The Eagles Story

SEASON THREE

The Eagles Story

Stories is a deep dive into people’s lives, hosted and produced by Grace Thornton. Each week, you’ll hear the next chapter in their story, in their own words. New episodes are released on Friday mornings.

Season:

1

2

Episode One

Peach and Pit

After Jeremy Beck lost his dad last year, he struggled with “why.” But in the months that followed, he began to see God unfolding an amazing story, starting with his son’s baseball team.

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Introducing Season Three

The Eagles Story

A tiny church baptizes a whole baseball team — and that’s just the part of the story. It’s also about a coach who lost his dad, a grandfather who saw something unexplainable and a mother who put her life on the line to see God move.

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Season Two: The Flatline Story

Episode Three

Walking in Reconciliation

Montgomery is a city with some painful memories. But a group of Christ followers from different backgrounds have joined together to flip the script.

You can watch Dewayne’s sermon used in the beginning of the episode on Vimeo here. For more information and resources, visit Montgomery Deep History here or the Equal Justice Initiative here.

Support our sponsors: The Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions’ Office of Associational Missions and Church Planting and Office of Sunday School and Discipleship.

This podcast is a product of TAB Media.

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Episode Two

Fresh Starts

While Dewayne Rembert invests his life in helping young men who don’t have fathers, an aging church in the community is changed by bringing him in as a son.

Support our sponsors: The Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions’ Office of Associational Missions and Church Planting and Office of Sunday School and Discipleship.

This podcast is a product of TAB Media.

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Episode One

Fault Lines and False Gospels

In a city rife with division, Dewayne Rembert and Henryette Bailey grew up differently and decades apart, but they had one major thing in common. And soon their paths would cross.

Support our sponsors: The Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions’ Office of Associational Missions and Church Planting and Office of Sunday School and Discipleship.

This podcast is a product of TAB Media.

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INtroducing Season two

The Flatline story

Growing up, Dewayne Rembert’s life was fatherless. It was mostly motherless. And as far as he was concerned, it was Godless. But then everything in his life turned around – and a community started changing with him.

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Season One: The Sammy Gilbreath Story

Episode 4

Decision Time

Sammy Gilbreath faces a life-threatening medical crisis, and more than one life gets saved that day. But there’s still a big decision that needs to be made.

 

Support our sponsors:
The Office of Evangelism at the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions — visit https://evangelizeal.org to find events, resources for evangelism strategies and apologetics training.

This podcast is a product of TAB Media.

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S1 Bonus Content

Sharing Hope

In the other episodes, you heard stories about Sammy Gilbreath sharing his faith in Jesus with people everywhere he went. In this bonus episode, you’ll have a chance to hear what one of those conversations sounds like.


Support our sponsors:
The Office of Evangelism at the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions — visit evangelizeal.org to find events, resources for evangelism strategies and apologetics training.

This podcast is a product of TAB Media.

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Episode 03

Living Like You’re Dying

When Sammy Gilbreath heard that 50,000 people were riding the Trail of Tears on motorcycle and no one was sharing Jesus with them, he bought a motorcycle. He couldn’t have imagined that would lead to a face off with a gang lord in a prison.

Promotional video of horse whisperer event
F.A.I.T.H. Riders motorcycle ministry

Support our sponsors:
The Office of Evangelism at the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions — visit evangelizeal.org to find events, resources for evangelism strategies and apologetics training.

This podcast is a product of TAB Media.
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Episode 02

Leaving it all on the stage

Sammy Gilbreath was still a young man when he was told he had a ticking time bomb in his chest, and there was nothing he could do about it — except go home and live like each day was his last.

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center and
Research Institute at Tufts Medical Center


Support our sponsors:
The Office of Evangelism at the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions — visit evangelizeal.org to find events, resources for evangelism strategies and apologetics training.

This podcast is a product of TAB Media.
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Episode 01

The Fast Way Home

Sammy Gilbreath remembers the day he jumped out of the plane and realized things had gone really, really wrong.

Support our sponsors:
The Office of Evangelism at the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions — visit evangelizeal.org to find events, resources for evangelism strategies and apologetics training.

This podcast is a product of TAB Media.
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Introducing Stories

Stories is a deep dive into people’s lives, hosted and produced by Grace Thornton. Each week, you’ll hear the next chapter in their story, in their own words. New episodes are released on Friday mornings.

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Grace Thornton

Grace Thornton has worked in the editorial department of The Alabama Baptist in different capacities since 2003. She also served in international missions for several years. Grace earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and English from Mississippi College and has done some graduate study at the University of Alabama and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. She’s the author of two books, “I Don’t Wait Anymore” and “Unshakable Pursuit.” Grace also co-authored “The Alabama Baptist: Celebrating 175 Years of Informing, Inspiring and Connecting Baptists.” She is a member of The Church at Brook Hills, Birmingham. To read more about her and the way she sees God move in daily life, visit gracefortheroad.com To contact Grace Thornton, email gthornton@thealabamabaptist.org