I was saved at the age of 8 years old, through the children's ministry of First Baptist Church of Vilonia, Arkansas. Being
raised in a Christian home I was given a solid spiritual foundation. The summer after I graduated from high school, as a
counselor at Texoma Youth Camp, I yielded to God's calling on my life for His service.
I then enrolled in Baptist Bible College in the fall of 1990. In my first semester I took the course Introduction to Missions
with Professor Ken Liles. And that is exactly what God did, introduce me to His mission field. Through contact with my youth
pastor, the material I poured over for this class, and through the obvious prompting of the Holy Spirit, I told God I would go
wherever He wanted me to go to do His work. I quickly changed my major to World Missions, and finished my studies at BBC
in the spring of 1994. The next 3 years were spent earning a Masters Degree in Cross-Cultural Ministries at Dallas Theological
After graduating from seminary, God opened the door for my wife and me to return to my home church in Vilonia,
Arkansas, to fulfill our internship. These four years proved to be a valuable experience to prepare us for a lifetime of ministry.
I had the awesome privilege of growing up in a Christian home. My parents, Ken & Carrie Liles, were missionaries to
Iran, where I was born and the born again at the age of 6. I was baptized at the East Side Baptist Church in Iran. It was about
that same time that my family came back to the States for a furlough; however, due to the Revolution, we were never able to
return to Iran. My dad then served as the Missions Director at Baptist Bible College for many years.
I had the opportunity to be a part of a youth group that emphasized missions. While on a missions trip to the Philippines
I felt God was asking me to give my life to be used in missions and I enthusiastically said yes. After high school I attended
Baptist Bible College where I met and married my husband, Brian.
Brian and Mychelle were approved as BBFI missionaries to the field of Peru in September, 2001. After an 18 month
deputation they arrived in Peru in April, 2003. They are currently serving their second full term.
The Garrisons have four beautiful children: Bryce, Chandler, Calista (who was born in Peru), and Kyra.