Joanne Batson has lived in Waco, Texas for almost 40 years. She came here to attend Baylor University in 1972. She met and married her husband, Mark who recently died of a one year battle with cancer. She has been a housewife and helpmate to her husband all these years who was an avid entrepreneur. She visited Restoration Gateway 5 years ago when it was in its earliest stages. She has been friends with Tim and Janice McCall and has shared the vision that they deeply carry in their heart for RG, especially the involvement with the orphans. She hopes to return to RG in the future. She has a heart for the poor and needy and for hospitality in her home. She has three children, Blake and Kimberly, Jordan and Christen.