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 Advent and Christmas, we will take a look at our call to live in God’s economy of grace and justice. The chimes of the clock-tower bells in Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” provide a wake-up call for Ebenezer Scrooge and turn him from his resentment, fear and isolation. Just as God’s presence was born anew into this world, we too can be born anew, woken up and redeemed into renewed life, joy, passion, generosity, humility and love.