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Where it’s always about, and from, the Word of God…

Together we become something much larger than we could ever be alone…




In Memory of: Rev. David Millard Cox

The Rev. David Millard Cox of Pell City, Alabama, passed away peacefully on August 16, 2021, at age 96.

David was preceded in death by Irene Nichols Cox in 2000, and is survived by two married daughters, Carolyn Sexton, husband Thomas Sexton (deceased), and Pamela Jarvis, husband Michael Jarvis, all residing in Springville, Alabama. His family spanned five generations and includes seven grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Born in Pineville, Kentucky, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy at age 17 after marriage to Irene, and subsequently was part of the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa in the Pacific. He was awarded the Military Order of the Purple Heart for a wound sustained during combat at Okinawa.

After surviving the war, he began his lifelong calling to missionary work, traveling to numerous countries across the Middle East, Far East, Africa and South America. He pastored at ten churches in the eastern United States during his lifelong tenure as a minister in the Nazarene and United Methodist churches.

David had a love for higher education and attended seminary and graduate schools at Olivet, Duke, and Gettysburg. He was active in scouting and youth sports throughout his lifetime, loved a good game of golf, and was an avid collegiate sports fan.

The family will receive friends at Springville First United Methodist Church, 6471 US Hwy 11, Springville, AL 35146, at 10:00 AM, Saturday, August 21, with a Memorial Service immediately following (11:00 AM) at the same location.

Interment will follow at the Low Gap United Methodist Church Cemetery, 5000 County Road 12, Odenville, AL 35120.

Flowers can be sent to Deerfoot Memorial Funeral Home, 5360 Deerfoot Parkway, Trussville, AL 35173.

Donations may also be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project in memory of David Cox at:

Link to full Obituary and tribute wall. David M. Cox



It’s not about us, it’s about Jesus,
and when it stops becoming about Jesus,
we need to Close the Doors!!!

Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. 

Hebrews 10:25

We once understood that we don’t stand in judgement of the Bible but the Bible stands in judgement of us…



We are now meeting for Worship Sunday Morning, We would love to see you at Church


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Promise of God’s help

in time of need: 


We live in unprecedented times. Never before have we seen such turmoil and confusion in the world. The pandemic has laid open an unsettledness that even Christians have not been spared.

Continued social distancing and working from home–these have taken a toll on the spiritual lives of many Christians. More than ever before, this is a time we need to heed what God warns us of in Scripture. He reminds us that Satan is like the prowling lion, looking for his prey and ready to pounce. God’s Word reminds us to get back to the basics of our faith, and to guard against the Enemy of our souls who is ready to devour us when we let down our guard!


When you find yourself discouraged, downtrodden, and spiritually weak; Praise the name of God. Find some praise music, call a friend and dig into the Word of God…

Psalm 34


Have you ever thought about the magnificence of The Bible and what a privilege we have in studying It? Pray; then open The Word and let The Holy Spirit teach…


Decisions, Decisions


But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

  Matthew 6:33-34


Hear the word of the Lord , ye children of Israel: for the Lord hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land. By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood. Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.
               Hosea 4:1‭-‬3 KJV



God Blesses Us So We Can Bless Others!!!



“One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.” — Golda Meir.

Have you found JOY in your life…Has your life brought JOY to others…



for a little encouragement: “In times like these it helps to recall there have always been times like these.”



Our challenges don’t define us,

our actions do…

2 Corinthians 4:8-11


God’s Wild Wonderful Creation…

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