Talladega First has opened it doors and welcomed the men of Truth Recovery Ministries in such a way that the congregation has been transformed as much, if not more, than the men in recovery. The congregation has not simply invited the men to worship, they have opened their hearts and welcomed them to be part of the congregation. Members have been willing to change in order to make room for new people with new needs. The church is not only transforming their community in Talladega but they are making an impact on other communities as they help prepare these men to return home knowing how much a difference a loving church community can make in their lives.
Senior Pastor Rev. Minnie Bailey shared this Glory Sighting during the 2015 Annual Conference. She explained that when she returned to Talladega in 2012, the congregation entered into a three fold prayer. “That we would be led by the spirit of God; that we would reach the lost; and that we would be changed from the inside out." She added "I believe this was a response to that prayer.”
Click the video below to see Rev. Bailey and Annual Conference Emcee Chris Greene discuss how God is working through Talladega First UMC.