FORMING RACIAL BONDS THAT LAST

FORMING RACIAL BONDS THAT LAST

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Welded: Forming Racial Bonds That Last is the story of two pastors and two churches coming together amidst the nation’s greatest racial tensions and painting a picture of true biblical community.

This book recounts the two-year journey leading up to the merging of an African American church with a white mega church, highlighting the backstory that began years earlier and bringing the reader to a place of self-reflection.

Welded: Forming Racial Bonds That Last is the story of two pastors and two churches coming together amidst the nation’s greatest racial tensions and painting a picture of true biblical community.

This book recounts the two-year journey leading up to the merging of an African American church with a white mega church, highlighting the backstory that began years earlier and bringing the reader to a place of self-reflection.

Racial unity begins when we review our own value system. Welded paints a picture of true, biblical community as two pastors, Jay Stewart and Derrick Hawkins, join their churches in the midst of racial tensions.

Racial unity begins when we review our own value system. Welded paints a picture of true, biblical community as two pastors, Jay Stewart and Derrick Hawkins, join their churches in the midst of racial tensions.

Jay Stewart

Jay Stewart

Jay Stewart grew up in Columbus, Georgia. He met his wife Melanie in high school, and they were married in 1983. Together with their five kids and grandkids, they live just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina. Jay is the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Refuge Church. In addition to leading The Refuge, he serves on several ministry boards, coaches pastors and church planters, and travels nationally and internationally to speak. He enjoys traveling, riding his Harley, playing basketball and golf, and spending time with his family.

Derrick A. Hawkins

Derrick A. Hawkins

Derrick A. Hawkins is a devoted husband to Roshonda Hawkins. Together, they pastor The Refuge Greensboro in Greensboro, NC. He is the loving father of five: Ronnette, Dashawn, Labrica, Adarion, Jaylen, and the late Derrick Jr. In the summer of 2016, Derrick Hawkins became the Senior Pastor of House of Refuge Deliverance Ministries. In that same year, he led House of Refuge Deliverance Ministries into the historic merger with The Refuge. Today, he continues to fearlessly lead the campus; bringing the vision to new places and fresh heights. Additionally, Derrick loves jogging, reading books, and adding to his shoe collection. He most enjoys quality time with his family, cooking and watching his sons play sports.

Foreword by Sam Collier

Foreword by Sam Collier

Sam Collier is a pastor, speaker, writer, and host of the A Greater Story with Sam Collier TV show and radio podcast that currently airs in 100 Million Homes. He also communicates nationally and internationally as a speaker and contributor regularly at North Point Ministries (Founded by Andy Stanley), the ReThink Group (Founded by Reggie Joiner), Orange Network, Orange Tour, Alpha International Leadership Conference, Global Leadership Summit, and more. He has also been interviewed on numerous TV shows, podcasts, and radio programs. Collier lives with his wife, Toni, and their daughter in Atlanta, Georgia. 

JAY STEWART

Jay Stewart grew up in Columbus, Georgia. He met his wife Melanie in high school, and they were married in 1983. Together with their five kids and grandkids, they live just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina. Jay is the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Refuge Church. In addition to leading The Refuge, he serves on several ministry boards, coaches pastors and church planters, and travels nationally and internationally to speak. He enjoys traveling, riding his Harley, playing basketball and golf, and spending time with his family.

DERRICK A. HAWKINS

Derrick A. Hawkins is a devoted husband to Roshonda Hawkins. Together, they pastor The Refuge Greensboro in Greensboro, NC. He is the loving father of five: Ronnette, Dashawn, Labrica, Adarion, Jaylen, and the late Derrick Jr. In the summer of 2016, Derrick Hawkins became the Senior Pastor of House of Refuge Deliverance Ministries. In that same year, he led House of Refuge Deliverance Ministries into the historic merger with The Refuge. Today, he continues to fearlessly lead the campus; bringing the vision to new places and fresh heights. Additionally, Derrick loves jogging, reading books, and adding to his shoe collection. He most enjoys quality time with his family, cooking and watching his sons play sports.

Foreword by SAM COLLIER

Sam Collier is a pastor, speaker, writer, and host of the A Greater Story with Sam Collier TV show and radio podcast that currently airs in 100 Million Homes. He also communicates nationally and internationally as a speaker and contributor regularly at North Point Ministries (Founded by Andy Stanley), the ReThink Group (Founded by Reggie Joiner), Orange Network, Orange Tour, Alpha International Leadership Conference, Global Leadership Summit, and more. He has also been interviewed on numerous TV shows, podcasts, and radio programs. Collier lives with his wife, Toni, and their daughter in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Welded is a much needed story to inspire the Church to understand racial reconciliation and practically be guided on what to do about it.

Dr. Tony Evans

Senior Pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship and best-selling author of Kingdom Man and The Tony Evans Study Bible & Bible Commentary

In a culture of division, Jay and Derrick shepherd us towards the better way. I’m grateful to know these men and bear witness to their bond.

Lisa Whittle

Best-Selling author, podcast host of the Jesus Over Everything Show

Welded gives us a clear picture of God crossing barriers to show Himself to the world in the lives of two great men. This is God!!

John F. Hannah

Senior Pastor of New Life Southeast in Chicago, author and international speaker

Our nation needs more leaders like Jay and Derrick to take a stand against division and point people to Jesus, the ultimate healer.

David and Jason Benham

Expert ownership entrepreneurs and best-selling authors of Whatever the Cost and Living Among Lions

Welded is a much needed story to inspire the Church to understand racial reconciliation and practically be guided on what to do about it.

Dr. Tony Evans

Senior Pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship and best-selling author of Kingdom Man and The Tony Evans Study Bible and Bible Commentary

In a culture of division, Jay and Derrick shepherd us towards the better way. I’m grateful to know these men and bear witness to their bond.

Lisa Whittle

best-selling author, podcast host of the Jesus Over Everything Show

Welded gives us a clear picture of God crossing barriers to show Himself to the world in the lives of two great men. This is God!!

John F. Hannah

Senior Pastor of New Life Southeast in Chicago, author and international speaker

Our nation needs more leaders like Jay and Derrick to take a stand against division and point people to Jesus, the ultimate healer.

David and Jason Benham

Expert Ownership entrepreneurs and best-selling authors of Whatever the Cost and Living Among Lions

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