Lawrence and Courtney Sharrett

“What He says we will do, where He sends we will go; never fear, only trust and obey” (words from the hymn, "Trust & Obey").

Lawrence and Courtney were married in 2009 and have had hearts to serve together in Bulgaria and Eastern Europe since then.  For Courtney, it was through her love of music, in the words above, that God granted her peace in 2008 about marriage and mission with Lawrence.  For Lawrence, he sensed the call of God to serve with Athletes in Action in 2004.

As TAP Partners, the Sharretts are currently focused on getting additional preparation for cross-cultural ministry. Lawrence is completing a Masters of Divinity at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Courtney is auditing courses at TEDS, as well as doing more undergraduate study. The Sharretts are members of First Presbyterian Church of Bristol, Tennessee, where Lawrence is continuing the ordination process.

The Sharretts, along with their young daughter, Julianna, are staying involved with work in Bulgaria and Eastern Europe.  Their particular interests include a focus on church planting, the role of the local church in the context of God’s mission, and seeking to cultivate dialogue, especially around God’s mission, between the Bulgarian Evangelical Alliance and the Bulgarian Orthodox Church.  The Sharretts see themselves as “wounded healers” who are growing to recognize God uses brokenness and authenticity to touch lives.  They are grateful for this time of continuing preparation and discernment, together with leaders of The Antioch Partners and their home church (First Presbyterian Church of Bristol, TN), as they explore and discover how God is answering their prayer, “Here we are, Lord; send us!”

To donate by check to the Sharrett’s Support:

Make checks payable to The Antioch Partners, write “Sharrett Support” on memo line and mail to:

7132 Portland Ave., Suite 136
Richfield, MN, 55423