On Sunday, Pastor Dana had the privilege to baptize Tameka Shepard! Here is the video of the baptism and her testimony.
Tameka Shepard: Before Christ, I was a wife and mom just trying to find my place in life. There was a piece missing and I was searching for something to fill the void. At the time I thought it was education that I was seeking and continued on the journey of a college education for several years. After 2 degrees and many years later I knew that my life was still missing something. And then Melanie invited me to Easter service. At first I accepted out of obligation, but also because there was a little piece of me that thought maybe God was what I had been missing. When I left church that day I felt lighter and decided to come back. I continued to come back because services always made me feel lighter and filled with hope, but I was clueless about church and Jesus. As the weeks progressed and I continued attending services, my life became messy, I was feeling overwhelmed and I was seeking support and help. I realized God was what I had been searching for and I chose to trust Him. I am still learning what it means to be a Christ follower, but because of Jesus I know that I am never alone and now have both help and hope to persevere in what I cannot fix myself and am open to fix the things I can fix. And I am excited for the journey ahead of me.