Stories Season 4

SEASON Four

Next Chapter

So if you’ve listened all the way through seasons 1–3 and are wondering if that’s the end to each of the stories, the answer is definitely not. This season is just 3 episodes, each one dealing with an update or deeper dive into pieces of the stories from our earlier seasons. That’s on this season of Stories, produced by TAB Media Group.

Stories is a deep dive into people’s lives, hosted by Grace Thornton. Each week, you’ll hear the next chapter in their story, in their own words. New episodes are released on Friday mornings.

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Episode Three

In the last episode of Season 3, we heard a little of the story of Justin Dobbs, a 16-year-old leader in Jeremy Beck’s youth group who was found dead one day before Bible study. We’ll hear more of that story in this episode through a conversation with Justin’s parents, John and Kim.

For more information on Premo ministries, click here.

This episode contains content about suicide, grief and spiritual warfare that may be sensitive to some listeners.

If you’re walking through the loss of a child and need support, reach out to a local minister or counselor or contact the Amelia Center at Children’s of Alabama at 205-638-7481. If you or someone you know is considering suicide, you can get help by calling the suicide hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or by visiting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s website.

This podcast is a product of TAB Media Group.

S4 E3: The Eagles Update
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Episode Two

In Season 2, we heard Dewayne Rembert’s personal story of how Jesus brought light into the darkness he’d grown up in, and we talked about how he’s sharing that hope with others through Flatline Church at Chisholm. But what we didn’t talk about is the “daddy” that he says raised him wrong — hip-hop music — and how he’s trying to flip that script.

This podcast is a product of TAB Media Group.

S4 E2: The Flatline Update
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Episode One

At the end of Season 1, Sammy Gilbreath was weighing the question of whether a heart transplant might help him stay alive a little longer. He’s made a decision, but not without a few more surprises along the way – including one that involves a Yankees pitcher.

This podcast is a product of TAB Media Group.

S4 E1: The Sammy Gilbreath Update
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3

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Grace Thornton

Grace Thornton has worked in the editorial department of The Alabama Baptist in different capacities since 2003. She also served in international missions for several years. Grace earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and English from Mississippi College and has done some graduate study at the University of Alabama and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. She’s the author of two books, “I Don’t Wait Anymore” and “Unshakable Pursuit.” Grace also co-authored “The Alabama Baptist: Celebrating 175 Years of Informing, Inspiring and Connecting Baptists.” She is a member of The Church at Brook Hills, Birmingham. To read more about her and the way she sees God move in daily life, visit gracefortheroad.com To contact Grace Thornton, email gthornton@thealabamabaptist.org

Stories Season 4

SEASON Four

Next Chapter

Stories is a deep dive into people’s lives, hosted and produced by Grace Thornton. Each week, you’ll hear the next chapter in their story, in their own words. New episodes are released on Friday mornings.

Episode 3

The Eagles Update

In the last episode of Season 3, we heard a little of the story of Justin Dobbs, a 16-year-old leader in Jeremy Beck’s youth group who was found dead one day before Bible study. We’ll hear more of that story in this episode through a conversation with Justin’s parents, John and Kim.

For more information on Premo ministries, click here.

This episode contains content about suicide, grief and spiritual warfare that may be sensitive to some listeners.

If you’re walking through the loss of a child and need support, reach out to a local minister or counselor or contact the Amelia Center at Children’s of Alabama at 205-638-7481. If you or someone you know is considering suicide, you can get help by calling the suicide hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or by visiting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s website.

This podcast is a product of TAB Media Group.

S4 E3: The Eagles Update
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  • S4 E3: The Eagles Update

Episode 2

The Flatline Update

In Season 2, we heard Dewayne Rembert’s personal story of how Jesus brought light into the darkness he’d grown up in, and we talked about how he’s sharing that hope with others through Flatline Church at Chisholm. But what we didn’t talk about is the “daddy” that he says raised him wrong — hip-hop music — and how he’s trying to flip that script.

This podcast is a product of TAB Media Group.

S4 E2: The Flatline Update
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  • S4 E2: The Flatline Update

Episode 1

The Sammy Gilbreath Update

At the end of Season 1, Sammy Gilbreath was weighing the question of whether a heart transplant might help him stay alive a little longer. He’s made a decision, but not without a few more surprises along the way – including one that involves a Yankees pitcher.

This podcast is a product of TAB Media Group.

S4 E1: The Sammy Gilbreath Update
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  • S4 E1: The Sammy Gilbreath Update

Season Three: The Eagles Story

SEASON Three BONUS CONTENT

UPDATE EPISODE AVAILABLE

An update episode on the Eagles Story is now available in Season 4. Check out Season 4, Episode 3 to hear the next chapter.

This podcast is a product of TAB Media Group.

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Episode 3

Where to Fly

Not many people volunteer to go through seasons of suffering like cancer or grief. But Debbie Latham and Jeremy Beck both believe in God’s hands, it’s worth the pain.

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  • S3 E3: Where to Fly

Episode 2

Curve Balls

Robert Lemonds had no interest at all in church – he hadn’t been in one in more than 50 years. But when he agreed to go to his grandchildren’s baptism, he saw something he couldn’t explain, something that shook him to the core.

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  • S3 E2: Curve Balls

Episode 1

Peach and Pit

After Jeremy Beck lost his dad last year, he struggled with “why.” But in the months that followed, he began to see God unfolding an amazing story, starting with his son’s baseball team.

This podcast is a product of TAB Media.

