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The Rob Skinner Podcast: Helping You Make This Life Count

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 church:

  • 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 before.

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!


Interview Questions:

  1. How'd you become Christians?
  2. How'd you meet?
  3. Where have you been prior to Lynchburg?
  4. Why'd you choose Lynchburg?
  5. What was it like during COVID?
  6. How do you reach out in such a religious setting?
  7. What has inspired you?
  8. What has been challenging?
  9. Any advice for those who want to multiply churches?