College View Baptist Church in Magnolia, AR has a special place in my heart. My grandparents were long-time members of the congregation. I have so many great memories of sitting beside them on their favorite pew when our family visited.

It was a joy, then, to see familiar faces as I recently visited College View. I arrived early enough to sit in on one of the congregation’s four DiscipleWay classes. It was encouraging to see men who had been following Christ for decades still passionate about studying the Word of God and passing it down to “faithful men who would teachers others also” (2 Tim 2:2).

I enjoyed hearing pastor Mike Silvey preach during the evening service. He and minister of youth and education, Aaron Middleton make a grew team.

During the service, it was exciting to see a young girl make a public profession of faith in Christ during the service! Afterwards, Bro. Mike shared with me his heart for seeing biblical discipleship take place within their fellowship of believers. And if the things I witnessed that evening are any indication, College View is on the right track.