The Chara Ministry Advisory Board:
Lynn Bryant- Lynn has a passion to know Jesus and to make Him known! For the past ten years she has served as the director of Athens First United Methodist Church's International Student Ministry where she has ministered to hundreds of international college students and scholars from around the world. Previously, she served as the coordinator of prayer ministry in her home church and was actively involved in prison ministry for a number of years. In 2004, Lynn invited Angel to give a testimony to her international Bible study group about healing prayer and realized there was much need for healing in her own life! She subsequently participated in multiple healing prayer sessions and received emotional/spiritual healing related to deep-seated family issues. As a result, significant relationships were restored and Lynn discovered new freedom in Christ that enhanced her ministry too! Since that time, she has obtained training in various healing prayer courses and in spiritual direction. In 2011, Lynn sensed God calling her to join the Chara Ministry team. He is using her administrative and pastoring gifts to further the vision of Chara.
Lynn is a native Athenian and retired from the University of Georgia after 32 years of service. She and Dwayne, her husband of over 30 years, have two grown children, Andy and Michelle, and a grandson who is their pride and joy!
Lisa Mason- Lisa’s passion is to minister life and freedom in Christ Jesus and to see captives set free through healing and wholeness. To be a part of a ministry that believes that “God has the power and desire to renew our minds so that we can know His truths, walk victoriously, and embrace the abundance He has for our lives” is a joy and a privilege.
Her life verse is, “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (I Thessalonians 5:16). One of her favorite quotes is, “If you would live in victory…you must refuse to be dominated by the seen and the felt.” (Amy Carmichael).
Lisa taught elementary school for a total of ten years and loves children and students of all ages. In addition, she was a campus minister for ten years, most of which were served alongside her husband and partner in ministry, Lee Mason, on the University of Georgia campus. They also ministered to the young adults/young families at The Church of the Apostles in Atlanta prior to their move back to Athens to plant a church, Classic City Community Church, in 2008. The church’s mission is to honor the greatness of Jesus Christ by growing spiritually, living authentically, and participating in His purposes, and they are emblazoned to see Athens and the surrounding area changed for eternity! Lisa and Lee have two sons, Daniel and Zander, who are delights to their souls and lives.
Rev. Lee Mason, Senior Pastor
Classic City Church
(The Chara Ministry is held accountable to the spiritual covering and direction of Rev. Lee Mason.)
Rev. Carolyn Moore, Senior Pastor
Mosaic United Methodist Church, Augusta, Georgia
Bart Scarborough, Director
Athens Area Younglife, Athens, Georgia