The Sword and the Trowel

04 March 2018



Nehemiah 4


As they continue to reconstruct the city wall in Nehemiah 4, the Jews face ridicule, plots to destroy their progress, and even the threat of violence. Yet as they constantly turn to the Lord in prayer, they are given the strength to persevere, stand firm against the enemy and continue the work God has called them to do.

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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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