At times we will all need the help of someone who cares and will help us see our way through a difficult time. Whether your struggle is physical, emotional, or relational, our chaplains are here to listen and pray for you. All WSF Chaplains have expertise in their areas of care.
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Bryan & Breanna Sparrow
What would happen if we were intentional about depositing ourselves into the lives of people? Unmasking ourselves, living in authenticity, and being intentional about being an ongoing presence in the fabric of daily life for as long as it takes for our investment to grow. Relationship is what aligns us with the heart of God. Likewise, it is what allows us to be light. We believe there must be relationship with those who are not believers for us to be effective beacons of light. Not with an agenda to change people, but rather patiently waiting through the messiness of life for an opportunity to walk with them into light. We desire to come alongside you as you navigate the complexity, discomfort, and freedom of authenticity.Connect
Focus: Freedom from Sexual Brokenness
Danny & Chrissy Bass
Everything God created is good. God created each one of us as sexual beings, but human sexuality is such a powerful force. If we misuse what He has created, it can leave deeply-rooted emotional wounds, but the story does not have to end there. Only through God’s limitless grace and unending mercy can lives damaged by years of misused sex be changed from shame and guilt to freedom in Christ.
Freedom from Sexual Brokenness is for men who need to be set free from a life littered with pornography, lust, masturbation, fornication, extramarital affairs and or other sexual immorality. Freedom from Sexual Brokenness are groups of men meeting together to receive God’s instruction, guidance, prayer, and support to move in God’s Freedom. Anonymity is assured.
Focus: Marriage Support
Boris & Melissa Elder
Boris and Melissa are in their 35th year of marriage and have learned what works and what doesn’t. For the past 20 years, they have been passionate about helping couples to intentionally and consistently build into their marriages. They believe that strong marriage ministry is focused on God’s heart for us – that all of us be transformed into the likeness of His Son, Jesus.
Marriage builders will partner with couples to strengthen relationship skills, such as communication or conflict resolution. Spiritual support is also available to those rebuilding a marriage or navigating a marital crisis. If you are getting married, Premarital Partnership is available. Premarital Partnership is required if one of our staff performs your ceremonyConnect
Focus: Pastoral Care
David received his Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Seminary (Fort Worth) in 1981 and was ordained in December of that year. He served for 7 years (1979-1985) as Children’s Pastor and Associate Pastor at Beverly Hills Church in Dallas Texas.
He and his wife, Joyce, moved to Winston-Salem in December of 1986 to launch a non-denominational church called New Life Community Church, later to be renamed Crossfire Church. We served that church family as it grew from 4 to 400 from 1987 to 2008.
Since joining Winston-Salem First, David and Joyce have been honored to assist Pastor Elwood and Glenna with the Legacy family and Pastor Holly with the Pastoral Care Team.Connect
Focus: Women with a History of Sexual and/or Physical Abuse
Barbara is a mentor for Journey to Heal: Seven Essential Steps of Recovery for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse by Crystal Sutherland. She is a volunteer with Forsyth Family Services Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crisis Lines, as well as a Victim Service Practitioner with NC Victim Assistance Network. She has received volunteer training regarding Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence by Forsyth County Family Services including ADA, Forsyth County Police Department, and has been trained at NC Justice Academy.Connect