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World Missions Week


July 6-11, 2020
World Missions Week is one of the original historically celebrated summer weeks at Fort Caswell. This is the only week of the summer at Caswell with programming for all age groups (nursery, pre-school, children, youth and adults). We aim for quality Bible studies, missions learning opportunities, exceptional preaching and life-enriching worship. Interact with missionaries and church leaders as they share about exciting opportunities for involvement in state, national, and international missions.

Tom Richter ( of Cullman, AL first Baptist Church, will be our camp pastor.
Caitie Hurst ( will lead us in musical worship. 

Forms and information for World Missions Week at Caswell: 

WMW Schedule
WMW/DI Church Group Devotions
WMW Age Group Information Form
WMW Background Check information and form
WMW Participant Medical Form
WMW T-Shirt Order Form
Fort Caswell COVID-19 Guidelines with Deep Impact Additions
Promotional Video 2020


Tom Richter (

Who is Tom Richter?  A follower of Jesus. Which, at any given moment, means a pastor, speaker, husband, father and ultimate Frisbee player of average to moderate ability.

What Does He Do?  Travel and speak to groups of people about Jesus. He is the pastor of a church located in North Alabama, called Cullman First Baptist Church.  Cullman is friendly city located between Birmingham and Huntsville, and Cullman First Baptist has a rich history of ministry and missions.  Check out for more.

Before moving to Cullman, AL he served for 14 years as a pastor in New York City at a church called New Hope Christian Church.  New Hope is located in the Jamaica neighborhood of Queens, NYC.

What is His Background?  Raised in the sleepy college town of Murray, KY, he went to Murray State University and got a degree in English Literature, and then got an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary. He is married to Jackie, and they have three kids, Katie, Carson, and Anna.


Caitie Hurst (

Caitie Hurst wouldn’t sing at her first voice lesson.

It’s a puzzling fact, because as anyone who’s since heard her belt a high note can attest, the 24-year-old worship leader has a voice that can stop traffic.

A Hendersonville, Tennessee native, Hurst grew up in a musical family; her father was part of a touring Christian band. She looked up to female CCM singers and she loved singing, but her audience of choice?
Hurst’s family and friends saw– and heard– something special in Caitie she didn’t recognize in herself. Even after she hummed her way through that first session, no one was giving up. It wasn’t long before leaders from her youth group at Long Hollow Church put her name down to lead worship. Hurst tried to get out of it, but found herself up front, leading music ministry for the first time.

“My voice teacher told me ‘Caitie, this is a gift that God has given you. This isn’t about you. Your job is to point people to God, not to yourself.
While that didn’t change her hesitancy overnight, it did impact a change-of-heart for Hurst. She continued to lead worship and grow in her talents throughout high school. She wrote songs and dreamed of pursuing a music career. Then she attended a Passion worship conference. There, she felt direction from the Lord that musical ministry was where she was meant to carry out her gifts.

Caitie went to Liberty University, pursuing a path of worship-leading. After a couple years she found herself interning at a Christian music label back in Nashville, accompanied by another directive tug in her heart: to create and share Christian music as an artist. 

Hurst moved back to Hendersonville. She worked on songs; she endured moments of doubt; she trusted a calling that felt crazy. She got a job at Long Hollow leading youth ministry and traveling with the student worship band. This became an incredibly formative experience, the opportunity to mentor and support students the way she had been cared for.

“I want to bridge the gap between songs that sound like pop radio but contain meaningful lyrics. Music that communicates the Gospel in a way that doesn’t sound cliché, but sounds fun—something someone could jam to in the car.” With her heart grounded in this mission, Caitie found her sound. She wrote and recorded new songs, often inspired by experiences with the youth she mentored. 

“My walk with God- that rules everything I do. He’s given all of us a unique story.”

Hurst’s songs and worship-leading resulted in recording and publishing deals with Centricity Music in fall 2017. Since then, she’s continued to create songs with magnetic melodies and rhythm that come from the journeys she’s walked and how she’s found Christ in all of them. Anxiety; jealousy; insecurity; fear. Journeys all of us can relate to, but too often are afraid to speak about.

Caitie Hurst is done hiding. She’s singing loud.

Deep Impact 2020 Summer Missions Caswell

July 5 - 11, 2020

Deep Impact camp will combine the worship experience of summer youth camp with the “hands-on” missions experience of a mission trip. Each participant will choose from a wide selection of mission projects which they will be involved in throughout the week. Deep Impact camp is for adults and youth only (rising 7th-12th graders). No childcare will be available for this camp. All adults and youth will be expected to participant in a mission project. These mission projects will mainly be off campus and each church must provide drivers and transportation to and from the projects daily. Caitie Hurst ( will be leading worship each day and evening and Tom Richter ( will be our pastor for the week.


July 6-11, 2020
Now in our 2nd year: DI Kids camp will combine the worship experience of summer children’s camp with the “hands-on” missions experience of a mission trip. Each participant will choose from a wide selection of mission projects which they will be involved through the week. The children and leaders involved in this new children’s mission camp will also be involved in some of the World Missions Week children’s activities. This camp is for children 1st- rising 6th graders and their leaders. All children and their leaders will be expected to participate in a mission project. The projects will be on and off campus and each church must provide transportation to and from projects. Caitie Hurst ( will be leading musical worship each day and evening and Tom Richter ( will be our pastor for the week.

For WMW, DI and DI Kids registration information:
contact the NC Baptist Assembly at (910) 278-9501 or click on this link: