Meet the WEW Crew



Class Leader




Cynthia Jernigan

http://www.richlandcreek.com/uploads/DSC_2974.jpgI have been married for 29 years and have two teenage boys.  From early childhood I have grown up knowing God. Yet, even though I accepted Christ at an early age, I continued to go forward at altar calls, especially when they included re-dedications or those seeking a deeper walk with Jesus. 


Although I understood that I was saved by grace and not works, I think for years I was afraid to be someone who earned my way to heaven through good works.  I read my bible, joined in bible studies and participated in all the right church activities to gain head knowledge of God. But by doing this, I was just hearing more about God and not cultivating a deep and growing relationship with God.

Once I began the WEW classes, I realized what I had been missing. When I started developing the spiritual disciplines of bible study, prayer, worship, service, evangelism and giving - I developed a deeper relationship with God instead of just learning aboutGod. This has prompted me to seek out ways to evangelize and be the hands and feet of Jesus. 

I look forward to encouraging other women at the Creek to know God in a deeper and meaningful way.


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Small Group Leader


Elizabeth Rodriguez

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For the first 19 years of my life, my goal was to become the best version of myself. I wanted my life to mean something…to have worth.

Driven, I achieved much. It wasn’t long before my identity was tied to my success. Life became all about who I was and what I could do.

I was choosing to reject God in favor of my own way. My own way said, “If I am good and successful, I will be accepted by God. My good will outweigh my bad.” The Bible, however, says just the opposite.



None is righteous, no not one… All have turned aside…they have become worthless… for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:10, 12, 23)

Freshman year of college, I made several bad choices and my world collapsed. All my “success” was stripped away. Only then did I realize the error of “my way”. I had to lose every earthly treasure to gain the ultimate heavenly gift - life in and through Jesus Christ.

What I failed to understand all those years is that it’s not about who I am or what I do. It’s about Jesus - who He is, what He has done for me, and who I am becoming in Him.

When I put my trust in Jesus, He began to change me from the inside out. He’s placed a strong desire in my heart to live a life that is pleasing to Him alone. WEW has been instrumental in that process.

In practicing the 6 Spiritual Disciplines (bible study, prayer, worship, evangelism, service, and giving), I am learning how to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. The more I learn, the more my love for Him grows. The more my love grows, the greater my desire to share what I’ve learned and point others to Jesus. Being a WEW Small Group Leader gives me the privilege of encouraging you as you learn to do the same!


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