I am a South Carolina girl, “where tea is sweet and accents are sweeter.” Yet, my life with Jesus is sweetest of all.
I realized at a young age, God’s calling was claiming my life for ministry. The path to ministry first emerged as a stay-at-home wife and mom. While ministering to my husband and children, I learned how to study the Bible and fell in love with Jesus, the Bible, and the high-school girls I taught in Sunday School.
Continuing my studies in God’s Word, I trained as a Bible Study leader through Precept Ministries and Restoration Bible School to host studies by Kay Arthur, along with other leading Bible Studies and authors.
As my children grew, I studied interior design which led me to owning and operating an interior design and decorating business for thirty plus years. Merging my design and Bible study skills, along with my passion to illuminate Jesus to women of all ages and in all life-stages and circumstances, I became Carolyn Marlowe Ministries. Carolyn Marlowe Ministries is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) offering Bible Studies, Video-based Courses, life-giving resources, Speaking and Teaching Events, along with community in Illume [edify, inspire, and nurture] Women, who illume others to walk with Jesus.
Jesus spoke, “I am the Light of the world. Follow Me and you will possess the Light, which illumines Life.” –John 8:12 [emphasis mine]
My husband, Kent, and I were high school sweet hearts and married when we were barely twenty. We reside in South Carolina, where we both serve in our local church fellowship, Hope Church. Our lives are full with two daughters, two sons-in-love, and six outstanding grandchildren.
My Rescue became My Mission
As a young, vivacious teenager, I accepted Christ as my Savior. With no discipleship, mentoring, or even a Bible Study Teacher, I started studying the Bible in my early twenties. Words leapt from the pages into my heart to compel me to search for understanding and clarity. I saw and experienced Jesus as His Spirit helped me live His words. When I learned fresh revelation from the Holy Spirit, I was also compelled to share the illumination with others. Teaching in the church, speaking at women’s events, and discipleship and ministry to women has proven to be my calling for about four decades. And, I see no stopping. I don’t claim to be an expert theologian or a profound communicator, I am just a willing vessel who has studied in Higher Education Bible Schools and believe my Teacher gift to the Church is for illuminating Jesus to women, who will illume [edify, inspire, and nurture] others.
Now, I ask, “What is your mission? What are the gifts His Spirit has given you to walk and mature in the Light and Life of Jesus, and to share with others? I encourage you not abandon or neglect those gifts to or in you, or His mission through you. But, to discover and shine in those gifts, and to do greater works by His power planted and growing in you!
Most Used Study Bible: Although more than twenty Bibles rest on my desk and bookshelves, I rely on the English Standard Version, The Complete Jewish Bible, and the Annotated Study Bible for most parts of my studies.
Carolyn Marlowe Ministries’ [aka CMM] mission statement comes from John 8:12 where Jesus spoke, “I am the Light of the world. Follow Me and you will possess the Light, who illumines Life” [emphasis mine].
CMM offers various resources to help you follow and know Jesus. Our hope and prayer is for each person to live, walk, and grow deeper in relationship with God as “He teaches us, illuminates our minds, guards us from evil and error, and guides us into truth.” [See 1 John 2:20-22 AMP – Emphasis mine]
We invite you to stay close. Take advantage of the options we offer in CMM Market, Community, and Events to illume your life with Jesus to living in the Light and Life of His love, joy, peace, hope, and truth.
Carolyn Marlowe Ministries [CMM] is Illuminating Jesus to Women who Illume [edify, inspire, nurture] others. We are all about:
- Resting in Jesus to walk in His peace.
- Attaching to our heavenly Father to live in His love.
- Walking in Holy Spirit to stay in His joy.
- Possessing Jesus’ Light to illume His truth to others.
We carry out this mission via:
- Market: Creating and producing Bible Studies, video/Bible-based courses, Blog/devotionals, and Christ-life-giving resources.
- Community: Securing fellowship with Illume Women [In-person and on Facebook].
- Events: Hosting online and in-person Speaking/Teaching Events to implement studies and Christ-life-giving resources.
Our vision: Illuminating Jesus to Illume [edify, inspire, and nurture] Women to walk with Jesus Christ, attach to our heavenly Father, and live by His Spirit’s love, joy, peace, and truth.
Whether learning to:
- Live new as a Christian
- Walk daily by His Spirit
- Grow deeper to abide in Christ
Why are you in ministry outside the church building?
The most frequently asked question about CMM is, “Why are you in ministry outside a church building?” Carolyn Marlowe Ministries (CMM) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-deductible women’s ministry, alongside the church and other ministries, Illuminating Jesus to women who are living new, walking daily, and growing deeper in Jesus. We also minister to women in need of new lives: those in rescue processes from human trafficking and/or restoring from addictions. People who are living in such environments are usually reached outside the walls of the church. We are commissioned by Jesus in Acts 1 to take the gospel to our friends and family, acquaintances and enemies, and strangers and ungodly people. Every person needs to hear and experience the opportunity to walk with Jesus and know the power of His resurrection Life. Let’s carry this mission and Light up the four corners of our world with His message.