Brett and Valerie McAlpin
Brett and Valerie met while students at the University of Southern Mississippi and married following graduation in 2004. They lived for 10 years in Alabama, pursuing careers in business. During that time God used the influence of missions conferences, Bible passages, books, sermons, and short-term mission trips to reveal His call for them. In 2011 Brett left his job to attend Birmingham Theological Seminary to further prepare for full-time ministry. He graduated in May 2014 and the McAlpin family moved to Bulgaria three months later.
The McAlpins live in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, where they serve on a church-planting/revitalization team. Plovdiv is the second largest city in Bulgaria and is the center for culture and arts in the country. The McAlpins use their gifts and experiences to minister through preaching, teaching, business as mission, sports outreach, and hospitality.
The Bulgarian people are trying to recover from decades of Communism. Widespread unemployment and rampant corruption leave young people with few options and little hope for a brighter future. Brett and Valerie desire to see young Bulgarians come to faith in Jesus and grow as leaders in the Church. Pray for the McAlpin family as they seek to bring the hope of Jesus Christ to Bulgaria.