Brian Dickerson was baptized in the Chattahoochee River on Wednesday, March 22. Brian is a US Army officer attending captain school at Fort Benning. He is married, and his wife's name is Jessica.
A West Point graduate from Ashland, Virginia, Brian was previously stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska. After attending many "rock and roll" churches and being dissatisfied, one of Brian's soldiers invited him to the Great Land Christian Church Fairbanks. Brian and his wife attended many functions of the church and built relationships with the disciples there. He studied with the brothers, but transferred to Fort Benning before he was ready to make a commitment.
Once in Georgia, Brian connected with disciples at the ATCC. He started getting with Ken Watson to discuss questions he had about the Bible. As these were resolved, he took it to the next level, and Travis Hawkins and Mike Gross joined the studies. Brian grew in his convictions and in his faith that God would enable him to be the disciple he wanted to be.
"I am so impressed with Brian's desire to understand who God really is and not simply be satisfied with a religion that just checks the boxes," said Ken. "Brian doesn't quit until he finds truth and I just love that quality about him."
Brian has been a great encouragement to the ATCC, and especially to the small Columbus ministry. We know he will do great things for God at his next duty station. At this point it looks like he and his wife (who is also an army officer and still in Fairbanks) will transfer to North Carolina.
"Thank you to the congregation in Fairbanks and the ATCC for bringing my heart to God," said Brian. "I look forward to growing in Christ with my brothers and sisters and making a positive difference in the lives of those still searching."
GENEROSITY SUNDAY will be April 29.
The window for giving will remain open until May 13th.
Congratulations to Gabbi Taylor, who was accepted into her PhD degree program of choice at Auburn University. She will be studying computer science. She graduates in May from Tuskegee University. We praise God for this answered prayer, and that we can enjoy having Gabbi here longer with our ATCC family!
Gabbi expressed excitement and appreciation. "I am overjoyed and in shock about getting into Auburn," she said. This is an incredible blessing. I am grateful that God put Marisha Atkins in my life. She put my in contact with a professor at Auburn and they both encouraged me to pursue my PhD. I really can see how God guided me and opened so many doors for me to attend Auburn. I love that I will be able to stay in Auburn and serve at both the Tuskegee and Auburn campuses. This journey has helped me to grow in my faith and trust God completely. God exceeded my expectations. I feel incredibly blessed. His plan is so beautiful and I'm grateful to be a part of it."
Scenes from Sunday service.
Sat. March 24 -- Habitat for Humanity service project in Columbus Sun. March 25 -- ATCC Gathering at VFW, 10 AM; HOPE at Monarch, 2:00 PM Mon. March 26 -- Game night at Monarch, 7 PM Wed. March 28 -- Women and Men's D Groups by House Church (Auburn) Sun. April 1 -- EASTER SUNDAY! Outdoor service with picnic and egg hunt. Sun. April 15 -- Lord's Supper Service Sun. April 29 -- Outdoor Service/Year End Picnic, Generosity Sunday
Giving on 03/18/18 was $1550.64
Minimum Operating Budget: $2100