Charlie Worley, D.Min., Resume

106 Fairside Dr. – Unit E

Lynden, WA 98264

Cell Phone: (360) 296-5487 (Pacific Time)



OBJECTIVE: To serve the Lord and his church providing wisdom and practical knowledge while building up the church and helping to multiply leaders and churches in Kingdom ministry.




Denver Seminary, D. Min., June 1990

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, M. Div., June 1977

University of North Texas, M. Ed. in Counseling and Student Services, 1974 

University of North Texas, B.S. Ed., June 1970




Strengths in biblical preaching and teaching

Good relational skills

A supportive strategist with visionary skills

A heart for encouragement and discipleship

Good at leading strategic planning for the local church and Christian organizations

Possesses effective recruiting, assessing, equipping, coaching and placement skills

A proven life, ministry and leadership team coach

A good leader, administrator and organizer

Works well in a team environment

A motivator     

Gifts in counseling

Have successfully pastored church plants, small and medium-size congregations

Experience in management and resolution of difficult church situations

Biblical wisdom gained through Scripture and experience




Buhler Mennonite Brethren Church, Buhler, KS (January 2017 – March 2018)

Olympic Evangelical Free Church, Poulsbo, WA (June 2016 – July 2017)

Victory Christian Fellowship, Lynden, WA  (October 2012 - June 2013)

Whidbey Evangelical Free Church, Greenbank, WA (October 2011- June 2012)

Calvary Baptist Church, Tacoma, WA (July 2010- March 2011)

Immanuel Baptist Church, Vancouver, BC, Canada (January 2008 – December 2009)




Celebration Community Evangelical Free Church, Eagan, MN, 1993-1995 (Bi-Vocational)

Holcomb Evangelical Free Church, Holdrege, NE, 1983-1987

First Evangelical Free Church in Bradenton, FL, 1979-1983




National Church Planting Catalyst, Evangelical Free Church of Canada (P-T), 2010 - 2015

Professional ministry coach and coach trainer (P-T), 2008 – present

Professional church planter assessor and assessment trainer (P-T), 2008-present

Regional Minister for the Upper Mississippi Region of the North American Baptist Conference, 2003-2007

District Superintendent, Lower Pacific District of the Evangelical Free Church of Canada, 1995-1998

National Director of Church Planting for the Evangelical Free Church of America, 1991-1993

Associate Superintendent for the Midwest District of the Evangelical Free Church of America, 1987-1991; 1995-1998




Instructor of Record for the Church Planting Boot Camp class, ACTS, Trinity Western University, Langley, BC, Canada, 2010-2013      

Adjunct Faculty, North American Baptist Seminary, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, (2005)

Adjunct and Part-time Faculty, Associated Canadian Theological Schools, Trinity Western University, Langley, BC, Canada, 1997-1998; 2011 - 2014

Associate Director of Student Services, Dean of Men and Instructor, Miami Christian College, Miami, FL, 1978-1979

Dean of Students and Instructor, Vancouver Bible College, Surrey, BC, Canada, 1977-1978




Married: February 16, 1974, to Martha (Marty) Worley

Family: 3 adult married daughters and 5 grandchildren

Ordained with the Evangelical Free Church of America, 1980




Walking, Reading, Writing, Personal web site, Being the best grandfather




Conversion Story: Although I grew up in a home where going to church on Sunday morning was the habit, I have no recollection of ever hearing the gospel of Christ and salvation by grace through faith alone. When I left home for college, I did not have an interest in attending church, but still had a growing awareness that I needed God in my life. At the age of 19, I was invited by a friend to attend a church youth retreat. After seeking God through prayer and reading John 10:9-10, I received Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord. It has now been over 50 years of walking with God and growing in Christ, and I will forever praise Him for His grace and faithfulness.


I met my wonderful wife Marty as a college student while attending a summer camp in Colorado sponsored by Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. We had a "long-distance" letter writing relationship over the next 3 years during which our love for the Lord and for one another grew, and we were married on February 16, 1974, in Kennebunkport, ME. She is from Maine and was working as a schoolteacher in Wells, ME, after completing a year of seminary at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.


Call to Ministry: After coming to know Jesus as my Lord and Savior, I was discipled through Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. As I grew in Christ, I developed a love for teaching the Word of God and for making disciples. My call to ministry became clear at an Urbana Missions Conference. After more schooling, God led me to attend Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where I pursued full-time ministry through the M.Div. program and a call to ministry from God was confirmed.   God led me first to college student ministry and then, after two-years, into my first church pastorate in a church plant. Over some 38 years of ministry, God has led me into local church, district, national and Kingdom-based ministries in the US and Canada. In my journey with the Lord, we have lived in Texas, Illinois, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, British Columbia in Canada and in Washington State.




Trained in Interim Pastor Ministry

Interim Pastor Ministries (IPM) Coaching Summit workshop presenter

Trained in ministry coaching

Trained and certified as a coach for Natural Church Development

Proven experience in recruiting, assessing, training, coaching and placing church planters and pastors

Trained and experienced as an assessor in the Church Planter Assessment Center process

Trained and experienced as an assessor in the Behavioral Interview method of church planter assessment

Served on the development team of T-Net International (Disciple-making Training Center)

Developed and served as the lead trainer of the Church Planting Track of T-Net International

Conducted several strategic planning events in local churches