Hello CCC family! We are the Drew family- Chris, Tate, and Avalene (Avie). Chris and I met at Troy University where I got a degree in Social Work and he completed his in General Business. We were very involved in Campus Outreach in college and were greatly impacted by their ministry like several other members at CCC. We married a month after we graduated and lived in Panama City (Chris’s hometown) for our first two years of marriage. In January 2017 we moved to Birmingham due to a job change with Chris’s company, Penske. It was all very sudden- we moved a month after we found out he got the job! I was 20 weeks pregnant and left my job at a hospital in PC. Chris and I visited CCC our very first Sunday in the area and never went anywhere else! We joined in October and Avie was baptized in February- both special moments for our family.
We went through a lot of change in a short period of time with the move, a new job, and Avie’s birth in May 2017. God has been so faithful to plant us in this church where we have felt loved and supported through it all! The newcomer group was a great way we first connected with other prospective members. When it ended we got involved in discipleship groups which have been such blessing for both of us.
We recently bought a house in Helena after renting for a year in Pelham. We felt called to put down roots in this community among our church family. Our house is in a sweet, family-oriented neighborhood and we could not be more thankful for how the Lord worked that out! We pray that our home and our new church building will be open places that welcome those around us to the light found in Christ.