Jane Carpenter was born in Watertown, New York. She attended college and graduated as a kindergarten teacher. She married her high school sweetheart. She taught kindergarten. She and her husband, Ross, had three children. Now there are six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. In her career she wrote kindergarten curriculum for the Southern Baptist Convention, was director of the Weekday Preschool at Tallowood Baptist Church in Houston, TX, and Meadow Brook Baptist Church in Birmingham. Now Jane teaches five-year-olds in Sunday School at her church and leads chapel for Meadow Brook Baptist Preschool.