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  • S3 E1: Peach and Pit

INtroducing Season Three

The Eagles Story

A tiny church baptizes a whole baseball team — and that’s just the part of the story. It’s also about a coach who lost his dad, a grandfather who saw something unexplainable and a mother who put her life on the line to see God move.

This podcast is a product of TAB Media.

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  • Introducing Season 3: The Eagles Story

Season Two: The Flatline Story

Season Two Bonus Content

Update Episode Available

An update episode on the Flatline Story is now available in Season 4. Check out Season 4, Episode 2 to hear the next chapter.

This podcast is a product of TAB Media Group.

S2 Bonus Content: Update Episode Available
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  • S2 Bonus Content: Update Episode Available

Episode 3

Walking in Reconciliation

Montgomery is a city with some painful memories. But a group of Christ followers from different backgrounds have joined together to flip the script.

You can watch Dewayne’s sermon used in the beginning of the episode on Vimeo here. For more information and resources, visit Montgomery Deep History here or the Equal Justice Initiative here.

Support our sponsors: The Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions’ Office of Associational Missions and Church Planting and Office of Sunday School and Discipleship.

This podcast is a product of TAB Media.

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Episode 2

Fresh Starts

While Dewayne Rembert invests his life in helping young men who don’t have fathers, an aging church in the community is changed by bringing him in as a son.

Support our sponsors: The Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions’ Office of Associational Missions and Church Planting and Office of Sunday School and Discipleship.

This podcast is a product of TAB Media.

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Episode 1

Fault Lines and False Gospels

In a city rife with division, Dewayne Rembert and Henryette Bailey grew up differently and decades apart, but they had one major thing in common. And soon their paths would cross.

Support our sponsors: The Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions’ Office of Associational Missions and Church Planting and Office of Sunday School and Discipleship.

This podcast is a product of TAB Media.

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INtroducing Season two

The Flatline story

Growing up, Dewayne Rembert’s life was fatherless. It was mostly motherless. And as far as he was concerned, it was Godless. But then everything in his life turned around – and a community started changing with him.

This podcast is a product of TAB Media.

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  • Introducing Season 2: The Flatline Story

Season One: The Sammy Gilbreath Story

S1 Bonus Content

Update Episode Available

An update on the Sammy Gilbreath Story is now available in Season 4. Check out Season 4, Episode 1 to hear the next chapter.

This podcast is a product of TAB Media Group.

S1 Bonus Content: Update Episode Available
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  • S1 Bonus Content: Update Episode Available

Episode 4

Decision Time

Sammy Gilbreath faces a life-threatening medical crisis, and more than one life gets saved that day. But there’s still a big decision that needs to be made.

 

Support our sponsors:
The Office of Evangelism at the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions — visit https://evangelizeal.org to find events, resources for evangelism strategies and apologetics training.

This podcast is a product of TAB Media.

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Season One Bonus Content

Sharing Hope

In the other episodes, you heard stories about Sammy Gilbreath sharing his faith in Jesus with people everywhere he went. In this bonus episode, you’ll have a chance to hear what one of those conversations sounds like.


Support our sponsors:
The Office of Evangelism at the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions — visit evangelizeal.org to find events, resources for evangelism strategies and apologetics training.

This podcast is a product of TAB Media.

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  • S1 Bonus Content: Sharing Hope

Episode 3

Living Like You’re Dying

When Sammy Gilbreath heard that 50,000 people were riding the Trail of Tears on motorcycle and no one was sharing Jesus with them, he bought a motorcycle. He couldn’t have imagined that would lead to a face off with a gang lord in a prison.

Promotional video of horse whisperer event
F.A.I.T.H. Riders motorcycle ministry

Support our sponsors:
The Office of Evangelism at the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions — visit evangelizeal.org to find events, resources for evangelism strategies and apologetics training.

This podcast is a product of TAB Media.
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Episode 2

Leaving it all on the stage

Sammy Gilbreath was still a young man when he was told he had a ticking time bomb in his chest, and there was nothing he could do about it — except go home and live like each day was his last.

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center and
Research Institute at Tufts Medical Center


Support our sponsors:
The Office of Evangelism at the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions — visit evangelizeal.org to find events, resources for evangelism strategies and apologetics training.

This podcast is a product of TAB Media.
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  • S1 E2: Leaving It All on the Stage

Episode 1

The Fast Way Home

Sammy Gilbreath remembers the day he jumped out of the plane and realized things had gone really, really wrong.

Support our sponsors:
The Office of Evangelism at the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions — visit evangelizeal.org to find events, resources for evangelism strategies and apologetics training.

This podcast is a product of TAB Media.
S1 E1: The Fast Way Home
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  • S1 E1: The Fast Way Home

Introducing Stories

Stories is a deep dive into people’s lives, hosted and produced by Grace Thornton. Each week, you’ll hear the next chapter in their story, in their own words. New episodes are released on Friday mornings.

Introducing Stories
Stories with Grace Thornton
  • Introducing Stories
Grace Thornton

Grace Thornton

Grace Thornton has worked in the editorial department of The Alabama Baptist in different capacities since 2003. She also served in international missions for several years. Grace earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and English from Mississippi College and has done some graduate study at the University of Alabama and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. She’s the author of two books, “I Don’t Wait Anymore” and “Unshakable Pursuit.” Grace also co-authored “The Alabama Baptist: Celebrating 175 Years of Informing, Inspiring and Connecting Baptists.” She is a member of The Church at Brook Hills, Birmingham. To read more about her and the way she sees God move in daily life, visit gracefortheroad.com To contact Grace Thornton, email gthornton@thealabamabaptist.org