Connecting people to the needs of orphans and widows around the globe.
Sara Beth Fentress, founder of 127 Worldwide Inc., brings fifteen years of non-profit experience and seventeen years of ministry experience to the organization. She is a graduate of Carson Newman University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. God has grown a passion in her heart for orphan care, advocacy, and discipleship.Through networks in the international missions and non-profit sectors, Sara Beth has connected with national ministry leaders and international missionaries who desperately need a voice and connected them to influential circles in order to create awareness and facilitate change. Creating awareness to facilitate change – this is the heartbeat of Sara Beth. In what little free time she finds, Sara Beth loves to travel, read, and write. She is also not ashamed to admit that she has quite the collection of international toiletries, office supplies, and Starbucks mugs. Sara Beth lives in Raleigh, NC.
Bryan and Stephanie Proctor have been married for eleven years. They have been serving actively on church staff for twelve years in Kentucky. The Proctor’s have three children. They believe that ministry opportunities thrive best in an environment of healthy networks and relationships. The Proctors have been able to build a strong network of ministry partners throughout the United States.Bryan and Stephanie are excited to serve with 127 Worldwide and share their adoption story with the world. The hope is that this will create an awareness that will help connect people with the needs of orphans and widows around the globe. In their free time, The Proctors proudly cheer on the Kentucky Wildcats, and they are raising their children to do the same.
Stephen Britton joined the 127 Worldwide staff in September of 2015. He and his wife Christy were married in August of 1998. They currently live in Wake Forest, NC with their 4 boys. Stephen is pursuing a Master’s degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. They have a heart for discipleship and hospitality. After visiting 127 Worldwide partners in Kenya & Uganda in June of 2015, a passion was ignited in their hearts for orphans, widows, and vulnerable children. They knew that God was leading them to come on staff full time. The Brittons are excited to begin their journey with 127 Worldwide. They are eager to make many return visits to Africa.
The Brittons consider Louisiana to be home. They are big LSU Tiger fans and they love to cook Cajun food.
Amanda Walton Amanda Walton began working for 127 Worldwide in April of 2016. From an early age, the Lord began to shape her heart to serve the orphans and widows of the world. In 1985 she heard the USA for Africa charity single “We Are the World” and immediately asked her mom if she could use her allowance to help children in Africa. In 2010, Amanda had an opportunity to tangibly live out James 1:27 when God called her to leave behind her career in higher education at her alma mater, University of the Cumberlands, to live and serve among the beautiful people of western Kenya. She brings 10 years of professional experience in recruitment, as well as non-profit ministry experience to 127 Worldwide.
Born and raised in East Tennessee, Amanda is a proud farm girl at heart and loves helping out with the family pumpkin business. She inherited the gift of hospitality from her mother, so you will always find a home cooked meal, peanut M&M’s and a comfy guest bed at her home in Kennesaw,GA.
127 Board of Directors
Seth Wise, Board Chairman
Power Secure, Raleigh, NC
Jackie Wild, Board Secretary
JWild Photography, Wichita, KS
Redemption Church, Huntington, WV
Woodford Christian School, Frankfort, KY
University of the Cumberlands, Williamsburg, KY
Schneider Electric, Raleigh, NC
Sara Beth Fentress
127 Worldwide, Inc., Raleigh, NC