Michael & Molly Holt

Children's Ministers

What is your favorite part of your job?

Michael: Telling Bible stories Molly: One-on-one gospel conversations.

How and when did you first come to Christ Fellowship?

Michael: In the fall of 2014, Pastor Deric invited me to serve with him and his congregation in collegiate international ministry. Molly: I came with Michael about 2 years ago when he and I first started dating. I became a part of Christ Fellowship when we got married.

Where are you from?

Michael: Birmingham, AL Molly:Dothan, AL

Short testimony about your relationship with Christ.

Michael: God blessed me with parents that are both walking strongly with the Lord and who have always been passionate about their children knowing and loving Jesus. Thus, from birth I was exposed to Bible stories at home and through the church we attended. Though God was so loving to give me parents and a church who both faithfully and graciously shared the gospel with me on a regular basis, I rejected it and embraced my sins until I was twelve. It was then that my uncle brought me to a youth event, Disciple Now, where I heard the gospel and God opened my eyes to understand it. I was brought to my knees in tears as I realized my sin against God and the beautiful truth that Jesus gave his life to save me. It was there that I experienced the reality of God and the gospel. God saved me there when I believed the gospel of Jesus Christ and repented of my sins all by God’s grace. To God be the glory. Molly: When I was thirteen years old, I went to my first youth event, and there was a video playing describing how many people had never heard the gospel. I had grown up knowing the gospel in a family who believed. I had attended church and heard Biblical truth regularly. I could answer all the questions, and had even made a profession of faith when I was five years old. But, that night in the youth room, the Lord reached out to me and caught my attention. He showed me the truth about what I had heard my whole life, and how, if I truly knew Jesus as my savior, I would pursue him, I would spend time learning His Word, I would pray, and I would have a burden and desire to tell others about Him. That night, when I got home, I surrendered my life, repented, and Jesus saved me. He has given me a desire for all peoples, including little children, to teach them and share with them the gospel. He has given me many opportunities to do so at home and oversees. He has also given Michael and I a unique opportunity to reach the children at Christ Fellowship and in our community, loving and teaching them the gospel on a regular basis. We are so blessed by Him. He is amazing!

What’s your favorite Bible verse?

Michael: …it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. – Philippians 1:20-21 Molly: “And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will, in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God." - Colossians 1:9-10

What is the best place you have ever visited?

Michael: The home of my parents-in-law. Molly: The home where I grew up and Alberta Canada.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Michael: Alberta, Canada….but just for the Summer. Molly: Anywhere in Western Canada or somewhere like the Bahamas.

What books do you recommend?

Michael: The Chronicles of Narnia series Donald Whitney’s Spiritual Disciplines The Pilgrim’s Progress George Muller: Delighted in God Molly: A Peculiar Glory by John Piper Don’t Make Me Count to Three by Ginger Hubbard Shepherding a Child’s Heart Sally Michael’s Children’s Series: God’s Promise, God’s Design, etc. Chronicles of Narnia

What are a few of your favorite things?

Michael: Food: Sushi Candy: Ghirardelli Chocolate Movie: The Lord of the Rings series Sport: Soccer Molly: Food: Mexican Candy: Twix or Milky Way Movie: Jane Austen’s “Emma” Sport: Tennis (to play) Alabama Football (to watch)

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