Rev. Lauren Efird – The Story of the Soil – March 24, 2019

Rev. Lauren Efird: Luke 8:4-15 – Just as our love for God begins with listening to God’s word, the beginning of love for our neighbor is learning to listen to them and their stories. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer 

Rev. Lauren Efird is Senior Pastor at Greenwood Forest Baptist Church in Cary, NC. She served as Associate Pastor when Ben was their Senior Pastor, and they remain close friends and colleagues in ministry. Lauren earned a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Psychology at Campbell University and received her Master of Divinity at Duke University. Before coming to Greenwood Forest, Lauren served as a chaplain at UNC Hospitals. Rev. Efird made national news last year when one of her members, Gilles Bikindou, a Congolese immigrant, was suddenly detained and deported by I.C.E. while suffering with life-threatening health issues. You can read more of Rev. Efird’s story of walking that difficult journey with Gilles here > 
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