birmingham Staff

Kreg keiffer

campus staff

I grew up in the Bible belt of the United States, some would even go as far to say "the belt buckle of the bible belt", the great state of Alabama. Growing up in this environment, where literally everyone I knew went to church, slowly began to breed this idea that I had to earn my way to Heaven by doing good deeds and being morally righteous. I began to live what I thought was a morally righteous life, which was the following: listening to/pleasing my parents, pleasing people around me, and trying to earn God's favor. I would live this way through my high school days.

After high school, I chose to attend Berry College in Rome, Georgia, where I would eventually run into a guy by the name of Rob who worked for Campus Outreach. I met him one morning at football workouts. He began to take an interest in my life and eventually learned that I had a misunderstanding of the Gospel. He lovingly, yet boldly showed me Titus 3:5-6 which states, "he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out richly through Jesus Christ." From that conversation, I realized that I had it wrong. Only by grace, through faith in Christ Jesus, I could be truly saved. I desire to make the good news of Jesus Christ known all over the world by laboring on the college campus with hopes that men will go forth and proclaim His name after college in the workplace.