Hi! We are the Wynns family- Braxton, Jessica, Christianna and Carolina. We live in Buies Creek, North Carolina and we really love Jesus! We are driven by a passion for REVIVAL and UNITY in the Body of Christ on our college campuses, public schools, and in our region. We have been gripped by a call to raise and deploy student leaders that will say “Yes” to God with simple and unwavering love and obedience that will change the course of history. We are committed to seeing Jesus get what he paid for, a world transformed through ordinary people like you and me!
FIVE YEARS AGO...
-We moved back to Buies Creek NC home of our alma matter Campbell University
-We caught God's heartbeat for the thousands of students 1 mile away from our home
-We committed to consistent and united corporate prayer each week for the students, campus, and our region.
3 YEARS AGO...
- We took a step of simple obedience and started inviting college students to our home, building relationships and encouraging young men and women to love Christ wholeheartedly during their college years. The initial 3 students has grown to a large group of 75+ students that we minister to on a full-time basis through a campus ministry we started called FIRESTARTERS.
-At our weekly FIRESTARTERS gatherings we cook together, eat, laugh, share testimonies, worship, pray, and feast on God’s word. We are intentional about raising “Disciple making Disciples” by equipping students to lead small groups throughout campus. We value and cultivate a lifestyle of intimacy with Jesus and simple obedience to God’s voice. We envision, encourage, and equip students to be SALT + LIGHT and share the Good news of Jesus everywhere they go.
-In the last eight months, we have seen over 60+ students surrender their lives to Jesus at our FIRESTARTERS gatherings and start walking in a vibrant relationship with Him.
-In the spring of 2020 our Firestarters students will be joining a national team called Carry the Love to minister to our local high schools. We will be hosting a series of school assemblies, festivals, and worship gatherings to reach over 3,000 students with the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are so excited to host these catalytic gatherings and continue to encourage and equip student leaders to shine bright on their school campuses.
-BIG NEWS!!! In addition to what God is doing at FIRESTARTERS, Jesus has given us the invitation to run with him in a vision to see Charlotte and the surrounding cities within a 250 mile radius, unified and awakened through the gospel of Jesus Christ , at a stadium evangelism event called Sealed 2020. Jessica will be taking a leadership role as regional director on the Sealed 2020 team. We believe Jesus the Evangelist is gathering believers for a great harvest of souls, for such a times as this. Sealed 2020 will be a three-day stadium event focused on unity, prayer, worship, evangelism, and discipleship. For more information visit www.sealed2020.com
-JESUS IS DOING WHAT HE PROMISED! The third great awakening is at hand, revival is here, the waves are beginning to crash on the shores of our nation and we all get the opportunity to be workers in this amazing harvest field. The invitation is extended to all of us as we usher hundreds and thousands into the kingdom of God in this time and in this hour. Sealed 2020 is one of 18 stadium events that will take place all across America in the year 2020. The Holy Spirit is awakening and sealing his bride in the Love of God and sending us to go forth and make disciples all over the earth. Thank you in advance for your prayers and financial support so we can run in this vision!
Can only be done on our faces before the Lord as we seek Him for guidance and wisdom in prayer. God has given us the following areas of strategy and intentional focus in our collegiate ministry:
Is a powerful collegiate gathering on Tuesday evenings from 6-9pm at the Wynns House. We cook up an amazing meal together, eat, laugh, share testimonies and then we worship, pray, and feast on God's word. Our home has become a place of ENCOUNTER for so many. Students walk into our home one way and leave transformed by the love and power of Jesus. Their hearts have been set on FIRE and it has become a MISSIONS BASE as they go into the campus as salt + light week after week.
Is a small group discipleship curriculum for raising "disciple making disciples." FIRM FOUNDATIONS provides 24 short foundational teachings that describe who God is and what He thinks about us. Each session includes a personal exercise called "Talk2God" where students learn how to hear God's voice through scripture. Last they learn how to take the revelation they received during study into prayer and worship. www.holyclubs.com
Equipping Prayer Ninjas! We meet Thursdays at noon at the CU clock tower. We integrate worship and scripture during prayer. We pray for one another, our campus, our region, and nation.
Mentoring usually takes place after our gatherings or at a local coffee shop in the form of 1 on 1 discussions with students who have the desire to grow as leaders. Healthy pastoral care takes place within this space.
Students are given an opportunity to activate and put their faith into practice through local and world missions. During the year we partner with local ministries and churches in a variety of events and trips that support our core values and mission.
Our vision is to "envision, encourage, and equip student leaders in public schools to start missional prayer groups that will bring the transforming power and love of Jesus to the next generation." Our collegiate FIRESTARTERS students are discipling the next generation of world changers on elementary, middle, and high school campuses.
