All about Carl & Lois

Carl and Lois Sexton have served as church planting missionaries for 30 years with the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism Inc.  The ABWE organization has over 1,000 missionaries in 85 countries and has served as a missionary sending agency for over 90 years.  The Sextons have served as missionaries with ABWE since 1985.  The Sextons’ first missionary assignment was in the country of Argentina where they served as church planters for 15 years.

The Sextons are part of the ABWE-USA Hispanic ministries team which works together to equip Hispanic churches to plant new churches.  The dynamic seminar, Good Soil Evangelism and Discipleship, has caused revivals in many parts of the USA.   For eight years Carl has invested much ministry time as a volunteer chaplain in overseeing chapel services, evangelism and discipleship of professional baseball players with the Miami Marlins.   God has also opened a unique door of opportunity for them to impact churches and schools in Haiti especially in the North West Desert Region over the past six years.  Their Water for Kids in the Desert project continues to successfully provide more and more water sources in the middle of the desert for thousands of Haitians.  Their spiritual coaching ministry to other missionaries and ministry leaders has rescued gifted servants of the Lord and launched them back into successful ministry to impact the world. 

The Sextons have three boys.  Two were born in Argentina.  They all speak Spanish fluently and have been used to minister to Spanish speaking people here in the USA.  The Sextons are also blessed to have three grand daughters.

In 2003 Carl and Lois started a Spanish speaking church here in the USA in Lake Worth, Florida which is now operating independently with an all Hispanic leadership and a Hispanic Pastor.  The church consists of Hispanics from many different Central and South American countries.  

During their missionary service in Argentina, from 1987 to 2002, the Sextons helped start two churches in the interior of the province of Buenos Aires and three churches in the suburbs of the capital city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The last church they started in Argentina has assisted in starting three other churches.

Carl was born in Salina, Kansas. His home church is Village Bible Church where his parents still attend. He accepted Christ when he was 5 years old in his mother's Child Evangelism Fellowship club in their home. He later reaffirmed his understanding of the Gospel at the Rural Bible Crusade Youth Camp when he was eight. He attended Grace Christian High School in Salina, Kansas and then studied for the ministry at Citadel Bible College in Arkansas where he graduated with a B.S. degree in Bible/Missions in 1982. God called him to be a missionary during a missionary conference at Citadel in 1977. Carl ministered as an assistant pastor for two years at Barton Rd. Baptist Church in West Palm Beach

Lois was born in New York, but was raised in northern Indiana. Her father was the pastor of First Baptist Church in Elkhart, Indiana. Her grandfather was a circuit-riding preacher in Canada in the 1930's and later a pastor in the USA.  Lois accepted the Lord as her Savior at home at the age of 5. Later she reconfirmed her faith in the Gospel after attending an evangelistic meeting. She attended Elkhart Baptist Christian School from 6th through 12th grades. She later studied at Liberty University and Cedarville College where she graduated in 1983 with a degree in Elementary Education. Lois sensed the Lord calling her to foreign missions during a missions trip to Argentina in 1983.  Lois taught kindergarten for one year in a Christian School in Michigan and for two years at Elkhart Baptist Christian School.

Carl and Lois met at First Baptist Church in Elkhart Indiana in 1984 while Carl was taking an evangelism training program. They were married in 1985, accepted as missionaries with ABWE, studied at the Rio Grande and Missionary Language Institute for one year and then moved to Argentina, South America to serve as church planting missionaries in July of 1987.   

Thank you for your prayers for the Sextons as they continue to serve the Hispanics in the USA by Sharing the Story of Hope, Building Communities of Faith, and Serving the World in Love.  They depend on people like you for partnership with them in prayer and in monthly financial support.  Missionaries with ABWE must raise 100% of their missionary financial support from churches and individuals who commit to a monthly financial donation.  Anyone who partners with the Sextons in prayer and or financially is contributing to the end result of souls being saved.  Lives are being transformed.  Spiritual leaders are being trained.  Churches are being planted.  Missionaries are being sent out to impact the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  To God be the glory!