors, Debby Efurd found her true calling in ministry in 2011 by offering recovery Bible studies to the post-abortive community. Until 2013, she served as director of post-abortion support for Involved for Life (Downtown Pregnancy Center, Uptown Women’s Center and Sonograms on Site) in Dallas, Texas.
Today, Debby is co-founder and president of the collective ministries of Initiative 180 and its program of abortion recovery, Peace After the Storm. Established in 2014, these ministries reach out to the largest demographic in our culture—the post-abortive community—to provide counseling and support to those suffering the emotional pain of abortion. Initiative 180 and Peace After the Storm also assist churches and communities in the development of abortion-recovery programs. A highly sought-after speaker, Debby educates others through appearances at colleges, seminaries, churches and professional organizations. She is active with various pro-life organizations and Operation Outcry.
Debby graduated cum laude from Dallas Baptist University with a B. A. in Counseling. She has written numerous articles published in LifeNews, the Christian Post and the Baptist Standard, and is the author of Go Tell It! (Clovercroft—September 2015).
Debby and her husband live in Duncanville, Texas, and have three married children and six grandchildren.