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MINISTER SEEKING FULL TIME POSITION

  • l.wofford@ymail.com
  • 6083022902

  • 1005 Rood Avenue, South Beloit, IL, 61080, United States

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LARRY W. WOFFORD Sr.                                                                          1005 Rood Avenue, South Beloit, IL  61080   

(608)-302-2902       ________                      _____________________                                                 l.wofford@ymail.com

 

OBJECTIVE:      Experienced Evangelist Seeking Employment in a full time                          Evangelist/Minister Position

 

HISTORY:

 

                   South Beloit Church of Christ                                                 South Beloit, IL

                                Full Time Minister/Evangelist

01/16 – Present

 

  • Presently serving as Full Time Minister/Evangelist
  • Organized Congregation into Small Group Ministries for Visitations purposes, and ministries
  • Conducted Three Teacher Training Courses, set up/organized Bible School, appointed Educational Department Committee to oversee Educational Programs of the Church
  • Teaching Teacher’s Training Course through Skypes with students in Michigan, South Beloit, IL, Cincinnati, OH, and Brooklyn, NY

      

                   Keisel Road Church of Christ                                                           Bay City, MI

                   Minister/Evangelist (As Temporary Fill-In)                                                

06/13- 01/16     

                            

  • Served as Temporary Fill-In Senior Minister/Evangelist
  • Taught all adult bible classes for the Keisel Road Church of Christ in Bay City, MI. and Wednesday morning Adult Bible Class for South 17th Street Church of Christ located in Saginaw, MI.
  • Taught Greek Class for South 17th Street Church of Christ, in Saginaw, MI
  • Served on South 17th Church of Christ Board of Trustees
  • Taught two Eighty-Eight Hour Teacher’s Training Courses, one for the Keisel Road Church of Christ in Bay City, MI and one for the South 17th Street Church of Christ in Saginaw, MI. Twelve students graduated as a result of this training and were appointed as Bible School Teachers
  • Organized Bible School by appointing Bible School Teachers for each age level
  • Served on panel of Television Show “Ask The Pastor” which is a live show where ministers answer questions called in by viewers
  • Taught numerous In-Home Bible Classes in Saginaw, MI

 

Brooklyn Church of Christ                                                              Brooklyn, NY

Minister/Evangelist

07/05-11/12    

 

  • Delivered messages on Sunday mornings, evenings, and taught adult bible classes
  • Conducted Marriage and Family Seminars, Facilitated and conducted counseling, marital, premarital, couple’s communication classes, grief counseling, family counseling, and religious counseling.
  • Taught eighty-hour teacher/leadership training courses ordaining 108 bible School teachers in New York area.
  • Organized bible school by appointing teachers for each age level and appointing an Educational Committee to provide oversight for Educational Programs of the congregation
  • Coordinated leadership training, organized programs for reaching our youth
  • Serving as Full Time Minister of 225-member congregation and community
  • Organized, Trained, and Coached Congregation’s Basketball Team
  • Organized and coordinated Visitation Program which provided in-home services to saints who were unable to attend services

 

06/01-06/05           Pierce County Security Company                                                                          Tacoma, WA

                                    Security Officer

 

  • Severed as Security Officer in a gated community, screened visitors, reported emergencies and disturbances as needed, kept daily log report of activities, and incidents, ensured that grounds and residents were safe and secure.

 

MILITARY:      U. S. Army Reserves, Chaplain Assistant,                                                           06/01-06/08

                                      United States Army (Active Army), Chaplain Assistant                           02/96-02/01    

                                      Texas Army National Guard, Chaplain Assistant                                               01/94-02/96    

                                    United States Army (Active Army), Chaplain Assistant                               01/90-01/94    

 

 

PERTINENT EXPERIENCE:        

 

