Pastor Jeff and Lorie Carrell

Founding Pastor

Pastor Jeff and Lorie Carrell have a heart for people to be saved and set free, and they live their life committed to this vision.  They have been married for 34 years and have 2 children, Ashlyn (Chad – Son in Law, Adyson and Sadie- Granddaughters) and Justin (Jenni-Daughter in law, Judah-Grandson and Esther – granddaughter ).   Pastor Jeff surrendered to full-time ministry in 1993.   While he was in business in his early 20’s, God had a calling on his life to preach the Word and lead people to Jesus through an evangelistic ministry.   After surrendering, he pursued his education and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from Mid Continent Bible College and his Master’s and Doctorate of Theology from Southwest Bible College and Seminary.   He was honored to serve his childhood Pastor, Bro. Don Young at Heartland Worship Center in Paducah, KY as the Adult Pastor from 1997-2004.   In 2004 Bro. Don released Pastor Jeff as a Senior Pastor to Huntington, Indiana.  He and Lorie recently celebrated 25 years of ministry.  They launched the Awakening Church in October 2009 and the Indiana Dream Center in Spring 2010.   They love their date days, trips to Florida, spending time with their kids and grandkids, reading, and connecting with other Kingdom minded Pastors and Leaders.