Carrie Headington, Founder of the Good News Initiative, has a passion to see people come to know the abounding unconditional love of God. She speaks throughout the US and around the globe, sharing the abundant life found in Jesus Christ with spiritual seekers and Christians alike. Carrie addresses topics that burn in the human heart and mind, such as: how do we know God exists, who was Jesus really, finding purpose and peace in life, where is God when life hurts, the reliability of the Bible, and finding joy in the every day. Carrie also teaches workshops on equipping Christians to share the amazing news of Jesus Christ in their every day lives. Carrie strongly believes that God has strategically placed every Christian in environments where they are meant to share the treasure of the Gospel.
Born in Shawnee, Oklahoma to a family dedicated to public service with generations serving in public office in the U.S. Congress, Carrie had instilled in her at an early age a desire to make a difference in the world. She moved to Longview, Texas at age 5 where she spent her childhood and found joy in home and church. In her 20s, Carrie was captivated by Jesus and her life was transformed. Her story is a journey from having it all and yet empty and depressed to hope, purpose and joy in Christ. She can think of no greater call than to share the unconditional love of Jesus Christ with others and the truth found in Him.
Carrie is a graduate of Oxford University with two degrees in Theology, Evangelism and Apologetics. While at Oxford, she studied one-on-one with the world-renown Anglican author and speaker, Michael Green and explored in depth key questions of evidence for the resurrection of Jesus and the reliability of the Bible among others. The more she explored the historical evidence, the more she was convinced of the truth found in the Gospel of Jesus.
Prior to Oxford, Carrie received a BA from Yale University (major in History and minor in Theatre Studies) and an MA from Harvard University in Education with a focus in Urban Poverty Policy. Carrie has appeared in numerous television, film, and theatre projects, including an ABC sit-com, Fox and CBS Movies of the week, and various films. In addition, from the Hollywood Urban Project in Los Angeles to the United Kingdom, Cuba, and Africa, Carrie has taken an active part in missions. She has been a speaker in numerous churches and other settings, such as Oxford University, Southern Methodist University, Harvard University, Lambeth Palace, coffee shops, pubs and other public arenas. In 2007-8 Carrie joined the Good News Initiative team with Canon Michael Green, which held evangelism conferences and outreach throughout the U.S. Philo Trust — an organization formed by the well-known British evangelist, J. John — selected her as an associate evangelist.
In 2010, Carrie was a delegate at the Third Annual Lausanne Congress in Cape Town, South Africa and was the lead evangelist in a Lausanne mission in Zimbabwe where 1,000 people made first time commitments to follow Jesus. Carrie works with all Christian denominations and serves as Missioner for Evangelism in the Episcopal Diocese of Diocese of Dallas engaging in evangelistic speaking and equipping congregations to be the hands, feet, and mouthpieces for God in their every day lives. She offers a number of workshops aimed to help individuals and churches grasp God’s specific vision for them to reach out in their local communities and beyond.