  • Participated in Numerous Personal Evangelism Campaigns, Teachers Workshops, and Preacher Workshops.
  • Was trained and ordained as a Bible School Teacher in the North Tenaha Church of Christ Bible School in Tyler, TX in 1985-1986.
  • Served under the late Brother Mac H. Wright as his Associate Minister at the Eastside Church of Christ in Hawkins, TX in 1987-1989
  • Worked as the minister of the Neches School Road Church of Christ in Palestine, TX. (1989)
  • Facilitated and taught bible classes at the San Saba State Correctional Facility in San Saba, TX where as of February 2013, 500 souls had been baptized into the Church of Christ
  • Served as Evangelist/Head Minister at Eastside Church of Christ in Hawkins, TX
  • Experienced in visitation of convalescent homes, hospital ministries and personal evangelism
  • Experienced in working 24 hour Crisis Line, and counseled suicidal personnel on numerous occasions
  • Experience in the Family Life Ministry by running the First Corps Family Life Center as the Noncommissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) while stationed at Fort Lewis, WA
  • Established the Tongduchong Church of Christ in the City of Tongduchong, South Korea on 10 October 1999.
  • Labored with congregations in the Tacoma/Seattle area and taught in-home Bible Classes in the cities of Tacoma, University Place, Lacey, Parkland, Federal Way, and Olympia, Washington
  • Preached and taught bible classes at the Warner Street Church of Christ, the Central Church of Christ, and the Portland Avenue Church of Christ all in Tacoma, WA
  • Served as Educational Director for the Warner Street Church of Christ for three years
  • Conducted two Eighty-One Hour Teachers/Leadership Training Courses at the Warner Street Church of Christ and One at The Portland Avenue Church of Christ appointing a total of 37 Bible School Teachers in the Tacoma/Seattle area and set their Bible Schools in order
  • While laboring at the Portland Avenue Church of Christ, also preached the gospel at the Women's Correctional Facility located in Purde, WA.
  • Served as Chairman/President of the Board of Trustees for the Portland Avenue Church of Christ in Tacoma, WA
  • Preached and taught the Gospel of Christ at the Adams Street Church of Christ located in Junction City, KS under the leadership of Brother Lancelot Watson
  • Participated in a Personal Evangelism Campaign with Brother Lancelot Watson and the brothers at Adams Street Church of Christ, which produced numerous baptisms.
  • Conducted a thirteen week Marriage and Couples Communication Class in Federal Way, WA
  • Produced & conducted a radio program titled “A Voice Crying In The Wilderness” in Killeen, TX , Tyler, TX, and Lakewood, WA
  • Was involved in the Prison Ministry in the City of Tacoma and Pierce County, Washington
  • Was privileged to speak on the Northeastern Lectureship at the Harlem Church of Christ in New York, NY in 2007 and 2010
  • Conducted an Eighty-One Hour Teacher’s Training Course at the Harlem Church of Christ under the leadership of Brothers O. J. Shabazz and R. C. Wells where Deacons in training were taught and this class also produced thirty four Bible School Teachers who graduated and were appointed as Bible School Teachers in November 2010. 
  • Conducted a Gospel Meeting/Campaign in Falmouth, Jamaica in 2007 where several baptisms were conducted in the Caribbean Sea
  • Attended a Church Management and Tax Conference in Newark, NJ 2008 where he earned three hours of CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) credits
  • Organized A cappella singing groups on numerous occasions
  • Conducted Marriage & Family Enrichment Seminars using power point presentations teaching the topics of the Theology of the Family, Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage 
  • Twice Certified Public Television Producer with (BCAT) Brooklyn Community Access Television in the city of Brooklyn, NY and actually produced and aired several shows
  • Has preached the gospel in California, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, New Jersey, Washington State, North East Texas, Kansas, South Korea, Missouri, Mid-Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Country of Jamaica, and numerous churches and cities in the Central Texas area.
  • Have been teaching Koine Greek since 1986, and literally posses 28 college credit hours of Koine Greek with Southwestern Christian College and Seminary studies combined
  • Through 20 Teachers Training Courses, have taught, trained, and appointed 170 Bible School Teachers in the Seattle/Tacoma, Washington, New York, New Jersey, and Mid-Michigan areas combined. Out of these Training Courses, by the Holy Spirit of God, numerous Elders, and full time Evangelists as well as excellent Bible School Teachers, and other leaders for the Lord’s Church has been produced
  • Sat on panel for television program “Ask The Pastor” for TCT (Total Christian Television) on numerous occasions where biblical questions were answered for viewing audiences.

 

EDUCATION/TRAINING:

 

  • Certificates, Brooklyn Community Access Television, (BCAT) Twice Certified BCAT Producer, 72 hours, Brooklyn Community Access Television Station, Brooklyn, NY (2007)

 

  • Masters of Divinity, Biblical and Theological Studies, 3 years, Western Reformed Seminary, (2004), Tacoma, WA

 

  • Bachelors of Arts Equivalency, Biblical and Religious Studies, 3 years, Western Reformed Seminary, (2004), Tacoma, WA
  • Diploma, Basic Non Commissioned Officer Course, Leadership Course, 156 Hours, NCO Academy, (2002) Redmond, WA

 

  • Certificate, Couples Communication Course, 8 hours, U. S. army Family Life Center (2000), Fort Riley, KS

 

  • Diploma, Primary Leadership Development Course, S. Army NCO Academy, (1997), Fort Lewis, WA

 

  • Certificate, Combat Lifesaver Medical Course, 40 hours, U. S. Army (1996), Fort Lewis, WA

 

  • Certificate, 44 Passenger Bus Driver Course, 40 hours, U. S. Army (1992), Fort Hood, TX

 

  • Diploma, Chaplain Assistant Course, 10 weeks, U. S. Army Chaplain School and Center, (1990), Fort Monmouth, NJ

 

  • Associates of Arts, Bible and Religious Education, Southwestern Christian College (1989), Terrell, TX

 

  • Diploma, Hawkins High School, Hawkins, TX (1975)

 

 

ACHIEVEMENTS/AWARDS:

 

  • Soldier of the Month, HHC, 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, WA.
  • Army Commendation Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters
  • Army Achievement Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Drivers & Mechanic Badge
  • Southwest Asia Service Medal with Three Bronze Stars
  • Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)
  • Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)
  • Noncommissioned Officer Profession Development Ribbon
  • Army Service Ribbon
  • Army Lapel Button
  • Presidential Citation for Physical Fitness
  • Many other Certificates of Achievement and Awards, including Appreciation Awards from Military and Churches I have been blessed to serve with

 

CERTIFICATES:   Couples Communication Classes, Leadership Development, CPR and First Aid; Ordination and Certificate of Ministry for Churches of Christ, Old Testament Background, Teachers Workshop, and Leadership Certificates, twice Certified Public Television Producer with (BCAT) Brooklyn Community Access Television

SKILLS:  Great interpersonal and people skills, Public Speaker, Counseling, Koine Greek Teacher, Community Outreach, experienced in Microsoft Word, Office, Excel, PowerPoint and some Publisher and Access, Managed Budgets for Military Chapels, and secured appropriated funds for chapels and chaplains, Preaching and Teaching of Bible, Trainer of Men and Churches, excellent Leadership skills, has been blessed with the skill of building and equipping churches