Encounter DOWNLOAD fall 2021 student
“The Ever-Present Christ”
The 2021 Fall quarter of Encounter follows the works of the prophets in the life of Israel. There were times when Israel was faithful and obedient, and there were times when they were faithless to the Covenant. Through the prophets, God spoke a powerful message of redemption. We find that God was bringing about the ultimate Covenant in Jesus Christ even in the Old Testament.
Written by Rev. Derek Jacks, from the Birmingham area, Derek has been the senior pastor of Homewood Cumberland Presbyterian Church since September 2009. After completing his bachelor’s in business administration at Samford University in 2006, Derek graduated from Beeson Divinity School in 2010. He was previously the Associate Pastor for Youth at Rocky Ridge Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Derek has also worked in the construction and banking industries. He has been married to his high school sweetheart, Cindy, since 2001. They have three children: Ava, Braden, and Drew.