Most of the time I reflect on the past year when it’s literally the end of the year, or at least the beginning of a new one. However, this year is different. October 2010 to October 2011 had a significant effect on my life.
To be honest things started out bleak last October. I was laid off from my job at a church I had worked at for five years along with seven other employees. I knew this was coming so it wasn’t a total blind side. One week later those same employees launched One Life Church in Henderson, Kentucky, on 10.10.10.
To be honest I was hoping we could get 400 people to come on a regular basis. The first day there were over 1,000 people in attendance. I knew this was a fluke because Henderson is a small town, and people were just checking out the new thing. Week after week people kept coming. I couldn’t believe it.
One Life was over 1,100 people each week. That to me was a sign that God was doing something because no matter how great One Life’s services were there’s no way people would come just for some songs and teaching.
We’ve done a lot of stuff over the past 12 months at One Life. There were baptism services, the worship night, Project design, and don’t forget that Sunday happens every seven days!
Throughout the year I put my photojournalism training to use and documented as much as possible. So when it came to our one year anniversary it was a no brainer to do a compilation of the past year’s events.
I do want to thank Jeff Seymore, Jason Williams, and Amber Hogan for covering these events by shooting stills. Thanks to these stellar volunteers I can focus exclusively on shooting video during events. Plus they do fantastic work. Also, Damon Hancock helps me shoot video as well, and does a fantastic job with the moving pictures..
Of course none of what happened at One Life this past year could have happened without so many faithful volunteers. I wish I could have listed everyone, but because of its length no one would read it!
I hope you enjoy the video. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens between now and next October.