Eight months ago, the members of Birmingham Reformed Presbyterian Church opened their doors in Hoover and welcomed the community to visit. As a new mission church, Pastor Paul Martin explains that the church is under the leadership and care of the Presbytery of the Alleghenies. He travels to Birmingham twice a month from his home in Virginia and alternates preaching on Sundays with Pastor Herb Bowsher.
Members of the congregation meet each Sunday morning to worship and enjoy fellowship. At 10:45 a.m., members attend an instruction class in which they are currently studying the Minor Prophets. Immediately following the class, members have prayer time. “Here we pray for God’s blessing on us and that we might see people converted to Christ,” says Martin. Everyone is then welcomed to enjoy a simple lunch together before their time of worship and preaching at 1:15 p.m. Martin explains that there are two current books of the Bible the church is studying: Hebrews and 1 Corinthians. Some may find the worship time to be “a bit unusual,” Martin explains, since they strictly sing from the Book of Psalms with no instrument accompaniment. He describes it as a beautiful time where the church focuses on the Lord.
One core belief of Birmingham Reformed is that Jesus has all authority both on earth and in heaven and that God’s word is final. “I would say that our mission is to gather in the lost and to teach them all that the Lord has commanded us,” Martin says. Visit the church at 100 Chase Park South, Suite 220. To learn more about the church, visit www.birmingham-reformed.org or call 662-418-0591.