• Brian Atwood

    Contributing sermons since Mar 29, 2001
Brian's church

Pathway Church
Huntsville Alabama , 35802
(256) 489-0145

About Brian
  • Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree from Free Will Baptist Bible College, Nashville, Tennessee, 1978, double major in Bible and Pastoral Administration. Master of Arts Degree from North Alabama Christian College, 2004, in Biblical Studies.
  • Experience: Pastor here at Pathway since 1995. Twelve years pastor at Emmanuel Free Will Baptist Church, Wabash, Indiana.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Hopefully you will find something in my sermons that will bless you. That is my prayer. I know God blesses me when I prepare them!
  • Family: My wife Debbi and I have been married for 29 years. Our three children are graduates of Free Will Baptist Bible College in Nashville, Tennessee (where Deb and I met) and are currently involved in Christian service. Our oldest daughter, Brooke, and her husband Matthew Turnbough, are serving the church in Spain. Our son Brandon is a youth and worship pastor in New Castle, Indiana. Our youngest daughter, Bethany teaches tenth-grade English at Donelson Christian Academy in Nashville, Tennessee and her husband David Lytle has recently completed work on his Master’s Degree at MTSU.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: My father died when I was 15 and never had a chance to hear me preach. Addiction to alcohol claimed his life. My mother died when I was 25 and was very complimentary of my sermons as a young pastor. I’m now 50.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Deb says I am her favorite preacher and she never fails to tell me how much she got out of the sermon. God answered my prayers for a good partner in ministry on so many different levels.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Saturate with scripture. Be practical. Be authentic/transparent.
  • Books that have had an impact: "No Perfect People" by John Burke; "A Long Obedience in the Same Direction - Discipleship in an Instant Society" by Eugene H. Peterson; "Foxe’s Christian Martyrs of the World" by John Foxe; "God’s Smuggler" by Brother Andrew; "Hearing God" by Peter Lord; "Loving God" by Chuck Colson; "That Incredible Christian" by A. W. Tozer; "The Crises of the Christ" by G. Campbell Morgan; "The Mind of Christ" by T. W. Hunt; "The Words and Works of Jesus Christ" by J. Dwight Pentecost; "Tortured For Christ" by Pastor Richard Wurmbrand; "To the Golden Shore - The Life of Adoniram Judson" by Courtney Anderson; and "1776" by David McCullough, to name a few.
  • Hobbies: Buying, selling, trading, and collecting used books. Play tennis, softball, volleyball, and enjoy taking long walks or riding bicycles with my wife.
  • What I want on my tombstone: Christ-follower, good husband & dad, good pastor, lover of good books!
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  • When I Need A Change Of Heart

    Contributed on Mar 2, 2010
    based on 12 ratings

    How to take advantage of the new heart God promised to those who trust Him.

    Last week we looked at some attitudes we need to have when we’re facing difficulty. We reconsidered the fact that the problem isn’t always the problem. The problem is our attitude, or our focus, about our problems. We need to focus on our Great High Priest, Jesus, who is able to help more

  • How To Let God Care For You

    Contributed on Feb 23, 2010
    based on 3 ratings

    How to let God care for you.

    The problem is not usually the problem. The problem is often our lack of information or our failure to focus on the information. We're in the series, "Does God Care?" and we're considering the letter of Hebrews written to Christ followers of the First Century who were discouraged. They more

  • How To Be A Hopeful Person

    Contributed on Feb 22, 2010
    based on 10 ratings

    How to live in hope rather than despair, depression or discouragement.

    We begin a new series today - "Does God Care?" We're going to utilize the New Testament book of Hebrews because it was initially written to a group of people pondering the care of God. Times were hard for the Jewish Christ followers in the First Century of the church. They faced persecution more

  • Taking Christ Home

    Contributed on Jan 18, 2010
    based on 3 ratings

    What participation in a small group will do for you based on what it did for Matthew.

    Randy Frazee wrote a book called “The Connecting Church.” He has a son who was born without a left hand. One day in Sunday School the teacher was talking with the children about the church. To illustrate her point she folded her hands together and said, “Here’s the more

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    Contributed on Oct 13, 2009
    based on 6 ratings

    The "P.A.U.S.E. Principle" applied to eradicating the moles that try to undermine spiritual success.

    We’re in the series “Something More” based on the story of a man named Nehemiah who lived over 2,000 years ago. The “something more” Nehemiah prayed that God would help him arrive at in his life was the rebuilding of the wall around Jerusalem that had been destroyed a generation earlier and not more

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