Church Staff

Dr. Kenneth Wayne Locklear

Dr. Kenneth Wayne Locklear accepted the call to ministry in October 1980, receiving his first assignment in March 1981. Dr. Locklear has pastored several churches over the years. The churches and ministries that he enjoyed are listed:

Churches Pastored:

New Philadelphus and Collins Chapel 1981-1984
Pleasant Grove and Fairview 1984-1987
Branch Street 1989-1993
Prospect UMC 2004-Current

New Church Start:

Triad Native American UMC 1993-1999

Other Occupations:

Director of Southeastern Jurisdiction
Native American Ministry 1999-2004


Pembroke State University (BA) 1987
Duke Divinity (MA.Div) 1991
Wesleyan Theological (Doc.Min) 2004

Dr. Kenneth is married to Janet Cummings Locklear and has one son, Phillip Ross Locklear


Rev. Carolyn Cummings-Woriax
Visitation Chaplin


  • Present: Doctoral of Ministry:  Hood Theological Seminary, Salisbury, NC
  • Spiritual Direction Certification: December 12, 2011. Perkins School of Theology of            Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.
  • Clinical Pastoral Education Resident: May 2009, Roper St. Francis Healthcare, Charleston, SC
  • Masters of Social Work: May 2002
  • Bachelor of Social Work: May 1996
  • Master of Art in Education: May 1992
  • Masters of Divinity/Religious Education: May 1987
  • Bachelor of Art in History: May 1983


  • The North Carolina United Methodist Conference June 1990-June 2008
  • New Philadelphus United Methodist Church, Red Springs, NC
  • Trinity Grace United Methodist Church, Fayetteville, NC
  • Trinity Zion United Methodist Church, Rockingham, NC
  • Jerusalem United Methodist Church, Snow Hill, NC
  • Bolton Charge (Bolton, Shiloh, Smith Chapel United Methodist Churches)

Rev. Carolyn Cummings-Woriax is married to Dr. Frank Woriax and has five children, Eric Woriax, Deric Woriax, Kathy Sanderson, Cedric Woriax, and Fredric Woriax, and a host of grandchildren.


To bring the Presence of God to shut-ins at home, rest homes, hospitals, and hospice and to assess their spiritual needs. To assist the best strategy for meeting the needs of the sick, the distressed, the bereaved and those in crisis. To be non-judgmental, to show respect and demonstrate sensitivity to environment, respect confidentiality, be morally and ethically responsible, provide resources, to listen, be compassionate, and to provide pastoral guidance to shut-ins and families. To provide the Sacraments of the Church, Scripture, and Prayer.


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