TV Church S01E46 | “It’s Not Easy Being Mary”

Do you feel called to do something, but fear keeps holding you back? Find out what an ordinary teenage girl and bungee jumping have to teach us about “jumping scared” on this episode of Tennessee Valley Church.

💬 Message:

Travis Collins teaches about Mary, the mother of Jesus and the amazing things that happened because she chose to follow God’s call. But it wasn’t easy for her. The stories of many ordinary people who do great things for God’s kingdom start with them agreeing to “jump” even if they’re scared, just like Mary did.

🎤 Interview:

Lisa Ceci interviews Jamie Mackey about The Big Red Grocery Store at Huntsville Junior High. Many of the students face food insecurity, so this program helps provide food for those who need it while maintaining a sense of dignity. Morgan Sundloff, an 8th grader at HJHS shares how excited students are to earn points and shop in the store.

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🏠 Location:

Tinsel Trail

Huntsville, AL

🎵 Music:

Available | TVC Worship feat. Charley Lowry

Nothing but the Blood | TVC Worship feat. Dennis Parker

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Luke 1:26-38

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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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