Lauren grew up in a Christian home and was saved at the age of 7. After taking a missions trip, and attending several events at Vision Baptist Church, she felt led to serve the Lord in full-time ministry.
She attended the Our Generation Training Center for a year while working in the Vision Baptist Missions home office, and serving as secretary for Bro. Austin Gardner.
After visiting Arequipa, Peru in 2018, and seeing the great need for the Gospel there, she surrendered to serve the Lord as a missionary in Peru. Lauren now lives in Arequipa, Peru where she serves and ministers under the leadership of veteran church planting missionaries, David and Katie Gardner.