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A Mother's Desire

It all started in 2000 when Birmingham, Ala., based The Christian Family Publication, Inc. (CFP) began production and distribution of its first publication, Birmingham Christian Family. The monthly publication was the culmination of a mother’s desire to provide her children with a positive, Christian environment.

Meeting a Need

In her search, Laurie Stroud Franklin discovered the need for a local Christian community publication that provided the latest information on positive living- including entertainment, healthy living, parenting, inspirational literature, community role models and more. After nine months of market research and planning, the first issue was published.

The Power of God

At the time, Laurie was balancing publishing with the raising of sons ages one, one and two. Only through the power of God did CFP become a reality! Two years later, CFP had the opportunity to take the CFP model to Mississippi followed by Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana and Texas.

Franchise Publications

Today CFP has franchise publications throughout the Southeast and anticipates opening more franchises in cities all across the United States.

Birmingham Christian Family Media Coverage

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3rd Annual Celebrate the Family Expo Media Coverage

July 13, 2022

The Birmingham Christian Family team partnered with several local media outlets to spread the word about the 2022 Celebrate the Family Expo that took place on May 8, 2022. You can check out a recap of the day here. Publisher Laurie Stroud Franklin was a guest on Good Day Alabama on WBRC Fox 6 News …

Gardendale Chamber

BCF Shares Good News at Area Chamber

April 1, 2022

Publisher Laurie Stroud Franklin recently spoke to the Gardendale Chamber of Commerce on the topic of story telling- specifically “The Value of Knowing & Sharing Your Story.” If you are interested in Laurie speaking at an upcoming event, email Laurie. Be sure to include a brief description of the event, date, time and location.

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BCF Featured on Everybody’s Talking Podcast

April 1, 2022

Laurie Stroud Franklin, Publisher of Birmingham Christian Family (BCF), was a recent guest on the Kevin Derryberry Ministries podcast “Everybody’s Talking” hosted by outstanding musician and BCF past cover story Kevin Derryberry. Click on the image to listen now to their conversation about God at work in some amazing ways- plus details on the upcoming Celebrate the Family Expo where Kevin …

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The Latest BCF Feature Stories Discussed on Priority Talk Radio

February 1, 2022

As the latest issue begins distribution each month, Birmingham Christian Family (BCF) Founder/Publisher Laurie Stroud Franklin joins Greg Davis on Priority Talk Radio. The show airs from 4-6 p.m. weekdays on WXJC 101.1 FM and 850 AM. Follow the BCF Facebook page for exact dates and times for the BCF feature each month. Click here …

Dawson Now Podcast

BCF on Dawson Now Podcast

January 27, 2022

Laurie Stroud Franklin, Publisher of Birmingham Christian Family (BCF), was a recent guest on the Dawson Now podcast hosted by Scott Dawson, the founder of the Scott Dawson Evangelistic Association. Click on the image to listen now.

Mark Harvard Podcast

BCF Featured on Mark Harvard Podcast

January 24, 2022

Birmingham Christian Family (BCF) Founder/Publisher Laurie Stroud Franklin was recently a guest on The Mark Harvard Podcast! Click on the links below to listen to each podcast wherever you get your podcast. Episode 48: Mark Goes Viral (but in a good way). Episode 45: Monkeys on the loose! Episode 54 features an interview with past …

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