TV Church S01E30 | “The Elder Brother”

This week on Tennessee Valley Church, we’ll look at the parable of the prodigal son from the perspective of the elder brother. How does it make you feel when someone else gets the recognition you think you deserve?

💬 Message:
Meanwhile, the elder brother… This part of the story has a lot to teach us. We’ve heard about the forgiveness and mercy we find in Christ, but what about those of us who have been following him the whole time? Where’s the party for us? Travis Collins teaches on how we can choose to find joy in the blessings we have and not let resentment ruin the party.

🎤 Interview:
John Lemons talks with Kim and Brittany Proctor, a mother and daughter who were recently baptized together. Kim was waiting for the right time and place to be baptized, and she felt ready when she found her church home at FBC. Brittany was raised in a Christian home, but she walked away from God during her college years. Depressed and disappointed with the choices she was making, she found her way back to faith.

🏠 Location:
Burritt on the Mountain
Huntsville, AL

🎵 Music:
Thank You Jesus for the Blood | TVC Worship feat. Charley Lowry
Grace Upon Grace | TVC Worship feat. Caleb Crino

✅ Helpful links:
Luke 15:11-32
He Still Moves Stones

He Still Moves Stones: Everyone Needs a Miracle

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Meet the Hosts

Travis Collins

Senior Pastor

Travis has been Senior Pastor of FBC, Huntsville since the spring of 2016. He served as a missionary in Nigeria and Venezuela. He and his wife, Keri, have three children and a growing number of grandchildren.

Charley Lowry

Minister of Contemporary Worship

Charley joined the FBC staff in June of 2020 to serve as Minister of Contemporary Worship. She and her husband Justin made the move to Huntsville after living and serving in both Atlanta, GA and Nashville, TN. A Nashville native herself, Charley is a published songwriter and recording artist with a passion for the arts, a heart for authenticity, and a commitment to leading the broken through her own brokenness in Gospel-centered worship.

Brian Temple

Media Director

Brian joined us after a nearly 30 year career in broadcasting. As a member of FBC for more than ten years, he’s has been involved in the audio/visual ministry almost since he walked in the door. Brian is the middle member of three generations of Temples at FBC – his daughter is Morgan, and his mother is Susan. He’s married to his very understanding wife Kara, where they share their home with Bamboo the Wonder Dog and several spoiled parrots.

Kristin Prasad

Minister to Kids and Families

Kristin joined our staff in January 2019 and brings years of experience and expertise to our Children’s Ministry. Kristin and her husband Raj came to us from Richmond, VA. They have three adult children.

John Lemons

Minister to Young Adults

John came to FBC in September of 2016 to serve as Minister to Young Adults. Prior to Huntsville, John lived and served in Chattanooga for 11 years and Birmingham for 4 years. He and his wife, Emily, have been married since 2002 and they are the proud parents of 2 wonderful daughters. See more from John at

Billy Orton

Minister of Worship

Billy has been at FBC since 1998 and leads a growing program of music and worship ministries that encompasses choirs for all ages, ensembles, bands, an orchestra, handbells, an artists series and various specialized music ministries such as masterclasses and concerts. His wife, Jane, is a social worker and therapist. Billy and Jane have two adult children, and three grandsons.

Sam Maxwell

Ministry Resident to Young Adults

Sam joined the ministerial staff team in June of 2019 as a ministerial resident to young adults. A native of Morgantown, West Virginia, he graduated from college with dual business degrees, and received a Master’s Degree from Baylor’s Truett Seminary. He married his longtime sweetheart in September of 2019. He enjoys studying theology and partnering with ministries to support young leaders.

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