Pastor Brandon shares a laugh with fellow Farm Church congregants.
Betsy Johnson sings along with son Silas, 2, during the service. 46
“After high school, I took a long hiatus from church attendance because I was hoping to find one that placed its top priority in serving people outside the group, and I feel that I finally found it in Farm Church,” says Fleming Talton, who has been a part of Farm Church since the beginning. “Newcomers frequently relate to us that they feel affirmatively welcomed and greeted without feeling overwhelmed or pressured.” Mark McIntyre, who plays keyboard in the church band, has been attending for almost a year. “I was aware of the community and kept up from a distance before deciding to visit,” he says. “Once I did, I knew almost immediately that I’d found my place.” Fleming, also a regular in the church band, says the best thing about it is the outward-facing focus: “We dedicate concentrated, dynamic energy to improving