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Taking the Next Step

By now, most of you have heard that our new pastors have been announced. We are looking forward to our next steps together. Here is a brief bio of our new pastors.

Rev. Lyle Holland

Our senior pastor is Lyle Holland, who currently is pastor at Forest Lake church in Tuscaloosa. He is experienced in community outreach, staring the Cahaba Bend church in Helena and pastoring it for 12 years. He serves on the Board of Ordained Ministry and The New Church Team. He is involved in the Emmaus community and men’s ministries. Lyle is married to Linda Denton Holland, who serves as the Director of Connectional Ministries and Coordinator of Communication in the North Alabama  conference. They have two children – a daughter, Maggie, who just graduated from the University of Alabama and is starting her doctoral program at NC State to be a school psychologist, and a son, Bennett, who is a junior in Economics and marches in The Million Dollar Band at the University of Alabama.

Rev. Andy Curtis

Our associate pastor is Andy Curtis, who has been the youth minister and music minister at Asbury church in Fort Payne since 2009. He will graduate from the Memphis Theological Seminary on May 16 and be commissioned at Annual Conference on June 1. His wife is Melanie, who attended JSU. They have 3 children: Lexi, 7., Casey, 6, and Mady is 2. Andy was a music education major on a full music scholarship, a JSU Southerner for three years, and a touring musician in the US and Europe. He has recorded his music. He plays the saxophone, flute, keyboard, and guitar.

Schedule for our new appointments:

June 1          Effective Day of New Appointment

May 31-June 2   Annual Conference

June 2          Closing Worship and Setting of Appointments at Annual Conference

June 10          Moving Day

June 14          First Sunday in new appointment

New Book Study

Andy Stanley bookA new book study begins in May, Christian, It’s Not What You Think, an 8 session DVD-based discussion study authored by Andy Stanley. Andy is the founder of North Point Ministries. Each Sunday, more than 33,000 people attend one of its 5 Atlanta-area churches. According to Andy Stanley, the words used to describe Christians today often bear no resemblance to what Jesus wanted his followers to be known for. In this eight session discussion, Andy explores the truth and fiction behind one of the most famous brands in all history.

Monday nights at 6 pm in the Joy classroom.

begins May 18, led by Evin Thompson

Thursday mornings at 9 am in the Joy classroom.

begins May 21, led by Jim Lloyd


The Serving Table

will be open again on

Saturday, April 25, 11 am to 1 pm.

Volunteers should arrive about 9 am.

The Serving Table is a free meal for the hungry. If you are down on your luck and your pantry is bare, come by and see us for lunch on Saturday, March 28 (always the fourth Saturday of the month). It is open to all, free, no questions asked. And if you have other needs or would like someone to pray with you, please ask.

The Rummage Sale is BACK!!

Yes, the church-wide rummage sale is back, and scheduled for Saturday, May 2. It will be sponsored by the Marriage Reality Class. Please begin to gather your gently used rummage and hold it for us. Watch the website and The Flame for more information!