Women’s Ministry

Mission Statement:

The women’s ministry of Christ The King, exists under the Session, so that all women in every season of life may know Christ personally and endeavor to extend the Kingdom at home, church, workplace, community and world.

Vision Statement:

Our mission is to minister to and equip women through Bible studies, fellowship, in-reach, outreach and other opportunities to develop authentic relationships with Christ and others.


The Women’s Prayer Group meets the first Friday of each month at Holly Burrus’ home from 10-11:30 am.

Upcoming Events

CTK Women’s Ministry Presents: “Summer in the Psalms – A Lunchtime Series”. We will meet every Wednesday (May 29-July 3) from 11-1pm in the Fellowship Hall. Bring your own lunch. We will be covering assorted chapters in PSALMS FOR YOU by Christopher Ash (you may purchase this ahead of time online wherever books are sold).

As well as :
Fitness & Fellowship beginning Thursday, May 16th. 9:00am-10:30am led by Leigh Williams.
Classes are structured for all levels of physical abilityall levels for ages 13 & up with a focus on safety and encouragement.◦We will be doing some stretching, low impact aerobics using light resistance training (bring your own light weights & a exercise mat) as well as types of barre workout.

Leigh Williams, B.S. Dance Education, East Carolina University
Leigh has been leading group fitness classes for 29 years and she is passionate about helping women achieve and maintain physical health while enjoying uplifting fellowship.

Women’s Ministry Leaders:


Crystal Friant

Crystal has a heart to see other women grow in their relationship with the Lord. Christ redeemed her in 1998 and since then she has sought to read and understand the Word in order to serve and teach others about Jesus.

Thursday Night Bible Study leaders:


Kara Childs

Kara grew up in Wilmington, NC. She married her high school sweetheart, Nathan, in 1999. They have 2 girls, Kierstin and Kailee, and are happy to be part of the ministry of Christ the King. Kara has worked as a Bookkeeper for her family owned business since 1997. In 2005 she felt called to begin the journey of homeschooling. By God’s grace it’s been a grand adventure. Kara began battling with chronic pain in 2011 and after 2 neck surgeries is limited on much activity. However, she is thankful for a husband that keeps her laughing and the women’s ministry that allows her to serve where she’s able.


Holly Moore

Holly grew up in Hendersonville, NC. She graduated from Erskine College, where she met her husband Blake. They have been married for 27 years.

After working for 26 years at Bonclarken Conference Center, the Lord brought Holly to Wilmington in 2020. By God’s providential hand, Hollyand Blake were led to Christ the King and consider it a privilege to serve alongside their fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.

Wednesday Morning Bible Study Leaders:

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Sandy Barton

Things I love: Jesus, my husband of 30+ years, my four adult children, and living on the NC coast. Things I enjoy: reading, writing, long conversations, hospitality, gardening, and coastal living. Things I detest: heat, humidity, exercise, and seafood.


Anamarie Pattison

Anamarie grew up in NOVA (Northern Virginia), where she was a member of the  local PCA church for more than twenty-five years.  By God’s grace she grew up in a Christian home and came to saving faith in Christ at an early age.  Since childhood she has been learning to rejoice in her sufferings, knowing that God sovereignly sanctifies His children through the God-ordained trials of this life.  Romans 5:3-5 has been particularly encouraging to her.  In these verses we are reminded that followers of Christ can “rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”

Anamarie attended Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia where she met, and later married her husband, Tim.  She and Tim have five children and have been living in Wilmington for over ten years.  It has been an honor and our pleasure to have been a part of Christ the King since its inception. She enjoys reading on several topics, baking (especially when it turns out well), making her own tinctures, foraging for nutrition sake, going to the beach and traveling with the family.  Tim serves as an elder and she works with the Wednesday morning women’s Bible study.  We enjoy practicing hospitality, especially over a good meal.  We hope to get to know you better!

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