ALABAMA CHURCH PLANTING NETWORK

Birmingham, Alabama

The Alabama Church Planting Network (ACPN) partners with three Alabama PCA presbyteries to establish new churches in our state. They recruit, assess, and mentor new church planters and provide a peer network for support.

 

BETTY CARTER

Daymark Counseling | Birmingham, Alabama

Betty Carter serves at Daymark Counseling in Birmingham, Alabama as a mental health counselor working from a Biblical perspective. 

 

TOM & CONNIE EDWARDS

Hope Health Center | Birmingham, Alabama

Tom Edwards is a physician who serves at Hope Health Center in Fairfield, Alabama. He previously served as a medical missionary in West Africa but saw a need to serve the inner-city population of his hometown, Birmingham. Hope Health Center opened in July 2009.

 

GOD’S HOUSE KINDERGARTEN & DAYCARE

Birmingham, Alabama

God’s House Kindergarten is a ministry of Altadena Valley Presbyterian Church for children two to five years old. Their goal is to teach young minds Biblical principles in order to enable them to discover God’s love and purpose in their lives.

 

GRACE HOUSE MINISTRIES

Fairfield, Alabama

Grace House Ministries is a residential, group-home facility in Fairfield serving girls from 6-18 years of age. Grace House exists to equip these girls to help them break the cycle of abuse and to find Christ while giving them a quality education.

 

STEPHEN & KELLIE MERWIN

RUF International | University of Alabama at Birmingham

Stephen Merwin serves with RUF International at UAB. His primary focus is evangelism and discipleship of the international students who attend UAB. A majority of the students are from India and China, but there are over 40 nations represented on campus.

 

BRAD & ANNA OWENS

Reformed University Fellowship  | University of Alabama at Birmingham

Brad Owens is the RUF Campus Minister at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He graduated from Covenant Theological Seminary in May 2017, and he was the Associate Pastor of Discipleship and Youth at Blythewood Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Blythewood, SC for 5 years before stepping into ministry with RUF in June 2022. 

 

RESTORATION ACADEMY

Fairfield, Alabama

Restoration Academy is a Christian school in Fairfield, Alabama serving an inner-city population. They believe every child deserves to have a quality, Christ-centered education, and they serve students K5 – 12th grade.

 

SHEPHERDS FOLD

Birmingham, AL

Shepherds Fold is a prison re-entry ministry that seeks to support men and women who have been released from prison by helping them find jobs, earn a living, find affordable housing, recover from lingering addictions, and, most importantly, understand the gospel of Jesus Christ.

 

MICHAEL & LESLEY STEVENS

Serge | Birmingham, AL

Michael and Lesley live in Birmingham and work with Serge in their Member Care Department, where they mentor and provide support to overseas missionaries.

 

MELANIE ROGERS

Campus Outreach SERVE | Birmingham, AL

Melanie comes alongside emerging ministry leaders serving in 12 countries to coach them in their leadership of first-term missionaries. She also oversees Campus Outreach’s LEAD program, a 2-year commitment to serve as a missionary alongside one of our international teams while continuing to be equipped in walking with God and in ministry.

 

CHRISTINA THOMAS

Christian Medical Ministry of Alabama (CMMA) | Birmingham, AL

Christina serves as Women’s Ministry Coordinator for CMMA. CMMA comes alongside students enrolled in graduate level healthcare programs at UAB to help them grow in their walk with God and mature as believers. Christina ministers to the students through bible studies, one on one discipleship, and recruiting female practitioners to mentor the students.

 

DION WATTS

Urban Hope Community Church | Fairfield, AL

Dion is primarily responsible for overseeing the outreach ministry and all accounting and financial related functions of Urban Hope. As a native of Fairfield, AL Dion is passionate about discipleship for young men in his community and feels called to eventually be a pastor within the PCA.