I am a sinner, a father, a husband, and a pastor redeemed by God’s grace and for God’s glory. As a teenager, God led me into Christian ministry at a small local church in the North Georgia mountains. It was there that I learned how to teach God’s Word from the pulpit, savor God’s Word in the prayer closet, and obey God’s Word through making disciples in the local church. It was there that I discovered God leading me into vocational ministry. After three years of serving as a youth pastor in that church, marrying the pastor’s beautiful daughter, Anne Marie, and completing my Christian Studies degree from Truett-McConnell University, we moved to the city of New Orleans where I would pursue an M.Div. During my studies at NOBTS, God granted us the opportunity to begin a local church college ministry named “devoted”. What began as a small group of college students studying the book of Acts would years later result in a church planting core team being sent out for the planting of St. Rose Community Church in St. Rose, LA. This is where we serve now and it is a dream come true. God has given me an overwhelming passion for his church, and for the mission of seeing his church multiply for his glory.
Why Devoted Together?
In the book of Acts, the first Christian church bursts into existence with 3,000 new believers full of the Holy Spirit and ready to follow King Jesus. Acts 2:42 tells us exactly what these new believers begin to do as God’s first Christian church. They simply joined together in devoting themselves to a few simple things. “They devoted themselves to the apostle’s teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers… And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved” (Acts 2:42, 47). It is my hope that the resources on this site help God’s people to think through what it means for Christians to devote themselves together to the Word of God, the people of God, the worship of God, and ultimately the mission of God in and through the local church.
By His Grace & For His Glory,
Pastor Brandon Langley
St. Rose Community Church