Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, changing industries and technology led to massive shifts in American life. And now, after stay-at-home orders end, we will likely emerge to a different world than the one we once knew. Jesus commands us to love our neighbor as ourselves and churches can help people fight against despair by meeting the needs of their communities. This is something Pastor Travis Lowe and his West Virginia church have experienced first hand. He joins Jeff Pickering to share their stories of facing uncertain times with the hope of the gospel.
This episode is sponsored by The Good Book Company, publisher of Where is God in a Coronavirus World? by John Lennox
Pastor Travis Lowe was born and raised in the Appalachian mountains and is proud to call Bluefield, West Virginia home. He is married to the love of his life, Jessi and they have two children Graci and Dayne. Travis is the pastor of Crossroads Church and he also leads REBUILD.REVIVE.THRIVE., a local business owner think tank for the common good. He is a graduate of Maranatha Bible College and is currently completing a Masters of Ministry through Richmont Graduate University.
Resources from the Conversation
- Watch this video of Bluefield’s story: “When Coal Stops Burning”
- Read Travis’ article | I’ve Seen the Future. It Looks Like Appalachia
- Read the Washington Post article | A West Virginia church spends Easter making masks, other PPE using 3-D printers
- Connect with Pastor Travis Lowe
- Learn more about REBUILD.REVIVE.THRIVE. and Made to Flourish
- ERLC | Capitol Conversation Podcast