, left, pastor of Woodland Creek Church
in Dacula, meets with Bill Kitchen, who interned with the church this summer.
...Woodland Creek Pastor Roger Ferrell leads a small group Bible study in his home.Ferrell became pastor of the Dacula church last year.
The association's plan, still in its infancy, is called the Barnabas Church
describes himself as "very much into taking old stuff that isn't working and making it work."That goes for people and buildings, he
adds. Ferrell currently is pastor of Woodland Creek Church in Dacula, which for 25 years was known as Northside Baptist Church.
family live in the cabin.
Before being called as pastor in 2005, Ferrell
had already overseen one church restart in Portland, Maine.Four-and-a-half years after starting there, membership had grown from 20 to 250.A hundred had been baptized.Ferrell
says the first thing he
did at Woodland Creek
, founded last year, was listen."My primary role as a pastor is to interpret the visions of the congregation and weave those together into an overall church vision," he
said."I spent a lot of time talking to folks and hearing their heart."
Community involvement has been a consistent theme.
"We're doing more than handing out fliers," stated Ferrell
"We started ARCA
to help our community and build relationships with folks who live and work around us," said Ferrell
."It's been good.