District Elder Joseph Worrells

15rtADJ8x10Joseph Worrells was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina to Albert and Doris Worrells.  He is one of seven children, four brothers and two sisters.  Joseph’s upbringing was rooted and grounded in serving the Lord.  Growing up he attended Darden Chapel Baptist Church where he served as President of the Junior Usher Board for 15 years.

After graduating from Goldsboro High School in 1978, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. His responsibilities as an Army recruiter included managing, training, public relations for six recruiting stations and personnel covering three counties.  Joseph served in the U.S. Army for 23 years before retiring as a First Sergeant.

In 1995, the Lord called Joseph to preach the Gospel.  In 1996, he was baptized with the Holy Ghost before he received teaching about the baptism of the Holy Ghost.  In his home in Baltimore County, while sitting on his bed praising and magnifying God, he was filled with His Spirit.

In 1998, Joseph was transferred to the Minneapolis Army Recruiting Company in Minnesota.   After visiting several churches his mother suggested he visit Christ Temple Apostolic Church.  It was at Christ Temple Apostolic Church that he would receive the teaching about the Oneness Doctrine, and in November 1998 he was baptized in Jesus’ name.

District Elder Worrells has served in various positions in his local assembly and on a district level.  In October 2005 he was appointed one of two Assistant Pastors at Christ Temple Apostolic Church. Pastor Worrells served as Elder, Deacon, Sunday school teacher, and administrative assistant to the Pastor and Board members.  He also served as Brotherhood Chairman, Evangelism coordinator, and Praise and Worship leader.  At the district level he served as Brotherhood Chairman and assistant secretary for the Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota District Council (MWDDC).

On Feb 22, 2003, he was licensed as an Elder with the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World (PAW), and in July 2005, at Madison Pentecostal Assembly, he was ordained. In December 2005, Pastor Worrells completed his ordination preparation through Aenon College and his Clinical Pastoral Education at the Fairview CPE Center.  His hands-on training of the CPE program was completed at the Hennepin County Corrections. He was promoted to District Elder October 16, 2015 with the Minnesota, Wisconsin, Dakotas District Council, the 7th Episcopal District of the PAW.

District Elder Worrells loves ministry, music and studying God’s word. He has great interest in the historical aspect of the Word- people, places and things concerning the Word of God.  In his free time, District Elder Worrells  loves boating, watching Tar Heels basketball, and spending quality time with his family.

District Elder Worrells takes great pride in his role as a husband, father, and grandfather. He has been married to Pamela Worrells over 30 years.  They have two adult children, Chrissie(Courtenay) and Joseph(Kristina) and four grandchildren, Rachel, Jayvion, Isaiah, and Braylen.