Brother Kevin McCreless – Pastor
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Rainsville, Alabama, the Crossroads of Sand Mountain. This statement describes Rainsville by its location. But it also seems to say a lot about life. So much of life is lived at the crossroads. Decision making seems to start earlier now than ever before. Even small children have to make so many decisions today. Teenagers wrestle with issues of who they are, who they will date, what events to be a part of, and which not. Seniors in high school grapple with the issues of what college to attend and what career will be pursued. Settling issues of high school does not bring an end to the challenges of life.
Young adults find themselves at the crossroads of life. Whether to marry or not, having children, where to settle the family, the buying of a home, etc…. All of these issues cause us to stand at the crossroads of life. And the older we become, often the greater the challenge.
As you stand at the crossroads of life, God has a plan for you. Scripture tells us, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jer 29:11 NIV) We at Broadway Baptist Church are committed to “Finding Strength in God’s Word For the Challenges of Today.” As you find yourself at life’s crossroads, we want to be of help to you. Our desire is to walk with you in the discovery of God’s hope, plan and future for your life.
Holly Jo Flora – Music Director
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I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior when I was seven years old. I’m so thankful that I was raised in a Christian home. My love for music came from my mom. I have so many wonderful memories of her patiently sitting with me and teaching me how to read music.
My husband, Alex, and I became members of Broadway Baptist Church in 2008. We knew then that Broadway was the church and family that God wanted us to be a part of but we didn’t know when we joined that in March of 2013, the church would ask me to lead their music ministry. To say that I am honored to be the music director at Broadway Baptist Church is definitely an understatement. I praise God for allowing me to be a part of such a fantastic church that truly tries to be the hands and feet of God.
We would love for you to participate in Broadway’s music ministry! There are so many places for you to plug in.
John Prose – Minister of Students
I was born and raised in Florida, surrendered to ministry in the Spring of 2000. Student ministry is my passion, I love seeing student really make their faith their own! Believing in God not just because they are told to but because they KNOW Him. God has blessed me with a wonderful wife who has the same passion as I do, and in 2014 we were married. We joined staff at Broadway in 2015. It is our joy to spend time living our Christian life alongside of students and watching their love for God, and others grow.
Life verse: James 1:2-4 “Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing”.
Sherri Blevins, Children’s Director
I was raised by loving, Christian parents who carried me to church each week from the time I was born. I became a Christian when I was nine years old. My husband, Arlan and our three children, Lezlie, Patrick, and Tyler, came to Broadway in 2000. God has allowed me to teach elementary aged children in the public schools for the past thirty years. In 2015, He led me to apply for the Children’s Director position here at Broadway, and the church graciously gave me the opportunity to serve in that role. My passion is to make sure each child that comes to our church feels loved by God and the members of our church, and that they know God made them, God loves them, and He wants to be their friend forever.
Kelly Jackson, Nursery Coordinator
Children are my passion! I have spent the last 26 years teaching small children in the public school system. Before teaching, I worked at the DeKalb Baptist Association Daycare and kept children in their home.
When I decided to retire from teaching, I begin to pray that God would give me a place to serve in his church and allow me to still be able to work with and be around children. The job of nursery coordinator was an answer to these prayers so when I say this position is a “God thing,” it really is. I am excited about the prospects of serving mothers and their children by providing a clean, safe environment where the moms can have their spiritual needs met while we take care of their precious children.
I became a Christian in 1975 at the age of 8 during VBS at Broadway. While a member of Broadway, I have taught Sunday School classes, Discipleship Training Classes, GAs, Acteens, been in the children’s choir, youth choir, adult choir and a member of several ensembles. I participated in Bible Drills as a child and youth. I am on several church committees and am involved in mission groups.
My favorite bible verse is Isaiah 40:31. “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not be faint.”
Dee Bryan, Secretary
Mrs. Dee keeps our church running smoothly! She’s the friendly voice on the other end of the phone when you call, or the face that greets you in the church office.