Grace Tijerina was born and raised in Brownsville, Texas. Brownsville is located along the Rio Grande River, across the border from Matamoros, Mexico. At the age of sixty, Grace retired from the Brownsville School District after 32 years of service to attend Hesston College in Hesston, Kansas. Grace graduated from Hesston in the spring of 2016 with a degree in pastoral ministries. Grace has learned that it is never too late to answer God’s calling. Presently, Grace resides in Corpus Christi, Texas, where she is a pastor starting a church plant.