We exist to touch the world
through our community.
Our purpose is to see people come back to life, to build relationships and create an environment so that others can find their purpose and fulfill their destiny.
"By opening up our hearts to the Word of God and to one another in the spirit of brotherly love and fellowship, our needs are met practically in a sweet, encouraging, and refreshing way." 1 Corinthians 14:26
meet our pastors
Our pastors have the vision to reach the world through our community of Opelika, Alabama and the surrounding areas. They desire to light a spark in each and every person they come in contact with, through the love of Jesus Christ, to see that they meet their God-given potential.
Pastors John and Amanda Brogdon met on a blind date in 1995. John was running from a relationship with God and Amanda had never known a relationship with God. After a chance encounter in California, they both accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior in the summer of 1998 and were married in 2000. They have 2 boys, Ari and Eli.
The summer of 2012, God moved on Pastor John's heart to lead. In January 2013, Connect Church, formerly New Covenant Fellowship, began headed by Pastor John and Pastor Amanda.
11 years after moving to the Opelika area from Smiths Station, Connect Church sold their property and began meeting on the campus of New Life Christian Center in 2019. A building fund has been established and all are looking forward to the next permanent home of Connect Church.
Both pastors are graduates of El Shaddai Theological Seminary and Pastor John is also a graduate of Columbus State University. Connect Church comes out of El Shaddai World Outreach, founded by Dr. Robert and Linda Brogdon, and birthed out of a vision by Dr. Brogdon to set up a world headquarters to train ministers.