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CONNECT: Alyssa Anderson

We continue our series on CONNECTing with our recent high school graduates by getting to know Alyssa Anderson a little better.

Alyssa is the daugher of Glenn and Kathie Anderson and granddaughter of Dorothy Anderson. Her sister, Sarah, also attends Holly Hill. Alyssa graduated from Shelby County High School and plans to attend Harding University in August. Alyssa has attended Holly Hill since it was formed and, before that, the Boone Plaza church.

What are your hobbies? Running, reading, and spending time with friends and family. 

What special skills or talents do you have (personal or professional)? I like to think that I am a decent runner and singer

What book (outside the Bible) have you read that will stick with you forever? Why? I really enjoy the classics. (ie Mansfield Park, Frankenstein, etc.)  Their message means more to me because they are respected in the literary community.

What quality do you most appreciate in another person? I really appreciate honesty because it is the foundation of trust.

What man or woman has had the greatest influence on your life (and why)? My parents both are equally important in my life.  I will always be thankful for all that they have done for me.  

Who are your favorite entertainers (musicians, actors, etc.)?I enjoy Classic Rock, A Capella music, and the artists that support those genres.

A perfect day for me would include…..Spending time with those I love most at the place I love the most…Fall Creek Falls Summer Bible Camp.

What would you consider your greatest achievement? Although I am proud of several of my earthly achievements, I take none of the credit for them.  I give all of the glory to God for giving me the ability to succeed.

What items are on your “bucket list”? I would like to strengthen my relationship with Christ, become closer to my family, and help my close friends know God.

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CONNECT: Taylor Best

We are continuing our CONNECT theme of getting to know our recent high school graduates. This week’s feature is Taylor Best. Taylor is the oldest daughter of Todd and Angela Best. Her sister and brother, Lyndsay and Andrew Best, are also members here at Holly Hill. Her grandparents are Joyce and Leon Best, who worship in Shelbyville and visit Holly Hill on occasion.

What is your hometown? My hometown is Waddy, Ky. I’ve lived here all my life.

What is your occupation (work or school)? I work at the Masonic Home of Shelbyville (nursing home) as a CNA. I will be attending Eastern Kentucky University in the Fall this year with a major in Nursing.

What brought you to Holly Hill church of Christ? My family and I moved to Holly Hill around 6 or 7 years ago from the Shelbyville Church of Christ. Some friends of ours moved from the same place a couple years before us as well as some of our family. Then we decided that was the best thing for us to do as well.

What do you most enjoy about Holly Hill church of Christ (or about being a Christian)?I love all of the youth activities and how everyone gets so involved with them. I love how close all of the youth group is with each other.  I love being a Christian because I like setting the example for other people to follow. I really like having the lifestyle of a Christian as in trying to be more like Christ.

What are your hobbies? Now that cheerleading is over, some of my hobbies are scrapbooking, reading, shopping, etc.

What special skills or talents do you have (personal or professional)? I feel like my special skills would be being able to help people and take care of them. I am a good listener and a good friend.

What book (outside the Bible) have you read that will stick with you forever? Why? Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. It is a story about a girl named Sara who lives a rough life as a famous prostitute. Now I know that sounds bad but she meets a man one day who falls completely in love with her by just seeing her walk down the street. Not the typical man she knows because this man was a Christian and he was very determined to save her from the horrible life she lived and teach her about God and how to trust him.

What quality do you most appreciate in another person? Respect. Everyone, no matter who you are, deserves respect. Every one of us was made by God and have our own personal qualities, each deserving their respect no matter how “different” they may be.

What man or woman has had the greatest influence on your life (and why)? Definitely my parents. Throughout my whole life they have worked hard to support me no matter what. When times were a little rough for them they still did everything they could. They have raised be to be the wonderful Christian I am today. I could not ask God for more amazing parents that what he has already given me.

Who are your favorite entertainers (musicians, actors, etc.)? The Sidewalk Prophets, Chris Tomlin, John Mayer, and Jeremy Camp.

A perfect day for me would include….. Waking up in the morning and making breakfast with my mom. Then having a cookout with bunch of my closest friends over for the day, playing games and hanging out. Finishing the night with a nice bible study and then a bonfire with s’mores and laughter.

