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You live in a secular culture. You don’t want to join a monastery. We want to help you see Christ in culture so you won’t have to – and you won’t have to feel guilty about it. Recognizing Christ is the ministry of Jeremy Beck and Heath Cross.

Jeremy Beck is the pastor of Covenant Fellowship in Rainbow City, Alabama. He is a graduate of the University of Memphis and Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi.

Heath Cross is the pastor of Edwards Presbyterian Church in Edwards, Mississippi. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University and Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi.

Recognizing Christ is about looking for and recognizing Christ in unexpected places like movies, books, and culture at large. Some church leaders are calling for retreat from our culture. Some church leaders are capitulating to the culture and trying to make the church look more like the world. We believe there’s another way. We don’t want to isolate ourselves from culture. We don’t want to become like the world. We want to take the message of the Scriptures and engage the world.

We believe that the story of the universe centers on the person, work, and Lordship of Jesus Christ. We believe that Jesus Christ is the ‘story behind every story,’ so we should be out in the culture looking for him and engaging others with his message during the hours we’re not in church.

We have been friends since 2003. We attended the same church, worked together, and even wound up going to seminary together. We now live in different states, but we’re still sharing the journey of looking for Christ in everything we see and do. Our congregations get to see the fruit of ‘Recognizing Christ’ in our sermons every week, but we want to share it with you as well.

Check out our blog and sermons. A podcast will be coming soon.