Carl and Teresa Poynter
Carl and Teresa Poynter have answered the Lord’s call on their lives by joining One Mission Society in May 2010 as career missionaries. In November 2012, Carl and Teresa began serving as regional directors with Men for Missions, which is a ministry of One Mission Society. Seeing others experience the mission field abroad for the first time as they took trips to Haiti and Spain has stirred their hearts. Sharing in these experiences has been a great blessing for them. As they have shared with churches and individuals along the way, they find themselves encouraging others to go to the mission field. As regional directors, they challenge people to do what God has called them to do, go where God has asked them to go and give whatever God asks them to give, strengthening their walk with Christ. All the while, they pray that others’ lives will be changed on the mission field, just like theirs have been. The greatest part is to know decisions for Christ are being made every day in these ministries all over the world. The Poynters’ main focus is to be obedient to the Lord and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They have a burning desire to serve others and to see the lost come to know Jesus Christ.
Starting as high school sweethearts, Carl and Teresa married in July 1992. God has blessed them with two boys, Curtis and Justin. They both gave their lives to Jesus and were baptized in 2001. They have been active members in their church in Dayton, Ohio. Carl currently serves as a trustee and a member of the church’s mission board. Teresa sings praises in church to glorify the Lord.
“And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.” Luke 9:23-24 (KJV)
Men for Missions is a ministry of One Mission Society, a Charter Member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability ECFA. Men for Missions exists to serve Christ by assisting the worldwide ministries of One Mission Society. Their mandate is compassion, their priority is establishing the lordship of Jesus Christ in each man’s life, and their goal is to provide opportunities for personal obedience to the Great Commission.