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