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“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as stewards of God’s varied grace.”

1 PETER 4:10

Barry Chartier

Barry has been a Christian 50 years after accepting Christ at age 14. He has two sons a daughter and four grandchildren. Barry lost his wife Marcia of 51 years in 2013. He married Sheri Syler Chartier in 2018.

Barry worked 32 years in Law Enforcement. After retiring, he started and operated a private investigation business. He closed his office in 2003, however continues to do a few investigations.

After closing the investigations office, Barry started volunteering his time for Christian service. He started and continues to head up a program that assists elderly, widows and single moms with minor house hold needs and repairs. Barry has held several positions in the Churches he has attended. He has served on the Missions Team and the Short-Term Missions Team at Whittier Area Community Church (WACC) in Whittier California. Barry has been involved in several short-term mission trips in Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico and the Bahamas. Barry has been involved in the Bahamas since 2003. Barry loves to minister to others and show the love of God through service and sharing His Word.

David Witworth

David has a deep passion and commitment for inspiring, equipping, and empowering disciple-makers of Kingdom-building ministries. He is the President of One Kingdom Mission, a non-profit committed teaching and training pastors and laity in being servant leaders in God’s mission.

David has the privilege of serving as the Bishop Cornelius and Dorothye Henderson Chair and E. Stanley Jones assistant Professor of Evangelism at the Interdenominational Theological Center as well as the United Methodist Strategic Initiatives Liaison at Gammon Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia. David is married to Tammy and they have two lovely daughters. One of their great joys is traveling and sharing in cross-cultural experiences.

Sheri Syler Chartier

She has studied many of the major religions of the world. Sheri became an ordained minister of the Christian Church of Antioch in 1991. Sheri believes in Karazim’s mission as faithful disciples of Jesus Christ that serves to bring light and love to the people of the Caribbean.

Sheri lived and worked in Australia for 15 years after migrating there from Chicago with her family during her teens. She returned to the U.S. and has lived in Los Angeles since 1976. She has managed law firms and accounting firms, served as a C-level executive of several businesses from software to fashion, and now runs her own marketing consulting firm.

Sheri serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for foster children in Los Angeles. She attends Whittier Area Community Church (WACC) in Whittier, California. Sheri married Barry Chartier in 2018.

Darrell Smith

Darrell was born and raised in the Altgeld Gardens housing development and in the Englewood community on Chicago’s south side. He is one of nine children.

Darrell graduated from Chicago Vocational High School.Graduated from Regis University in Denver Colorado.
Earned a B.S in Economics and Business Administration 1981.
Earned a Masters in Finance from Governors State University 1989.
Graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College 1994.

In addition to running a successful practice at Merrill Lynch since 1994, Darrell has served as a Lieutenant Colonel U.S Army Reserves and Adjunct Professor of U.S Military History at the University of Illinois Chicago.

Member of Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity.
Member of Wheaton Christian Center Board of Directors.

Darrell lives in Pinecrest Florida with his wife Catherine, son Jackson and daughter Mikhaila.

John Riley

As a motivational speaker and humorist, John reaches thousands each year. His teachings have spanned the globe, encompassing 22 countries and totaling more than 10,500 times over the course of nearly 4 decades. Born in the small town of Abbeville, Alabama, he was taught early on about the importance of hard honest work and building lasting relationships.

He went on to play football for Auburn University and was drafted by Oakland. When his football career came to a sudden end in 1970, John explored the business world. After six years he answered the calling deep down inside and began speaking full-time. He has been teaching companies how to incorporate those honest values that he learned so long ago into building lasting working relationship with each other as well as the companies they work with.

John has received countless awards and recognition, but nothing is as rewarding to him as when he is sharing the simple but important principles of living with a group of people. He has spoken for multiple companies in all parts of the world. He does team building and coaching for some of the most recognized brands. John is sure to stir and motivate anyone who is looking to excel and reach to new heights within themselves and the world around them.

Pam Taylor

Pam is one who is passionate about helping others find hope, purpose, and empowerment in their lives. She believes that this can only happen through belief and trust in Christ. The people of the Caribbean hold a special place in her heart. She was captivated by their genuine hunger to learn about Christ. Pam’s greatest desire is to help lead people to Christ and to show compassion to those in need.

Pam served as a teacher, counselor and administrator in Alabama schools for over 25 years. After her retirement from education, she worked as a sales representative and consultant for an international textbook company and a school fundraising company. Pam holds a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and a master’s degree in guidance and counseling with a master’s certification in school administration.

Pam has two daughters and four grandchildren. She was married for 41 years to her husband, Mike, who died in 2016. Pam lives in Abbeville, Alabama.

Ed Berry

Ed describes himself as a struggling disciple of Jesus Christ.  Through God’s generous mercy, Ed has received many blessings.  Sharing these blessings and his love of God through mission work and support is what Ed believes God intends for him to do.

He has two daughters who love the Lord and are his greatest blessings in life.  His wife of 37 years passed away in 2004.   Ed owns a farm in Louisiana and is a partner and manager of a cotton gin in Alabama.  He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force as an aircraft maintenance officer and was honorably discharged in 1972.

Ed graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in agribusiness and served nine years on the Farm Service Administration.  Presently, he serves on various committees at Abbeville United Methodist Church and is a board director for the Chamber of Commerce and the Boys and Girls Club.

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Karazim Ministries
1777 Venice Lane # 136 ,
Miami, Florida 33181

954-234-2411 – USA
242-373-1840 – Bahamas office

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