Welcome to Riverchase

HEY! My name is Malvin Sanders, and I am the new youth and family minister here at Riverchase. I wanted to take this first article to introduce myself and tell you how excited I am to be here. I am originally from Stockbridge, Georgia, which is just on the south side of Atlanta. When I was a senior in high school, I made the decision to go to Faulkner University in Montgomery. This was one of the best decisions I ever made because that is where I met my wife and where I really started to take my faith seriously, which eventually led me to change my major to youth and family ministry. We then moved to New Orleans to work with the Hickory Knoll church of Christ for two years, before moving to Columbia, Tennessee to work with the Highland church of Christ, where we had our two awesome children, Owen and Blakely. We were there for six years and really loved it, but we are now just really excited to be here at Riverchase. We have heard nothing but good things from people about the congregation here, and for my wife, it’s a move home! Jan is from Gardendale and went to JCA. All four of her sisters are here in the Birmingham area, along with her parents. We are just so excited to be here and right now, just echoing the words, “I thank Christ Jesus our Lord because he trusted me and gave me this work of serving Him. He gives me strength.” – 1 Timothy 1:12