An open forum on faith, family, culture & crisis in America

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION

OCTOBER FIRST 9AM - 12PM

The discussion will begin at 9am and extend through 12pm. Our panelists will be taking text messaged questions, as well as live questions from the audience. Join in as we discuss a plethora of topics, including Bible prophecy, personal health, strengthening the family, culture, crisis in America and more. Make plans to be a part of this free, informative and engaging day in Trussville!

2017 PANELISTS

MICAH ANDREWS

Micah was student pastor at Metropolitan Church in Birmingham for 13 years before coming to The Foundry Ministries in 2008, where he has served as volunteer coordinator, senior director of men’s programs and assistant executive director. He believes his current position as CEO affords him the responsibility of connecting the dots—people to the services the ministry offers, partners to opportunities for making an eternal impact, and residents to a loving and compassionate Heavenly Father. “My role is to keep our ministry laser-focused on what the Lord has called us to do—restore hope and rebuild lives,” he says.

 

He received a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Lee University and is currently pursuing a master’s in public administration from The University of Alabama at Birmingham, building a solid foundation for his leadership role in all areas of the ministry. “We want to continue to be the place where broken and devastated people come to find spiritual healing and to rebuild the pieces of their lives,” Micah says.

DR. MARK CORRELL

Mark Correll has been in ministry for more than 30 years. He and his wife, Sheryl, became lead pastors in 1985. In 2007, they stepped down out of the role of a shepherd to launch out as an evangelist and teacher. Under Mark Correll Ministries International, Mark has begun reaching communities around the United States and the world. Mark continues to bring tours to the Holy Land, supports several ministries in Israel, and offers a website with teaching products and media. Mark and Sheryl have 3 children: Mark Jr., Cassie, and Bethany. They have 5 beautiful grandchildren: Wilder, Mary Layne, Nora Ruth, Luke and Sam.

REV. JOHN DANSBY

Rev. John Dansby pastors the New Creation Christian Fellowship Church in Birmingham, AL. He went to Andersonville Theological Seminary. When asked to describe himself, John states, "I love hard and live free, with a mission and assignment from God that drives and fulfills purpose and destiny." He is married to Dana Dansby, and they have 6 children.

TAJUAN McCARTY

Tajuan McCarty is the Founder of The WellHouse, and has used her passion for the issue of human trafficking to develop this nonprofit into a faith-based and Christ-centered agency dedicated to rescuing women from sexual exploitation/human trafficking. Her experiences include: social work, community outreach, and as a consultant on women’s issues. Additional professional experiences include leadership positions in which she has assisted women ex-offenders to re-enter society; helped implement Alabama’s first program devoted to helping chronically homeless, severely mentally ill women, and as a social worker for the Alabama Department of Human Resources. She holds Master’s degrees in Public Health and Public Administration, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

 

Tajuan is uniquely qualified to be a forerunner in the fight against trafficking, as she understands victims situations all too well. At 15, she was sexually exploited by her “boyfriend-turned-pimp”. She was trafficked to Birmingham so many times, it became her home. Her many experiences make her a passionate advocate for victims of sexual exploitation and human trafficking.

 

Tajuan was recognized as one of The Top 20 Women Who Make a Difference in Birmingham and accepted The FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award on behalf of The WellHouse, due to her efforts to fight human trafficking.

JOYCE McKAY, LPC-S

A Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor, Joyce has done formal counseling since 1979, serving as a licensed professional since 1993. In addition to supervising associate counselors, Joyce is also a supervising Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT-S).

 

Alongside working at Covenant Counseling since 1998, Joyce taught for eight years in the Counseling Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, served more than five years on the Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling, and retired from Occupational Therapy in 2015. For many years she also held a certification in group psychotherapy (CGP). Joyce holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish, and has also done nine years postgraduate work at the PhD level, earning the distinction of ABD.

 

Joyce works with a variety of client issues on an individual, couples, and group basis, in the age brackets of young adult to senior citizens. She has significant experience and training in the areas of sex addiction, sex and love addiction, and sex abuse recovery, as well as in other areas such as grief, anger, and adjustment issues.

DR. JASON THOMPSON

Dr. Jason Thompson joined Birmingham Heart Clinic in 2008 as a cardiologist.

 

Dr. Thompson grew up in Trussville, Alabama.  He earned a bachelor’s degree and a doctorate in chemical engineering from Auburn University.  He received his doctorate from the University of Alabama Medical Center in Birmingham (UAB), graduating with honors.  Dr. Thompson also completed his internal medicine residency at UAB, where he was named chief medical resident and received two Argus Awards for being the Best Internal Medicine Attending and the Best Overall Clinical Instructor.  After completion of his chief residency at UAB, he attended Johns Hopkins University for his fellowship in cardiology. In 2007, he was named an Outstanding Auburn Engineering Alumnus.

 

Dr. Thompson is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular computed tomography, and nuclear cardiology. He is a member of various professional organizations including the American College of Cardiology, the Medical Association of the State of Alabama, the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, and the American Heart Association.

 

Dr. Thompson and his wife, Tami, have three children.  He is an avid football fan and outdoorsman.

 

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