Bethany Church on the Hill in Thousand Oaks, CA, Rallies Around Pastor’s Wife After Cancer Diagnosis

Beth Quinn, left, at her daughter’s wedding just days after her diagnosis of terminal cancer. (Courtesy photo)
Beth Quinn, left, at her daughter’s wedding just days after her diagnosis of terminal cancer. (Courtesy photo)

A week before her daughter Lexa’s December wedding, Beth Quinn wasn’t feeling quite right.

She had been experiencing fatigue, headaches and vision changes. When she woke up Dec. 2, she had trouble speaking, so two of her daughters took her to Los Robles Hospital for tests.

Doctors found tumors throughout the body of the Thousand Oaks mother of eight including on her brain, adrenal gland, kidney and lungs.

Quinn’s husband, the Rev. Lance Quinn, is senior pastor at Bethany Church on the Hill in Thousand Oaks. He was preaching in Baltimore, Md., when he received word of his wife’s condition.

He flew home in time to be by her side after she received the devastating biopsy results: the 54-year-old grandmother of five had stage 4 metastatic, non-small cell lung cancer.

Doctors gave her anywhere from three months to five years to live.

Lance Quinn said his wife’s sudden medical crisis has challenged the couple to live out the Christian theology—with its promise of life after death— they’ve preached their entire adult lives.

“Our hope is in the Lord,” he said. “That’s the only hope we want.”

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SOURCE: Dawn Megli-Thuna 
The Acorn