big move to the atl

I can remember as a young teenager going to bed praying and weeping night after night, begging God for the opportunity to influence thousands of people for Him. From the time before those prayers were ever uttered until today, God has been shaping me, forming me through His Word, His People, His Spirit, and His Wisdom for this very moment. For this moment, this community of people, this church, this mission…this is what I was made for.

Cornerstone, I could not do what the Lord has placed in front of me to do without you. What the Lord has done in my life through you and during my time among you will be treasured. I’m honored to have served along side of you and will take with me the many friendships, memories, and incredible moments that we’ve shared together. Thank you for your kind words in this moment. They have breathed affirmation, empowerment, courage and life into me and I am grateful.

North Metro, I cannot tell you how honored, humbled and excited Lisa and I are to be a part of what God is doing among you. You have already embraced us through emails, phone messages, and direct messages and it is so good to feel your love and affirmation, even from across the country. I cannot wait to get there this summer and get into the thick of life with you, and what the Lord has in store for us together.

While there is so much that could be said about how the Lord moved each step of the way in this process of calling us to North Metro and bending our hearts towards one another; I’ll simply say out loud to the Lord thank you for Your kindness and both shaping in us and leading us to what You know is best.

In order to finish well where I currently am, my family and I won’t I won’t be making the move to North Metro until later this summer. So as a result, we decided to have a video put together to introduce ourselves to our new church family! Below is the video that was shown this weekend at North Metro, happy viewing!

BTW got to give a big shout out to Chris Loope for doing the video work, the guy is simply amazing!


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13 Responses to “big move to the atl”

  1. tymm May 17, 2010 at 8:19 am #

    Great video!

    Welcome to the ATL! Looking forward to your arrival…

  2. Christopher Loope May 17, 2010 at 10:07 am #

    Paul, it’s been a real honor working alongside you. It’s good to know at the end of the day we are serving the kingdom and you are simply gonna do that somewhere else. North Metro is gonna love having you there… Cheers M8.

  3. paul alexander May 17, 2010 at 10:52 am #

    Thanks! Lisa and I are honored to be a part of North Metro and are looking forward getting out there with you guys!

  4. paul alexander May 17, 2010 at 10:54 am #

    Chris, the Cornerstone Staff have been awesome in this moment! So glad to be able to call you a friend! I’m so proud of you!

  5. Eric Chisholm May 17, 2010 at 10:58 am #

    Congrats, Paul! Putting you closer to Florida doesn’t means UK won’t stop wompin on them! Hope the move is safe.

  6. paul alexander May 17, 2010 at 11:24 am #

    Eric, are we talking football or basketball? But yes a little more Orange & Blue in my life won’t hurt a bit!

  7. Eric Chisholm May 17, 2010 at 12:24 pm #

    Oh, we’re talking basketball, but with the exodus of Tebow and the era of Joker Phillips, I have full confidence in both worlds. I’m sure the weather down there will be nice, too.

  8. Tracy Noble May 17, 2010 at 12:33 pm #

    So glad you guys are going to dive into life and ministry with us at North Metro! God is great and life is good!

  9. paul alexander May 17, 2010 at 1:36 am #

    Looking forward to working with you Tracy! Thanks for the encouragement!

  10. Wendi May 18, 2010 at 11:54 am #

    Wow Paul, what a great church you are going to. I was just working on a blog that lead me to information on the Worldview Super Conference that North Metro is hosting in July and was enjoying looking around the churches website. I loved seeing how excited they are that you are their new pastor.

  11. Wendi Irwin May 18, 2010 at 12:02 pm #

    Paul, we are so excited for you, Lisa and the kids. How exciting is this news!!! We are sad to have you leave Cornerstone as we will miss your ministry, but so excited for the doors that God is opening. You will all be in our prayers. God bless all that you do in Atlanta.

  12. paul alexander May 18, 2010 at 12:25 pm #

    Wendi, thank you for your kind words of affirmation! We are so grateful for our time at Cornerstone and will always treasure what God did in and through us here!

  13. Brian Wurzell May 18, 2010 at 4:09 am #

    great video duder. you did some hollywood work on this one. smile north metro will be proud to get a metro pastor!

    lots of love from your peeps!

    as you would say ‘nice flick!’ hahah

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