Our First Birthday

In 2012 when I was pastoring in Covington, Georgia, I met David Deeter at the 2012 Passion Conference. He talked to me that night about the need for a gospel-centered church focused on disciple making and being a true Christian community in Atlanta (Buckhead in particular). This began an occasional conversation with people like David, Jason Byars, Jim Haskell, and several others about the need for more gospel-centered churches in Atlanta. Meanwhile, there were others (that I didn’t know at the time) who were praying about a new church in Atlanta that would be committed to gospel centrality and to equipping Christians for the mission of Christ. All of this came together in 2016 when Johnson Ferry and the North American Mis- sion Board partnered together to create resources for a new church in Buckhead. In June of 2016 Paige and I felt God’s clear call to come join this effort, and we moved our family over from Alabama in Sep- tember of 2016. An idea had become a conversation; a conversation had become an action.

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