Meet Bri Stack:
"I started coming to Hillcrest about 3 years ago. The first time I came I knew there was something different. For the first couple of months, I would cry! There was something so special and powerful about the atmosphere. I didn’t start consistently attending until January of this year. I had finally escaped a really unhealthy, abusive relationship where I had to hide my faith. It was a Saturday night when I left, I came home and I felt like all I needed was to go to church. It became my escape, my safe space. One of my good friends who attends another church told me about a giving challenge they were doing. They challenged them to give a certain percentage and if they didn’t feel they received that back later the church would pay them back. I challenged to do it myself. I started giving. I had a little but I started anyway, even if it was just a dollar. Fast forward to Easter, during worship it hit me, I had so many opportunities to make the money I needed to survive. “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes other will be refreshed” Proverbs 11:25. I wasn’t forgotten. He didn’t hate me because of the decision I had made in the past. He reminded me that I was loved and that He was always going to have my back. He has a plan, and I’m just stressing over something He’s already figured out. I now make it my mission to come to church every week because Hillcrest isn’t just a church, it’s a family. It’s a safe community I can come to when I feel like life isn’t easy. It’s where I learn life lessons and it’s where I strengthen my amazing relationship with Jesus. Hillcrest is nothing but love for people, love for Jesus, and love of life!"