ABOUT WORTH THE WAIT
Worth the Wait is a ministry designed to educate and emphasize the importance of sexual purity until marriage. With so many mixed signals given to students about relationships, it is important that the church clearly enunciate the biblical truth on this tough subject.
Paul Abner started WTW in 1993, just after the beginning of the nationwide abstinence movement called True Love Waits. Worth the wait programs with Paul as the featured speaker, have been held coast to coast in over 20 denominations. Worth the Wait has been on the front lines of the nationwide movement to educate students and families on the purpose, benefits and biblical foundation of sexual purity since its inception.
Worth the wait has found extraordinary success in helping students maintain sexual purity for a number of reasons:
Paul Abner has been involved in youth ministry for over 30 years. After 15 years as a church Youth Pastor, he started Worth the Wait Ministries in 1993 to promote sexual purity. Worth the Wait teaches students the practicality of sexual purity and helps students understand GodÕs plan for sexuality.
Paul also instructs parents on how to strategically teach purity through The Moral Compass, a program he authored. The Moral Compass was used statewide in Oklahoma in 2003. He has also written:
Worth The Wait purity teaching materials, Purity Rings, Purity Necklaces, Purity Jewelry, Purity Commitment Cards, and other products have been used in almost every state to help instruct students on the value of waiting for GodÕs very best!
Paul has now done almost 1,000 Worth the Wait programs in churches across the country. Hundreds of thousands of students have gone through the Worth the Wait program. Many more students have been led through the Worth The Wait materials by their local leaders.
Paul has extensive experience in both youth communication and sanctuary pulpit ministry. Because of this, he can do both youth programs and Sunday sanctuary services effectively.
In 2006 Paul became a father for the first time at age 49, and in 2008 he became the father of twins! And yes, God does have a sense of humor!
When not traveling, he volunteers as a tennis coach at Putnam City North High School in Oklahoma City. Paul has volunteered at PCN since 1987 and has helped coach 4 state championship teams and 2 state runners up teams, and numerous NCAA Division I and Division II players.