Great Commission Catalysts stand ready to serve N.C. Baptist churches, pastors and associational mission strategists with ministry needs that arise. They connect you to resources and information to help reach your community, mobilize your church to engage the nations, send and give to missions, and more.
Your Great Commission Catalyst can answer questions or direct you to a ministry strategist within 24 hours, when possible. Get in touch with your catalyst whenever you need.
Great Commission Catalyst, Regions 3 & 4, Mission Catalysts Group[email protected]
Great Commission Catalyst, Regions 3 & 4, Mission Catalysts Group
Barry Murry serves a regional mission catalyst with the Baptist state convention.
Prior to joining the state convention in January 2022, Barry served the Lord for 21 years as a pastor, church planter and church planting catalyst in Maine and North Carolina.
Barry graduated from Guilford College in Greensboro with a bachelor’s degree in business management and later earned a master of divinity in North American church planting from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Barry and his wife, Missy, have four children and are returning to eastern North Carolina where Barry grew up.
Ministry Assistant, Mission Catalysts Group[email protected]
Ministry Assistant, Mission Catalysts Group
Patti Cardwell serves as a ministry assistant for the Mission Catalysts group. She has been on staff at the Baptist state convention since April 2008.
Patti graduated from the University of Louisville with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance.
She and her husband, Kevin, are members of First Baptist Church in Cary, North Carolina, and participate with the Gideons Auxiliary/Gideons International.
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Statewide Asian Catalyst, Mission Catalysts Group[email protected]
Sammy Joo serves as the statewide Asian catalyst for the Mission Catalyst group. He has been on staff at the Baptist state convention since 2007.
Sammy is a graduate of Handong Global University in Pohang, South Korea; Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky; and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina.
Previously, Sammy served Korean churches in South Korea and multiethnic churches in the United States as a worship leader, youth pastor and college pastor. He also served in international student ministry in the Triangle area and on the convention’s Collegiate Partnership Team from 2007-2016.
Sammy’s desire is to equip next generation leaders among Asian communities and connect Asian American churches to fulfill the Great Commission.
Sammy and his wife, Debbie, have four children. Sammy loves to play guitar.
Statewide Hispanic Catalyst, Mission Catalysts Group[email protected]
Statewide Hispanic Catalyst, Mission Catalysts Group
Amaury Santos serves as the statewide Hispanic catalyst for the Mission Catalyst group.
Originally from the Dominican Republic, Amaury received Jesus as Lord and Savior at the age of 14 through the witness of a Christian friend. He became the first evangelical believer in a mostly Catholic family.
By age 16, Amaury felt the consuming desire to teach God’s Word. Amaury has served in ministry in a variety of capacities, including pastor and church planter in the Dominican Republic and the United States.
Amaury served as a language church planting missionary with the Florida Baptist Convention in partnership with the North American Mission Board.
Amaury has a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering from the Dominican Republic, a master’s degree in theological studies from Liberty University, and a doctor of education degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He lives in North Carolina with his wife, Virginia, and his three sons.