About Dr. Jeff & Lorie Carrell
In 2004, they were called to Indiana to become the Senior Pastors. They served for 5 years and saw hundreds of decisions for Christ, had 5 services, and 2 campuses.
In 2009, God gave Dr. Jeff and Lorie a vision for the Awakening Church. The vision for the Awakening Church was to be a Word-Spirit Church. As they launched the new church plant, God soon blessed this ministry immensely. They were able to see hundreds of salvations. Pastoring the Awakening Church was more than pastoring a church, it was a call to help Pastor a city. Huntington leaders began to reach out to Dr. Jeff to help address the drug epidemic in the city. Walking along the leaders in the community, Dr. Jeff launched the Indiana Dream Center, a ministry for those dealing with life-controlling issues. So many families were restored, people were given a second chance, and a place to heal and find freedom in Jesus Christ. Dr. Jeff Carrell truly pastored the city of Huntington County and it has been greatly impacted because of he and Lorie's obedience to the Lord.
In 2021, Dr. Jeff and Lorie transitioned from being Senior Pastors to Founding Pastors at the Awakening Church. Throughout the last 29 years of ministry, God has called them to once again launch a new ministry, Souls Matter International (SMI). They are in a season of life where they are ready to give back for all that God has done in their lives. SMI exists for individuals, couples, pastor, and leaders. Over the years, God has allowed them to be apart of seeing lives changed through evangelism. They have also seen many marriages restored through marriage retreats and various counseling sessions. At this season it is now time to support pastors and their families by helping renew and restore hope through Jesus Christ. Launching Souls Matter International is one more step of obedience and expansion for both Dr. Jeff and Lorie.
In this new season, Dr. Jeff and Lorie are excited to build relationships, pour into couples and individuals, and use all they have learned over the years to make a lasting difference.