World Outreach: Meet Our New Missionaries

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STEPHEN & CARRIE WOODWORTH

WoodworthSteve and Carrie Woodworth from iSight Presbyterian Church in Black Mountain, NC were appointed as World Outreach career missionaries at the 33rd General Assembly of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in June 2013. Steve will serve on the leadership team of ITEN as the Associate Coordinator. In this capacity Steve will focus on promoting holistic church planting by developing and training indigenous leaders and establishing and supporting theological seminaries, Bible colleges and training centers around the globe. Their expected departure date is July 2014.

Steve was raised in the church and was taught early in life of the need to pray “the sinners prayer” but it was not until his freshman year at Montreat College that he became an authentic disciple of Jesus. Following his undergraduate work Steve sensed a call to full time work in higher education. Returning to Montreat College Steve served as a Chaplain and professor of Pastoral Ministry for ten years. During that time he completed his MDiv. and DMin. at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Currently, Steve continues to serve in higher education at Toccoa Falls College as the Director of Spiritual Formation and instructor in pastoral ministry.

Carrie was raised in the Christian faith and knew Jesus as her Savior at an early age. Carrie has always had a heart for the marginalized and gift for mercy among the least and lost. In the summer following her junior year of high school she traveled to Jamaica where she spent a month working and living among the impoverished. Following her senior year Carrie enrolled at Montreat College were she pursued a degree in Intercultural Studies. After graduation Carrie worked at a camp for disabled children, a homeless shelter for pregnant women, and with International Renewal Ministries. Currently Carrie is a full-time mother caring for their three young boys: Luke (10), Andrew (8), and Zachary (6).

Steve and Carrie met at Montreat College in 1995 and were married in May 1998. While attending Christ Community Church (formerly Montreat Presbyterian Church, EPC) they were privileged to help plant iSight Church in Black Mountain where they served for six years.

The Woodworth’s are eagerly praying for a team of partners who share their burden for pastoral training and leadership development among the unreached. Your prayers and financial support will enable them to minister in some of the spiritually darkest places around the globe.  Please pray for their continued financial support, that God would raise up a team to support their vision, and increased favor and divine appointments with people they seek to work among.