Dynamic Downtown Worship in the Anglican Tradition

Spring Alpha Director: David Gilkeson

I first heard of Alpha from my sister-in-law from England where she was taking the course.  Upon moving to Charleston and visiting churches, my minister from Virginia recommended St Michael’s.  My late wife and I started coming to St Michael’s in 2012 and attended Spring Alpha in 2013.   Being a Christian for many years, I was intrigued with the concept.  It was basically presenting the gospel in a non-threatening way to unbelievers and new Christians.  As with anything, I learned a lot through the talks.  It strengthened my faith.  After my wife’s passing, I felt led to help with the Spring Alpha in 2014 and became a helper.  It was a great blessing and a wonderful way to connect with people.  Since then, I became a leader and have been blessed tremendously in seeing people grow in the Lord.  The Lord really blessed the Fall Alpha, and we all felt the Holy Spirit move in a mighty way.  I encourage anyone searching for meaning in life to come to the Spring Alpha.  You will be truly blessed.

~ David Gilkeson