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Alec Rogers

Brook Hills
I went to the Dominican Republic this year. I actually got to go there last year, so it was really cool being able to go back and build on those relationships. We were working with a church up in the...
Writing

Water to My Thirsty Soul

Suzie Gonzalez
I had virtually stopped going to church for years because my husband had been deeply hurt by the church and all I could see every time I tried to get involved in one was hypocrisy. I didn't want...
Writing

Kasey Mixon

Brook Hills
One of the things that’s important for me, directing the choir, is that we take time to really think about the words to what we’re singing. We do that because I want us to be mindful of what...
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Billy Longshore

Megan Sims
Prayer is so important. That's what's kept us [at Restoration Academy] going over the years. It's really an impossible mission, but as Jesus said, "with God all things are possible."
Writing

Anna Kate

Brook Hills
February 20th was when I decided to follow Jesus. During Collide my sister Ella let the Lord into her heart and she said if I would like to, I could do it too, and I did.

Brian & Gina Akin

Brook Hills
We are on the third round of children we have watched grow over several years. This last group wasn't in our plan. We just agreed to ‘fill in when needed’ two and a half years ago, but God sent us...

Heather Gottlieb

Brook Hills
Geoff and I are in the process of adoption. And we’re in the homestudy process, pretty early on, and we are kind of in a holding pattern because we are all waiting on me to finish my autobiography....

Kimberly DeLoach

Brook Hills
My husband, Daniel, and his family grew up at Brook Hills. So he’s been coming here since before [the main worship] building even existed. In high school, we were dating so I started coming with...
Writing

Rocky Mayo

Brook Hills
Well, I was in California, minding my own business in my comfortable Christianity. I was a youth pastor coming up on my 10th year in 2012 when my church sends myself and the worship pastor to a...

Riley Green

Brook Hills
We have learned over our 25 years of marriage, we’re really good with young married couples, and we’re really good with college students. And that’s just been most of our marriage, focusing on...

The Heart of an Elder

Brook Hills Contributor
Overseer. Pastor. Elder. These interchangeable descriptions of the same office seen in the New Testament church carry with them a weighty responsibility. This one verse in Acts encompasses the charge...

Alyson Torbett

Brook Hills
Through serving at Brook Hills, the Lord has blessed me in ways that I could have never imagined. When I came to Birmingham for college, I didn’t know a single person. Now, when I look back, I...

Simone Lay

Brook Hills
I know a big part of my story was that when I was in college my freshman year, I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. And through that, God continues to show me things. I think God gives us...

Jenn Debrecht

Brook Hills
“Once the students can drive it’s kinda cool because we have this really neat opportunity that students kind of show up at our doorstep. At… all… hours of the day. But at the same time it can...

Ryan Thomas

Brook Hills
"I think the Lord is impressing on me that whatever comes our way, whatever He’s written in our stories, He’s also already prepared the grace for us to be able to honor Him in whatever that is. So...

A Bivocational Pastor’s Journey

Brook Hills Contributor
I have been told I am intentionally bivocational. Over a number of years, the Lord worked through a series of events and much sanctification to lead me to this kind of ministry. I assume I am labeled...

The Power of Prayer and Perseverance

Brook Hills Contributor
It was a Thursday night when the call came from my sister informing me that my younger brother Paul had just been diagnosed with terminal lung and liver cancer. My family was serving as missionaries...

A God Who Heals

Brook Hills Contributor
Haydee is an active member of our Hispanic Congregation. She and her small group have been praying for the relationship between her husband, Doug, and her stepdaughter, Christine, for quite some time....

A Story of Thankfulness

Brook Hills Contributor
The mixture of laughter, shouting, toy cars crashing, cash registers dinging, and stray cheerios crunching beneath my feet filled my ears. The room whirled in perpetual motion: an array of freeze...
Discipleship

Spur One Another on Towards Godliness

Brook Hills Contributor
The book of Titus presents the inseparable link between faith and practice in a Christ-follower’s life. One’s belief in the gospel will and should inform their daily behavior. As Paul writes to...

An Adoption Story

Brook Hills Contributor
August, 1972. The phone rang insistently. The young wife answered it. She and her husband had just returned from their usual. Sunday afternoon walk with their dog, Duffy. They were two weeks away from...

Why We Need BH Men

Brook Hills Contributor
Golf solo. Golf with my 8-year-old. Golf with other men. These are three options that are currently big in my life. ...

Join God at Work in Marks Village

Brook Hills Contributor
We didn’t pick Marks Village, God did. Almost 3 years ago we felt convicted that we needed to serve locally and the only thing we knew was that we wanted to serve together. We walked up to the local...

Becoming a Special Buddy

Brook Hills Contributor
Five years ago, I felt a desire to serve more at Brook Hills. I am a teacher and special education was my first calling many years ago. When I saw the need for special buddies in the children’s...
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