Rev. Elbert Dulworth, Senior Pastor
As the new senior pastor at Birmingham First and our new campus, Berkley First, I am thankful to be joining a community of faith with a long history of ministry and mission that has transformed lives throughout the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As you look throughout our website, I want to extend a warm welcome and invitation to you to join us for one of our many worship opportunities at either of our campuses. I’m sure that you will experience the same warm welcome and hospitality that I have witnessed firsthand.
During worship throughout the summer, I will be preaching a series entitled, Rooted and Ready. Jeremiah 17:7-8 states, “Blessed are those who trust in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. They shall be like a tree planted by the water, sending out its roots by the stream. It shall not fear when heat comes, and its leaves shall stay green; in the year of drought it is not anxious, and it does not cease to bear fruit.”(NRSV) In this summer series, we’ll take a look at those important ideas and values that anchor us as a community of faith, connect us in a common mission, and provide nourishment so that we might live fruitfully even as life changes the landscape around us.
Whether you are new to our faith community or have been here for a long time, I’m looking forward to getting to know you as we journey together in the years that are ahead. As you may know, there are several welcome events planned in the coming days. My wife, Dawn, and I want to extend a special invitation to you to join us for these moments together. If you find yourself at the Birmingham First campus, please feel free to stop by the office to introduce yourself to me as well.