Spotlights

UAB Football’s Bill Clark

August 24, 2017

Back in the Game When the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) discontinued its football program in 2014, Bill Clark had just completed his first season as head coach with a 6-6 record that made his team eligible for its first bowl appearance since 2004. What seemed like a giant step in the right direction …

Jessica Webster: An Inspirational Voice

September 6, 2016

Birmingham’s Jessica Webster never expected her music to be recorded and shared, but her talent and passion as a singer couldn’t be contained when God called her to share her story. Her first performances were in school and church where she thought her limits were reached. Mercy Me and Jamie Grace then became inspirations to …

Alabama’s Tiger: Dabo Swinney

August 26, 2016

College Football Coach of the Year — Faith Trumps Adversity  “Adversity is either going to define you, destroy you or develop you,” says Dabo Swinney, entering his eighth full season as head football coach at Clemson University. “If you have the right mentality, you can take the adversity in your life and turn all those things …

Jews & Gentiles Worshipping God Together in Birmingham

August 26, 2016

Beth Hallel Congregation was founded in Birmingham in 2007 and in 2010 purchased its own campus in Hoover. The congregation has grown from a handful of people to several hundred members and visitors who join weekly in worship of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob through the Jewish Messiah, Yeshua (Jesus). The leadership couple …

Going for GOLD AGAIN

August 11, 2016

Allyson Felix Preps for Rio with God-Given Speed Allyson Felix has won more medals than any other track and field athlete in the last three Olympic Games. She has four golds and two silvers, plus six wins in the U.S. Track and Field Outdoor Championships. Her best event is the 200-meter sprint. Humble and soft-spoken, …

Mission Makers

March 6, 2016

Freedom Fighters: Birmingham’s Shepherd’s Fold Ministry Celebrating 30 years of ministry, Shepherd’s Fold, Inc. was founded in 1986 to help individuals released from prison find complete freedom. The Birmingham based ministry teaches men and women how to make positive life-choices, ultimately becoming a contributing member of our community. Each participant is provided room and board …

The Sixty Minute Sermon Called Hebrews

February 4, 2016

Before Hebrews was a letter it was a sermon. These early believers, probably living in Rome, grasped this well-crafted sixty minute sermon. Now it’s our turn to get the message! The finality of Christ’s revelation, the efficacy of his atoning sacrifice, and the everlasting encouragement of his faithfulness, energizes the sermon’s spiraling intensity of exposition …

Birmingham Based Foundation Leads Charge in Helping Syrian Refugees

December 25, 2015

“Because of the increase in the number of refugees from Syria [to Jordan], we are seeing many families who are not being taken care of and have nowhere to turn,” says Ruba Abbassi, founder and director of Arab Woman Today (AWT). “They need food, blankets and basic necessities.” Birmingham based Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) Foundation …

Hotel Mission Field

December 25, 2015

Every 12 months more than one billion travelers stay in hotels throughout the U.S. and Canada, and studies indicate that more than 5% (50 million) will pick up and read whatever is in their nightstand drawer. For decades, adults have been blessed with finding the Word of God in hotel and motel room drawers. And …

From Giving Up to Giving Back: James Poe

October 25, 2015

In Birmingham, The Jimmie Hale Mission is best known for feeding the hungry and homeless. Yet with housing, job readiness, and the teaching of the Gospel, the meals they serve are just the beginning of a changed life. James Poe is just one of the thousands who have returned to a life filled with hope. …