Sunday, August 26, 2012

Divine Intervention

We first tried to get Dr. David Anderson to come on the podcast back in December of last year. We thought it might be fun to get him to give us his religious perspective on New Years resolutions. That didn’t work out. It turns that out Dave is a pretty busy man these days, not only tending his flock in Columbia, but also his growing flock around the world. The services at Bridgeway Community Church are now live streamed to followers in forty two countries.

His church is a real HoCo success story. He began in 1992 by essentially cold calling people at the downtown Columbia lakefront in front of Clyde’s and holding services in HoCo loco homes. Today the church employs 35 people and occupies a 52,000 square building in the Oakland Ridge Business Park that was originally built as the corporate headquarters of Head Sportswear. Bridgeway purchased the building in 2009 for $7.5 million.

This is even more impressive when you consider that he accomplished all this in a time of declining church attendance nationwide.

He’s also a great guy with an easy sense of humor.

Our HoCo loco news recap was dominated by the tragic events of early Tuesday morning in Ellicott City that claim the lives of two young people, Elizabeth Nass and Rose Mayr but there was good news as well. The story of HoCo Olympians Hanna and Tatyana McFadden wins hands down as the good news story of the week. In many ways it is also a story of the triumph of good parenting.

You can listen to the 72nd episode of “and then there’s that…” here.
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