General Secretary -Evangelist Joann Wearing
Joann B. Wearing was born in Bladen County, North Carolina. She is the daughter of the late Earl Vance and Carrie Lee Bordeaux and the youngest of three siblings. Evangelist Wearing was a member of the Mount Carmel Holy Church of Worship, White Oak, North Carolina under the tutelage of Pastor Lossie M. Baxley. This is where her personal relationship with God was developed.
Upon graduating from Tar Heel High School, she received a scholarship to attend Durham Business College. Pastor Lossie Baxley was very instrumental in helping and encouraging Evangelist Wearing to pursue her educational goals. She graduated from Durham College with honors.
Evangelist Wearing is employed as an Administrative Manager at Duke University Medical Center, Department of Cancer Center Biostatistics. She is married to John Arthur Wearing and they have one lovely daughter, Deborah Lynette Wearing. She is also a mother figure to her nephew, Gregory Wearing.
God saved Evangelist Wearing around the age of twelve. She accepted the call into the ministry in 1987. Presently, she is a licensed Minister with the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, (PAW) Inc. She serves as General Secretary of the North Carolina State Council, 58th Episcopal District of PAW, Bishop Marion E. Wright, Sr., Diocesan. She attends Greater Emmanuel Temple of Grace, 2722 East Main Street, Durham, North Carolina where Bishop Marion E. Wright, Sr. is the Pastor. She serves as Associate Minister, Ministerial Staff Director, Corporate Secretary/Treasurer, Trustee Board member, Altar Counselor and Flock Group Leader. Other positions she has held are: President of the Women’s Ministry, Vice-President of the Pastor’s Aid Auxiliary, Praise Leader and Director of Departmental Operations.
Evangelist Wearing loves the Lord and loves working with and serving the people of God. Her desire is to offer sincere and dedicated service to God and to be a witness in the Kingdom of God.
Evangelist Joann Wearing