We are building a partnership team that will run along with our family in this vision! In order to respond to this full time call, we are asking for partners to consistently keep our family and ministry in prayer, help us network with other potential partners, and/or sow personally into the Kingdom by linking arms with our family on a monthly basis. Any amount given in love will get us closer to being fully funded. All donations are tax deductible. Thank you for prayerfully considering being part of our team!
C: (910) 658-7488
C: (910) 658-7443
THE GREAT "TOE-DEEP" REVIVAL- SPRING 2019
Have you ever been to church? “No, I have never been to church.” I asked the next student that walked in the door, “have you ever been to church before?” and he replied, “no this is my first time.” After asking approximately 60 students this question and getting the same answer the majority of the time, I began to realize something quite miraculous was taking place. We were sharing the gospel with students who had never heard about the love of Jesus or had set foot in a church in their entire life. Yet the crazy thing was, we were in Harnett Co, The South, smack dab in the middle of the Bible Belt, and we probably drove past 20+ churches on the way to the school. If you’ve been in church for a while, you know it's a good day if a handful of unchurched youth walk in the door for the first time, but to have 60 walk in the door? That is a sign that God was up to something!
YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT GOD IS DOING AT CAMPBELL- FALL 2018
I received a text from a student I had never met before and within a few hours we were talking on the phone. The conversation went something like this..."Hi, my name is Erica, I'm a Senior Nursing student and I am on Campbell University's Cheerleading Squad. We are at training camp right now and I was just thinking that God might want me to do a devotion with my team..." Listening to her, I was thinking "of course! yes! God wants you to do a devotion with your team." I could tell Erica, just like so many other students, needed the courage and permission from a loving leader in their life to say, "YES!! Go for it!"As our conversation continued, she said "well, I don't know who should lead the devotion" and I said "YOU!! You need to lead the devotion because God put it on YOUR heart." She replied, "well I don't know if I should share my testimony" and I said "YES! You should definitely share your testimony." So we prayed over the phone and asked God to empower her with boldness from the Holy Spirit to share her testimony with her team.
24/7 Worship and Prayer = Ice Cream and 53 Salvations- Fall 2017
I walked up to the ice-cream truck and smiled at the lovely woman behind the window. She had tan skin, curly brown hair, a huge smile, and a great caribbean accent. As I was about to place my order, she interrupted me and asked “are you a pastor?” surprised I said “well yes, I’m a college pastor.” She jumped with excitement grabbed my hand and said “I need to pray for you!” In that moment, I felt heaven open and every word that woman prayed was like a torrential rain of blessing over our life, our family, our college ministry, and our destiny in God. When she was done, I said to her, “can I pray for you?” I don’t even remember all the words that came out of my mouth, but I can tell you with certainty this moment was appointed by God and the Holy Spirit made intercession on behalf of that beautiful saint. When we finished praying, I opened my eyes and looked around and there were 10 other people who had laid their hands on the truck interceding with me!!! I can’t describe how incredible this scene was! We began to celebrate God’s kindness and goodness and this amazing woman said “you know since you guys have been here these last 3 days, praying and worshipping 24 hours a day on the U.S. National Mall, Jesus has given me the privilege of leading 53 people to Christ!”
Incredible isn't it? This amazing woman of God was selling ice-cream and with every cone she would make she was sharing the gospel and leading people to the feet of Jesus! What an awesome picture of the Body of Christ working together in unity. Our family and students had the honor of serving at Awaken the Dawn on the US National Mall in D.C. on Oct 6th-9th. It was a historic event where we set up 50 Tents, one for every state, and we ministered to Jesus 24 hours a day for 3 days. The incense of worship and prayer was going up and the answers and power from heaven were coming down all over the city. John 15:5 says "I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” This is what happens when we take the mandate to abide in the presence of the Lord seriously! It seems so upside down to us, doesn’t it? Prayer and worship 24/7 sounds crazy to most believers especially when our to-do list is breathing down our back! But really, what if we really began implementing the secret to unlocking a fruitful life in ministry by abiding and remaining in the secret place of worship, prayer, and intimacy with the Father and then faithfully walking out in obedience the strategies that God shows us in that place? Is this not what the life of Jesus and His ministry taught us in all of the Gospels? If Jesus, the Son of God perfect and without sin, modeled that prayer and abiding was the only way to do ministry, what makes us think that we can do it any other way? Well, it is never too late to start :) This is the river that we are embarking on with our students at FIRESTARTERS @ Campbell University. We are leading and teaching them how to cultivate a life in the secret place, growing in the first commandment to Love God and then sowing that love into the lives of those around us. I would have to write a book to share all the amazing testimonies that we experience on a weekly basis in our student community. So if you want to hear more, follow us on social media and we will keep the newsletters coming!
Abiding in Christ,