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Bringing Hope to Nashville

by Valley Forge Christian College | February 01, 2012
Led by Nick 91' and Kim (Holt) 89' Serban, Full Life Assembly of God in Franklin, Tenn, is now widely known as "the church that does the Hope Awards." In the past six years, the church has established itself in the community because of this annual celebration, which has opened incredible doors of favor and opportunity.

Led by Nick 91' and Kim (Holt) 89' Serban, Full Life Assembly of God in Franklin, Tenn, is now widely known as "the church that does the Hope Awards." In the past six years, the church has established itself in the community because of this annual celebration, which has opened incredible doors of favor and opportunity.

Each year, the church asks the community to elect emergency personnel from the fire, police, and sheriff's departments who have served as local heroes. The church then hosts its honored guests and their supervisors, which this year included the mayor, chief of police, sheriff, and fire chief, on the Sunday that falls closest to September 11th. This past September, the governor of Tennessee declared New Life's Hope Awards Sunday "a day of extreme hope." 

The concept of "extreme hope" filters through to all of the Full Life initiatives - whether they are supporting missions, hosting an outreach, or discipling the people they love. The church has become very active in the community and is a noticeably bright spot in Franklin, Tenn. 

"It's the thread of everything we do," Nick says. "We want to show people that there is extreme hope in a relationship with Christ."

Nick and Kim have served as the pastors of Full Life Assembly of God for the past seven years. Prior to being in Tennessee, Nick served as an associate pastor in New York, and as the Southern New England District Youth/Christian Education Director. 

Along with being a pastor, Nick also serves as a presbyter in the Tennessee District. Nick stated, "The most exciting part about being in ministry is just being right in the middle of what God is doing, being able to step back, be used, and see God's power move others." 

Their four boys, Nick, Garett, Lukas and Jakob, serve right alongside them. "It's been a privilege to be able to raise our family in this environment," Kim says. "Our boys are in ministry too. And they are just as passionate about ministry, this church, and using their gifts as we are." 

To learn more about Full Life Assembly of God, the Serban family, and the Hope Awards, visitFullLifeAG.com.