Growing or Groaning

29 June 2014



Exodus 1:8-12


As we begin our study in Exodus we see the children of Israel growing in number despite the affliction from their Egyptian taskmasters. Why does God allow affliction and how should we respond when we face it in our lives? May we be those who holdfast and count it as joy when we experience adversity and persecution!

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Brett Meador

Senior Pastor
Brett is our senior pastor. He and his family moved to Portland in 1996 to start Athey Creek Christian Fellowship. As our church has grown, Brett’s main focus has remained the same: pointing people to Jesus by teaching through God’s Word, verse-by-verse, book-by-book and chapter-by-chapter. Brett and his wife, Debbie, have three children: Brooke, Joey and Casey.


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