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CURTIS & CAROLYN LOFTIN


Information
• Curtis graduated Appalachian State University, Boone, NC with a BS in Intermediate Education, and a
     concentration in Math.  After teaching for 30 years, Curtis retired in December 2004.
• Carolyn graduated Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, with a major in Spanish, and currently
     teaches high school Spanish in Catawba County, NC.
• Married 35 years (1975)
• 2 Children
• 2 Grandchildren

Curtis' Licenses & Ordinations
1. Mathis Chapel Baptist Church, Catawba NC, 28609 – License Certificate   (June 4, 1972)
2. Newton Conover Christian Fellowship, Claremont, NC – License Certificate   (September 29, 1985)
3. Newton Conover Christian Fellowship, Claremont, NC – Ordination   (March 29, 1987)
4. New Horizon Ministries, Claremont, NC – Ordination   (June 4, 1989)
5. Word of Life Christian Center, Conover, NC – Ordination   (August 25, 1991)
6. Healing Springs Church, Hickory, NC – Ordination
7. Olive Branch Ministries, Newton, NC – License & Ordination   (April 3, 1993)

Music Minister & Psalmist (Curtis)
1. Victory Cathedral, Conover, NC – June 1977 to January 1981
2. Word of Life Christian Center, Newton, NC – May 1981 to December 1982
3. Newton Conover Christian Fellowship, Claremont, NC – May 1983 to June 1990
4. Word of Life Christian Center, Newton, NC – October 1990 to December 1991
5. Olive Branch Congregation, Newton, NC – April 1992 to December 1997
6. Gates of Praise Messianic Fellowship, Crouse, NC – August 2001 to 2005
7. Beit Yeshua, Lincolnton, NC - August 2005 to present

Congregation Leaders
1. Gates of Praise - Lincolnton, NC (2001 - 2005)
2. Beit Yeshua - Lincolnton, NC (2005 to present) (previously known as Gates of Praise)

Additional Ministry Leadership (Curtis)
1. Victory Cathedral, Newton, NC (Elder)
2. Newton Conover Christian Fellowship, Claremont, NC (Elder)
3. New Horizon Ministries, Newton, NC (Elder)
4. Love For His People, Charlotte, NC (Board member)

Dance Troop Directors
1. Newton Conover Christian Fellowship (1987 – 1990)
2. Word of Life Christian Center (1990 – 1991)
3. Olive Branch Congregation (1991 – 1997)
4. Covenant Bible Church, Lincolnton, NC (1999 – 2003)
5. Machol Dance Ministries (2003 - Present)

Dance & Jewish-Roots Conferences & Classes
1. First Methodist Church, Conover, NC, (2000) Israeli Folk Dance
2. Resurrection Family Church, Hickory, NC  (2001) Israeli Folk Dance
3. Young Women of the Word, Lincolnton, NC (2001) Israeli Folk Dance
4. Practical Applications of Praise and Worship, Covenant Bible Church, Lincolnton, NC (2001) "Praise, Worship & Dance"
5. Flag and Tabret Workshop, Covenant Bible Church, Lincolnton, NC (2002) (for Children's Department)
6. Zion Center for Worship & Arts, Charlotte, NC -- "Dance Camp" (2002, 2003, 2004, 2007 – summer conferences)
7. Catawba County Home School Co-op, Gateway Baptist Church, Newton, NC (2009) Israeli Folk Dance
8. Freedom Church, Lincolnton, NC, Pastor Eric Reel "The Jewish Roots of Christianity" (2009)
9. Hebrew Aleph-Bet Class, Catawba, NC (2007, 2008, 2009)
10. Lincolnton Campus of Gaston College, Lincolnton, NC, "Old Testament", Eric Reel (Passover Seder) (2009)
11. Vision For Israel Hanukkah Celebration, Charlotte, NC (2009) Israeli Folk Dance
12. Cornerstone Church, Maiden, NC, Pastor Jonathan Foster "The Jewish Roots of Christianity" (2010)

Curtis’ Public School Experience
1. Sherrills Ford Elementary School, Catawba County, 1975 - 1976
2. Catawba Middle School, Catawba County, 1976 - 1999
3. River Bend Middle School, Catawba County, 1999 – 2005    (Currently retired after 30 years)

Carolyn's Work Experience
1. Fred T. Ford High School (Spanish Teacher)
2. Claremont Elementary School (Teacher Assistant)
3. Shufford Elementary School (P.E. Teacher)
4. St. Stephens High School (Spanish Teacher)
5. Tree of Life Christian Academy (Teacher)
6. Newton Conover Christian Academy (Principal & Teacher)
7. Basset Furniture (Receptionist)
8. Newton Conover Middle School (Teacher)
9. Newton Conover High School (Teacher)
10. U.S. Postal Service (Rural Mail Carrier)
11. Citi-Financial (District Secretary)
12. Catawba County Public Library
13. Bunker Hill High School (Spanish Teacher)
 

(Below)  Curtis at the Biltmore House in Asheville, NC

(Below)  Carolyn & Curtis, July 2008


(Below)  Carolyn & Curtis, December 2009
with their children and grandchildren