Cottage Hill Baptist partners with Women’s Resource Center to minister across Mobile county

Photo courtesy of Cottage Hill Baptist Church

Cottage Hill Baptist partners with Women’s Resource Center to minister across Mobile county

A black van equipped with a portable ultrasound machine is the newest arsenal in the battle to protect the unborn in Mobile County, thanks to a partnership between Cottage Hill Baptist Church and the Women’s Resource Center faith-based ministry.

Cottage Hill’s donation of the Ford Coachmen CrossFit van on Sept. 24 will allow the Women’s Resource Center to expand its mission throughout Mobile County. The WRC provides medically accurate information about pregnancy, fetal development, lifestyle issues and other related services

(Photo courtesy of Cottage Hill Baptist Church)

The van donation was the church’s next step in NEXT, a campaign to improve, impart and impact generations to come. NEXT began nearly a year ago when Pastor Alan Floyd challenged members to live a life that impacts future generations.

As part of the campaign, Cottage Hill Baptist Church, Downtown Church, and Church of the Island partnered with local missions organizations, one of those being the Women’s Resource Center. 

Generations to come

When Floyd heard WRC executive director and church member Marty Carrell’s vision for a van equipped with mobile testing, he committed to continue to partner with WRC to protect the generations to come.

“The Lord convicted me of the current war over the lives of unborn children. In every battle or war, there is no victory if there is no fight. There is no fight without fighters, without warriors. I wanted to give our campuses and members the opportunity to engage in this fight, and they did,” Floyd says.

Carrell realized that in order to be proactive instead of reactive against the battle for the unborn, pro-life advocates had to think outside the box.

By obtaining the van, we will be able to travel over the entire county to provide our services in a greater way that will value every life and empower people to see families thriving,” Carrell said.

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Now that the WRC is on the move, they will be able to provide testing outside of their offices and into the Greater Mobile Area and help fulfill their mission to save lives.

“When Pastor Alan approached me about Cottage Hill wanting to extend their missions giving in a greater way, the van was just the avenue to see the mission God has given us fulfilled. We could not be more grateful for the generous giving of Pastor Alan Floyd and the entire congregation,” Carrell said. 

‘Absolute privilege’

“It is an absolute privilege to pastor such a generous people of vision and ministry-mindedness. Members from the three campuses have engaged with the WRC since we launched the project, and volunteer regularly,” Floyd said.

The partnership between the Women’s Resource Center and Cottage Hill Baptist Church will continue, he added. Together, they hope to reach more people in order that all life may be valued, empowered and thriving for generations to come.

This article was written by McCall Ware, marketing and communications director of Cottage Hill Baptist Church.