Reverend Dr. Caroline Franks is an ordained elder in the Global Methodist Church. Dr. Franks also serves on the Board of Ordained Ministry for the Global Methodist Church, North Carolina Provisional Annual Conference, and is the new Presiding Elder for the High Point District GMC.  She has been in ministry, alongside her spouse, for over 25 years. She is an experienced female pastor and speaker with a calling to teach and preach the good news of Christ’s work, to restore God’s people back to the Wesleyan Biblical core roots of the early church, to fulfill the mission of the church by creating a holistic environment that reaches cross culturally, and to incorporate life, vigor, stability, and active participation in the Word of God and to become a people of worship.

Dr. Franks also carries a passion to creatively teach and intentionally disciple individuals for the kingdom of God by shepherding and spiritually directing them to formational practices of the early church: learning to embody Scripture, to communicate intimately with the Triune God through prayer, to break bread together, and to live in deep fellowship with Jesus Christ and one another.

Developing authentic relationships, creating a posture of worship, and spiritually directing individuals toward knowing Jesus Christ has allowed her to become an adaptive learner for the glory of God. Dr. Franks is gifted in Communicating, Teaching, Preaching, Discipleship, Shepherding, Counseling, Organizing, and Serving. She has preached and led conferences throughout North Carolina and Texas.

Dr. Franks grew up as a preacher’s kid in the UMC and also had the privilege of working alongside her father and mentor, the late Reverend James A. Raines, as the first father-daughter, co-pastor team for two years.

She was married for 28 years to a Worship Pastor and has two beautiful children, Manning who is married to Kimme and Farrelle who just graduated from college. Recently, Dr. Franks became a widow but gives God the glory for each day she had to care for and journey with her spouse. She loves to read, write, exercise, drink coffee with friends, build relationships in Christ, and walk along the ocean shore.

Dr. Franks earned her Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry in Spiritual Formation/Spiritual Direction for Ministry Leaders from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. Dr. Franks is thrilled to begin this new journey with and alongside the members of Mt. Vernon GMC and trusts wholeheartedly that as we give God the glory through this transition, he will be faithful to complete a good work in us. Praise his holy name!