Betty Kiser – His Flags
Betty Kiser began her fascination with flags more than fifty years ago as a member of the Pasadena City College, California flag team. With homemade flags she participated in half time activities at football games and marched in parades, including the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day 1960 and 1961. When circumstances upset her life, God showed Betty how her flag experience, her teaching abilities and her sewing skills would be used for His Kingdom. Betty makes beautiful flags, has written manuals (His Flags and His Colors), is the instructor for Eagles International Flag Institute and conducts all day flag workshops. Betty’ motto: ” I will not retire and expire, I will refire and inspire, it is my mountain and by God’s grace I will have it.”
Upon graduation from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Betty went overseas, working in recreation with the U.S. Army, where she met and married her husband. They traveled the world for twenty years, settling in Pennsylvania after retirement. Alabama became home in 2000. After forty years of marriage, her husband chose to divorce. In her His Flags Manuel Betty explains, “Please understand that I do not believe God caused the divorce. I do believe that when we give the circumstances to Him, He can move us in a direction we would not have chosen and probably would not have seen as an option.”
In May 2004, she saw an ad for a Christian Business Expo in West Palm Beach, Florida. Heading south expecting to advance her ministry using quilts and scriptures to impart God’s story of love, Betty discovered flags were used for praise, and a dance conference for learning more was being held in September in Cincinnati, Ohio, with one in Alabama the following week. These workshops were the starting points for the ministry of flags that now occupies her time.
Betty has transitioned, over the last ten years, from using flags for praise, to making flags for worship, to teaching and mentoring the Eagles International Flag Institute. Betty creates affordable flags for both individuals and ministries. She sponsors and teaches workshops all over the U.S. Betty literally “wrote the book” His Flags and the follow up His Colors on flag worship. She also has a DVD available that demonstrates different types of flags and movements.