About the Author
Theresa Gray-Petit was born and raised in Hamilton, Ohio (north of Cincinnati). She graduated from Garfield Senior High School in 1967. She married her high-school sweetheart, and they were married for twenty-five (25) years when she became a widow in 1992. When her son was a senior in high school, she decided to attend college. Theresa graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in 1995, and obtained a degree in Arts and Humanities with her studies that included: religion, sociology, biology, philosophy and creative writing. She always had a strong desire to encourage others through her ability to write. Many church members have received a letter of encouragement from her. Those letters, she feels, have been inspired by God to bring hope and confidence to those who have been beaten down by the cares of life. Writing "Eat The Watermelon . . . Spit Out The Seeds" is an attempt to show others that God is loving, merciful and forgiving. We are all human and subject to failure when we take our eyes off Jesus. Theresa and her husband, Charles J. Petit, pastored the New Beginning Tabernacle in Fairfield, Ohio, for seventeen (17) years. They are retired from pastoring, but not from the ministry. They travel throughout the United States, evangelizing and teaching the Word of God. They currently reside in Port Charlotte, Florida, with their two dogs, Snuggles and Tootsie. Theresa's future plans include receiving a degree in Christian Care and Counseling from Oral Roberts University. Hopefully, her next book will include a compilation of her husband's sermons.