The first six weeks in my new role at The Alabama Baptist has been so much fun. In fact, we launched into our new schedule and style at TAB before the first of the year with a variety of experiences.
Along with all that goes with the holiday season, Debbie Campbell, TAB’s director of communications, and I (known as #tabtrouble) burned up the roads in December before taking a break for Christmas.
We made our way to Saraland and University of Mobile, Daphne to stop by Eastern Shore Baptist Church and Phenix City to be part of Summerville Baptist Church’s senior adult event.
We also found our way to various places in the Birmingham area, at the State Board of Missions facility in Prattville and in the middle of the 15th annual Rock Run Country Christmas Parade in Cherokee County.
Debbie and I experienced first-hand how the parade route of a little more than a mile shuts down County Road 29 near Piedmont for several hours while roughly 175 floats make their way from Rock Run Baptist Church to Union Grove Methodist Church. And how a small congregation of Baptists warms the hearts of hundreds of people with an afternoon of Christmas spirit.
I won’t spoil the rest of the story (coming later this year), but the photo shown here might give you an idea of how much fun we had that day.
January offered an equal amount of excitement with a kickoff transition retreat time for our staff at FBC Birmingham and visits to Bibb and Carey associations.
We also ended up at Crossroads Community Church, Elmore; Dalraida Baptist, Montgomery; Lindsay Lane Baptist, Athens; Calvary Baptist, Scottsboro; and Gardendale FBC on Feb. 7.