Carrie Ballentine

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Years ago, as a little girl, Carrie dreamed of becoming a wife and mother.  A lover of Hallmark movies, she waited and longed for her happily ever after, completely sure that it would be her Cinderella dream that would complete her.  Years later, married to her best friend John and up to her eyeballs in motherhood, homeschooling, laundry, cleaning, and a part time job, God began to graciously reveal to her that only He would complete her.  By His grace, He showed her His perfect and sovereign plan for her life.  That He had written her story and would hold her and guide her through each and every step of her life.  Through a series of both difficult and wonderful events, God drew Carrie into a closer and deeper intimacy with Himself, and she is forever grateful.  She continues to find that “in His presence there is fullness of joy; at His right hand are pleasures forevermore” (Psalm 16:11).

Carrie graduated from Columbia College with a degree in Elementary Education only to ever teach her own children at home!  She has been singing since she was a little girl and God began opening doors in college for her to sing and lead worship around the state.  Passionate about worship, Carrie considers it an absolute joy and privilege to be an instrument in leading people to the throne of God.  She has a heart for real, authentic worship and community and is so thankful that we can “approach God’s throne with grace and confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need” (Hebrews 4:16).

Carrie, John, and their kids, Jacob, Anna Greer, Ben, and Lolly attend Columbia Crossroads Church in Columbia, SC where she served as worship leader for over a decade.  Additionally, Carrie has had the privilege of leading worship at numerous women’s events and conferences.

Carrie desires to come alongside women as they pursue a deepening intimacy with God and seek healing and wholeness found in Christ and Christ alone.

Carrie has been blessed with the friendship of amazing and inspiring women with whom she journeys through this life.  She began singing and ministering with one of those dear friends, Kerri Roberts, almost 20 years ago.  Together they lead Called Worship.