Birmingham, AL

Background
The church in Birmingham was established in 1987. There are 20+ saints meeting regularly. There is a Wednesday night prayer meeting, Lord’s Table and prophesying meeting, and three or more home meetings during the week.

The City of Birmingham
Birmingham is the financial and medical center of Alabama. Being Alabama’s largest city, the metro area of about one million people, which is approximately one quarter of Alabama’s population, is vibrant and growing.

Birmingham ranks as one of the most important business centers in the Southeastern United States. Though the manufacturing industry maintains a strong presence in Birmingham, other businesses and industries such as banking, telecommunications, transportation, electrical power transmission, medical care, college education, and insurance have risen in stature. In addition, the Birmingham area serves as headquarters to one Fortune 500 company, Regions Financial, along with five other Fortune 1000 companies.

Today, Birmingham has begun to experience something of a rebirth. New resources have been dedicated in reconstructing the downtown area into a 24-hour mixed-use district. The market for downtown lofts and condominiums has increased while restaurant, retail and cultural options are also beginning to expand. In 2006, the visitor’s bureau selected “the diverse city” as a new tag line for the city. In 2011, the Highland Park neighborhood of Birmingham was named as a 2011 America’s Great Place by the American Planning Association. For more information see City-Data Profile and Official City Website.

City Stats
City Population – 210,710
Metro Population – 1,200,000

Campus
University of Alabama Birmingham – 14,853 students

There is a small team of fulltimers laboring on the UAB campus with regular appointments. We meet in homes around the campus throughout the week.

Contact Person
Vern Smathers
brotherv@gmail.com
(404) 667-5436

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