Christina Lorena Aker, 26, is a server at IHOP in Harker Heights.
How long have you lived in the Harker Heights area?
I have lived here all my life. I was born at Scott & White Hospital in Temple.
Tell me about your family.
I have four children, two boys, Lavonte, 8, and Tre’vonn, 7, and two beautiful girls, Atlantis, 6, and Aaliyah, 4. My brother, Christopher Peck, 29, is a lyricist and works at Logan’s Roadhouse. My family is very blessed. We attend Destiny World Outreach Center in Killeen. My mom is in the choir, and my stepfather is an usher.
Do you think Harker Heights is a good place to raise kids?
Yes, there are so many different varieties of people, and children can learn so much here. As long as the children are being raised by God-fearing parents or guardians, then they are starting off on the right foot.
What would you do to improve this area if you could?
I would raise the minimum wage and provide free medical care for anyone with any illness or disability.
What makes you happy?
The fact that God is good at all times. He has always showed himself to my family — how amazing he is — and if it wasn’t for him I would probably be dead or in prison. I am truly blessed and we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I will be here with my family in a house that I own and much more wealthy.
What is the best advice you were ever given?
Put God first at all times no matter what — that was from my mother.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
I would tell myself to stay abstinent and stay in school.