David and Angie Outlaw served five years as fulltime career missionaries sharing the gospel and teaching national leaders in Central Asia. Visas became increasingly difficult to obtain for their creative access country. As it became evident that living in Central Asia fulltime was not feasible, David and Angie transitioned to a new role with FWBIM—Global Education Specialists. This role allows them to continue with an “in and out” strategy for Central Asia, which has less than 0.1% evangelical believers. It also allows them to work in Russia, Panama, Cuba, South Korea, and other countries where Free Will Baptists have ministries. David’s primary role focuses on the training of national believers in biblical foundations and ministry principles.
With Nashville as their home base, David and Angie also work with North American churches to raise awareness for missions and a passion for the lost through conferences, events, and services when they are stateside. Angie provides logistical support for David’s teaching and travels, manages the family when he is out of the country, and works to provide opportunities and resources for women, youth, and families to labor together to fulfill the Great Commission.
David was born in Nashville, Tennessee, to longtime Welch College professor, Dr. Stanley Outlaw and his wife Gloria. Growing up in a home that placed such a high value on biblical truth, David came to a saving knowledge of Christ as a young child.
Angie was born in Springfield, Ohio, to Reverend Floyd Wolfenbarger and his wife Yvonne. Their family pastored churches in Ohio and Arkansas exposing her to the love of God and the beauty of the local church. This environment led her to accept Christ as her personal savior at a young age, as well. Angie and her mom moved to Nashville, Tennessee, after the death of her father in 1985. Yvonne worked for Women Nationally Active For Christ (WNAC).
David and Angie were high school sweethearts and served God during their teen years through their local church and various FWB ministries – Truth and Peace, YET Team, and CTS. They went to on Welch College to prepare for ministry. They married in 1992 committing to serve the Lord together “whenever and wherever.”
David graduated from Welch with a B.A. in Pastoral Ministries in 1992. He and Angie moved to Memphis, Tennessee, to attend Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary. He graduated with and Master of Divinity in 1995. He went on to complete a Ph.D. in Theology in 2001.
Angie attended Welch College for two years (1990-92), then completed her B.A. in Social Work from the University of Memphis in 1994. Angie worked as a counselor in a crisis pregnancy center and adoption agency.
During and after their seminary studies, David and Angie pastored in Alabama, Arkansas, and Tennessee. It was during their pastorate at Heads FWB Church in Cedar Hill, Tennessee, that God led them toward international ministry.
The Outlaws were appointed as fulltime career missionaries in 2006. They served in Central Asia sharing the gospel among an unreached people group. Angie taught English courses, led outreach events, and served alongside our partners at a humanitarian aid organization. David worked to equip national believers and church leaders, teaching the necessary theology and leadership principles to build generations of Central Asian Christians.
The Outlaws have five children, two of which are in college. The oldest son, Carson is studying Christian Ministries at Welch College. Victoria, the oldest daughter, is at Toccoa Falls College studying Counseling Psychology and Global Studies. They have three children still in the home: Conner, Schaeffer, and Libby.
The Donelson Fellowship, Nashville, TN.
- Pray for our partners in Central Asia as they labor daily to share the gospel in a predominantly Muslim environment.
- Pray for safety of travel, crossing of borders, and the granting of permissions that are needed in working in various countries.
- Pray for our international students in KZ, CUBA, RUSSIA, Tajikistan, and South Korea, as they each have their own ministries planting churches, reaching the unreached and offering the hope of the gospel hundreds of towns and villages.
- Praising God for the 3 New Playgrounds to be a part of building HOPE in Central Asia’s unreached communities!
- Pray for our MINISTRY ACCOUNT! Pray that God will move on the hearts of people to give to the work of the ministry! We need $2500 in new pledges by December 31!
- Pray for the Outlaw kids – Carson, Tori, Conner, Schaeffer, and Libby that God will continue to use their cross cultural experiences to prepare them for the role He has for them in the Great Commission.