Tremayne Parker, known as Parker, confessed that Jesus is Lord and was baptized on October 8. Parker is an Alabama native from the town of Union Springs. He works as a correctional officer for the Bullock County Prison. A year ago, Parker met Markeya Thomas through mutual friends at a birthday party, and she invited him to church. He wanted to be a better person and to find a group of friends who lived an honest life. He found this in the brothers at the Auburn Tuskegee Christian Church (ATCC). One of them, Travis Hawkins, asked him to study the Bible. Travis shared not only the good news, but also his life.
"I was inspired by Parker's humility and his desire to take on challenges for God," said Travis. Parker continued to take on the challenges of obeying the Bible, right up to the challenge of being baptized. "Parker has grown tremendously since the first time meeting the ATCC family," said Markeya. "He's gone from barely saying a word to being a lot more engaged." Parker is now excited to become even more engaged, and share the good news with others in Alabama!
Devonte Hoy is a sophomore Supply Chain Management major from Los Angeles. Devonte always had a dream of attending Tuskegee University (TU) but due to financial reasons ended up going to El Camino Community College in Los Angeles. As always, God had a plan and Devonte started studying the Bible with some disciples at El Camino College. Later, he stopped studying. Then Devonte was awarded an academic scholarship to transfer to Tuskegee University. This time God's plan was that his dorm Resident Assistant would be Bryce Outten, who was baptized a year ago. Devonte ran into Bryce as he was having his quiet time and asked if they could study the Bible.
During Bible studies, Devonte would always bring a myriad of questions as a result of going back and studying the scriptures for himself. This thirst to be righteous led him to be baptized on Sunday, October 8. "He always has a smile on his face," said ministry leader Mike Gross. "He's positive, humble and is driven by a desire to improve and grow to do good works for the Lord at TU. We welcome him to the family!"
In Knoxville, Tennessee it's great to see our own (was our own!) Nic Crews baptizing University of Tennessee junior Gearald Gorham, into Christ this week.
Shared from the North River Church of Christ newsletter.