What would you consider your greatest achievement? So far I would consider my greatest achievements to be passing the state exam and receiving certification as a CNA. (Certified Nursing Assistant) Also another achievement I would consider to be great is finally graduating!

What items are on your “bucket list”? I have always wanted to travel to Italy (mainly for the food!).  I just want to begin my career as a Nurse Practitioner, get married and have a wonderful Christian family. Most importantly I want to continue to live my Christian life. Doing things as God wants me to and living in his image. Because honestly nothing else matters in the end.


CONNECT: Logan Forrest

This week we begin a CONNECT series that will help get to know our recent High School graduates better.

Logan Forrest recently graduated and is about to leave for Basic Training for the Army National Guard. Let’s keep Logan in our prayers and look forward to his return later this year.

Logan was born in Columbia, Missouri,  but has lived in Shelbyville his entire life. He plans on attending Eastern Kentucky University beginning in January 2012, upon returning from Basic Training. Here’s a little more about Logan, in his own words:

 What brought you to Holly Hill church of Christ? Taylor Best and I started talking about Religion and her and her family invited me to church. I only came every now and then in the beginning. After I had some events in my life, I knew I needed a higher power. Taylor and her family study with me about the word of God and has helped me with my walk in Christ. The reason I love Holly Hill is because everything we do is scriptural based. Holly Hill doesn’t do things based on opinion or ideas. They base it off the bible.

What do you most enjoy about Holly Hill church of Christ (or about being a Christian)? I enjoy the great messages and devotionals but more than that I love the people. If I am sick or need something, my church family will drop whatever they are doing and help. The people at Holly Hill help challenge me to grow in Christ by getting me to do things out of my comfort zone. Holly Hill has such a wide variety of bible classes from all age groups to life cycles so that I can individually feel comfortable in my study of the bible. 

 What are your hobbies? Fishing, Hunting, Good Devotionals, and hanging with friends 

 What quality do you most appreciate in another person? Kindness, Caring, Talkative, Common Beliefs

What man or woman has had the greatest influence on your life (and why)? David Colbert !

This man is just an awesome guy ! He cares for anyone and everyone. He’s such a loving guy who would do anything for anybody. He loves the lord and it is evident through his knowledge and commitment. We have had many good times together. We have studied numerous times, and through our many studies it has helped me understand the bible and Christianity so much better. David is a great teacher, a great friend, a great family guy, and a great example. I wish he lived closer… he probably doesn’t because then I would be over there all the time.  In all honesty I look at David as a father who I don’t live with. I wanna be just like Dave.

Who are your favorite entertainers (musicians, actors, etc.)? Hmm … Probably John Mayer.  He has a great voice !

A perfect day for me would include….. Sleeping in till about 9. Eating a big breakfast. Fish for a little bit. Throw a little football. Then end the night with some corn hole, a long devotional at the Colbert’s and grilling out.

What items are on your “bucket list”? I wanna travel the world and see all of it’s beauty.


Connect: Andrew Brickner

Andrew Brickner was baptized into Christ a few weeks ago. We asked Andrew to share a little about himself so that we can get to know him a little better.

Parents: Mark and Kathy Brickner
Sister: Mandy Brickner

Andrew is a lifelong resident of Frankfort and will be a senior at Western Hills High School this school year. He attended Boone Plaza Church of Christ with his family since he was a child and moved with them when that congregation became Holly Hill. He thinks the best part of being a part of Holly Hill is feeling like he is part of a family. Outside of church, Andrew enjoys playing drums, running and playing video games. Here are a few other tidbits about Andrew:

What book (outside the Bible) have you read that will stick with you forever? Why?  The Driver’s Education Manual, because I don’t want to get a ticket haha

What quality do you most appreciate in another person?  Honesty

What man or woman has had the greatest influence on your life (and why)? My sister because she is a great role model

Who are your favorite entertainers (musicians, actors, etc.)?  Actor: Mark Walhberg.  Musicians: Daniel Adair and Morgan Rose

A perfect day for me would include…..  A snow day from schoo

What would you consider your greatest achievement? Being baptized on June 4, 2011

What items are on your “bucket list?” Skydive, Snorkeling, and beat my dad at a game of golf.