Jon and Carmen McWhorter


Back in a familiar place...Twenty years ago, Carmen was a student-athlete at the University of North Texas.  She played on the women's golf team, and she was longing for Christian community.  I was a junior at the University of South Carolina and praying for what God wanted me to do with my life.  I had committed my life to serve him that previous summer, but I did not know exactly what He was calling me to.  He then burdened my heart to work with student-athletes.

The Lord provided Christian community for Carmen and she began to grow in the Lord through the college ministry at Denton Bible Church.  I moved to Fort Worth to attend Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and began leading Bible studies with the athletes at TCU.  The Lord blessed my ministry and I eventually linked with Athletes In Action.  It was a delightful time watching the Lord grow and use the athletes to reach others for Christ.

I left Fort Worth in July 2002 and moved to Denton.  Carmen and I were married in October 2002 and the Lord graciously opened a door for me to work in corporate accounting at UNT and then eInstruction Corporation.  We had two boys, Caleb and Josh, and settled into family life.  I pastored a church bi-vocationally and was involved in various lay ministries at Denton Bible Church.  Carmen was faithful as a stay-at-home mom where she definitely worked harder than I did.

In August 2013, eInstruction Corporation was sold to Turning Technologies, and Carmen and I began to seek the Lord as to what the next step would be.  He graciously opened the door for us with Athletes In Action.  We are thrilled that we have been placed right back where it all started - UNT and the DFW area.

We are excited to see what God is going to do in the over 20 campuses throughout DFW as we seek to build spiritual movements so that there is someone who knows Jesus on every team in every sport on every campus. 

We appreciate your interest in our ministry!

In Him,

Jon and Carmen

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