Joel grew up in a Christian home where truth was paramount. God worked to use his discontent for the institutional church and his pursuit of a PhD to bring him to Northeast Ohio and give him a vibrant campus ministry. We also talk about “project bankruptcy”, a vision for our church’s future, and reflections on his father’s life. We are joined by Chris and Kevin Baker.
Ben’s story is the epitome of the Lord’s eyes searching for people who’s hearts are committed to him. Although he grew up a world away, the Lord brought him to the Unites States and has transformed his life to give him the purpose and meaning he longed for.
Elli grew up a princess but she couldn’t make relationships work. Then God worked through others to show her true purpose comes from knowing Jesus and putting his priorities first even in difficult times.
After years of seeking fulfillment on his own terms through drinking, wrestling, and candy, God broke through to Nick. Now, he is learning a new language of dependence on Jesus filled with purpose and adventure.