Pray for the men participating in the April 21-24 Spring Men’s Hike!


Welcome Doug and Virginia Webster


It gives me great pleasure to introduce to you Doug and Virginia Webster. Doug will be joining our staff in a part-time capacity, with an emphasis on men’s discipleship (especially men over 50), while also helping with the teaching and preaching load.

The Websters have ministered at the Advent in the past: Doug as a Lenten preacher, and Virginia as a speaker at a women’s luncheon. You also may have heard him in the Dean’s Class a few weeks ago.

Doug Webster Teaching Pastor

Doug Webster
Teaching Pastor

Doug is currently Professor of Pastoral Theology and Christian Preaching at Beeson. Before he and Virginia moved to Birmingham, he was the Senior Pastor at First Presbyterian Church of San Diego (1993-2007). He has taught at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto, and served churches in Toronto, Bloomington, Denver and New York City. He has authored over 20 books and is a sought-after preacher and teacher. He and Virginia have three adult children and three grandchildren. If you want to learn a little more about Doug and Virginia, you can visit

Of particular note, especially if you are interested in a good Lenten devotional, I recommend one of his latest books, The God Who Comforts: A Forty-Day Meditation on John 14:1-16:15. Please join me in giving them a very warm welcome to the Advent.

 – Andrew

 Ed. Note: Here’s a recent article by Doug – 
A Christian Perspective on Sports.


Men’s Hike Fall 2015
October 22-25
Short Video by Trail Boss Scott Settle






















Greg Oliver Spoke at Men’s Lunch September 10


olivers1000Advent men listened to Greg Oliver, founder of Awaken Recovery Ministries, share his own story of loss and redemption on Thursday, September 10, noon in Clingman Commons.

The audio is here.

Greg’s story is one of sexual brokenness, addiction, exposure, recovery, and restoration. Having gone through intense pain and healing, Greg and his wife have now walked with hundreds of people who face the same struggles.