Jun 20, 2022
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Today I’m talking to Cody and Brittany Dowdy from Lynchburg,
Virginia. They were working secular jobs when they got the
call to plant a new church in Lynchburg. What’s amazing about
their story is the obstacles they faced and overcame to plant the
- They planted the church at the beginning of the COVID pandemic
in the summer of 2020.
- Lynchburg is one of the most religious areas in the US. It’s
called the “Belt Buckle of the Bible Belt.”
- Lynchburg is a racially segregated city and the church was
planted in the wake of the George Floyd racial unrest.
- Cody and Brittany have three kids five years or younger.
- Cody had gotten fired previously from the full-time ministry
and Brittany had never been in the professional ministry
In spite of all these challenges, they have grown the church
from a team of eighteen disciples to thirty-one. They’ve
found ways to save students on private colleges, study the Bible
with people through the phone and Zoom and developed a
“blank-slate” approach to reaching the lost that is proving
effective. Find out more on the Rob Skinner Podcast!
- How'd you become Christians?
- How'd you meet?
- Where have you been prior to Lynchburg?
- Why'd you choose Lynchburg?
- What was it like during COVID?
- How do you reach out in such a religious setting?
- What has inspired you?
- What has been challenging?
- Any advice for those who want to multiply churches?