Paul and Jenny Speed thought they were headed to the mission field after their wedding, where they would change the world for Christ! Instead, fourteen years into their marriage, Paul took a brave step and decided to come clean with Jenny from years of moral failure and deception. This began a process of discovering freedom through humility and brokenness.
In 2006, Paul and Jenny launched Whatever It Takes! Ministries, an organization dedicated to helping couples and individuals do Whatever it Takes to succeed in marriage and in life. They host events for couples, singles, men and women. Paul and Jenny have helped thousands around the world find freedom in their lives by sharing tremendous truths God taught them through their own failures.
Paul founded “4 Days 2 Freedom” for men. Paul uses his personal story of freedom from a lifetime of bondage to lust, lying & hypocrisy, to show men how to find freedom in their own lives. Paul conducts these weekends to help men break free from pornography and sexual addictions.
Jenny founded “4 Days 2 Hope” for women. During this 4 day women’s intensive, women learn how to find freedom from destructive behaviors are destroying their lives and relationships. The goal of 4 Days 2 Hope is to help women identify the roots that are causing conflict and stress, and teach them how to overcome through Biblical truth.
Then the unexpected happened…After 31 years of marriage and almost 14 years of ministry together, Jenny Speed went home to meet Jesus after a 2-year battle with cancer. Paul never thought he would remarry, and then God brought an incredible woman into his life!!
On May 1, 2021, Paul married Niki Thompson. Niki is from Illinois and attended a 4 Days 2 Hope weekend in 2019 right after Jenny passed away. Niki’s friends who invited her to the Hope weekend, knew Jenny very well, although Niki never had the opportunity to meet her.
Going through Hope was life-changing for Niki and she quickly began serving with the team, helping many other women walk through their hurts and wounds and find healing in Jesus. It didn’t take long for several mutual friends in the ministry to sense that the Lord wanted their paths to cross. Women are good at orchestrating such events! In August, they met and began to spend time with each other and knew that God was knitting their hearts together and leading them toward marriage.