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Be a Buddy

Scarlet Thompson
It’s been said you don’t know what you have until it’s gone. That was exactly the case for our family when it came to the chance to worship Christ with others. It was 2008, a few years after a...
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Armando Noé

Brook Hills
My name is Armando Noé. I’m from Guatemala. I have been in the U.S. since 2004, and I came to Alabama around 2006. I was raised in a Christian family, but I didn’t really know the Lord. I went to...
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Desire to Make Disciples

Jay Gordon
My name is Jay Gordon. My role at Brook Hills is as Adults and Small Groups Minister. The call on my life to work in adults and discipleship started 32 years ago. I was serving a small church in...
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Steve & Karen Dewhirst: Ministering through Apartment Life

Brook Hills
We were involved in ministry preaching and teaching for 38 years and recognized that the group we were associated with was not where we needed to be. So we just walked away from it and didn’t know...
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Mfreke Obot

Brook Hills
My real name is Mfrekemfon Obot. That’s what my parents named me but since I came here not everybody can pronounce the entire thing so I just shortened it up to Mfreke Obot. I’m 27. I was born in...
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Nate Farrow

Brook Hills
I see my role in singles ministry as trying to bridge that gap between college students and young married adult. And I’m not interested in just seeing the Singles Ministry itself growing and...
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Living with Purpose

Ande Underwood
The call from a friend, followed by a voice mail, came in about 9:30 in the morning on June 10th. Since I was on vacation, I did not have my phone in the same room. I returned the call about an hour...
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As We Go...

Rocky Mayo
If you had told us three years ago that it would be difficult to leave Birmingham, it would have been pretty hard to believe you. As natives of southern California, the South seemed like a foreign...
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A Father's Day Reflection

Chris Kinsley
My wife, Liza, will tell you I wasn’t sure if I ever wanted to have kids, but that’s not precisely correct. I always wanted to be a father. I mean, it wasn’t something I passionately pursued for...
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Casey Boss

The Church at Brook Hills
I pray a lot, about all kinds of things. But I especially pray that the Lord would open my eyes to what girls and all our students are going through. I see them going to school, and it’s totally...
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Shepherd the Flock

Josh Dowis
“So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is...
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A Journey to Open Adoption

Brook Hills
It was about the time of our first wedding anniversary that we started seriously considering going to some classes just to learn more about adoption. It had always been on our hearts as individuals,...
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Halie Kawell

Brook Hills
I was a teacher and then I ended up quitting my job and going into full-time ministry as the Academic Director at Oak Tree Ministries. And so I work with most of these kids in Marks Village several...
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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...
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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...
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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."
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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...
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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...
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