Deb Entsminger

About Deb Entsminger

Deb is the great, great, great, great granddaughter of a pirate who left a legacy of alcoholism, abuse and adultery. The Lord rescued her from this her first week at the University of Florida when she moved in next door to a bunch of Nav guys who were actively living out a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Truly, she who is forgiven much, loves much! Right from the start Deb had a deep hunger to know God and let His Word dwell in her richly as well as to pass onto others what she’s learning. Her life was impacted radically when she was discipled as a college student by a woman on staff with The Navigators. Since then, Deb has been discipling women for the past 32 years.

Living in Florida, she travels to invest in women on college campuses, both one on one as well as speaking at women’s conferences, helping them go deeper with Jesus and learn how to help others do so too. She also creates materials that facilitate this – having written and filmed an online art journaling course that accompanies Jerry Bridges’ book Who Am I?, which is currently used to train new Navigator staff (this is available for public access at and writes a blog to help women learn how to disciple at

As Jesus’ disciple she loves to learn and seeks to follow wherever He leads – which is usually way out of her comfort zone as she is almost completely deaf. One of her favorite verses is 2 Corinthians 9:8 as she experiences daily the Lord making His grace abound so she can abound in the good works He has for her to do!


April 19, 2019

Listening to His Voice

Even to Jesus’ disciples, what she did made no sense. The cost was outrageous! She poured more than a year’s income worth of expensive oil onto the Master’s feet. Didn’t…

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August 12, 2014

10 Things College Grads Can Pray as the Fall Semester Begins

As I walk through stores filled with back to school supplies there’s a bit of nostalgia that fills my heart.  Not that I’d want to be back in school with…

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