From the moment I first spoke with Pastor Sterling Severns after receiving news of my social work internship placement, it was clear how special and unique TBC truly is. I entered TBC at a time when most things in my life were either changing dramatically, or completely new to me. I was a new graduate student at a new University in a new city full of strangers; I was overwhelmed.
During my first several weeks at TBC, I felt completely comforted by the welcoming nature of the staff and diverse members of the congregation. Even though I became connected to the church as an intern, I immediately became part of the TBC family. What I find so unique about TBC is the overwhelming spirit of community and acceptance. To the members of TBC, it does not matter how diverse of a background you come from, or which path led you to one of the many church entrances, you can always find a place in the TBC family. Through my internship at TBC I learned that even though my life is constantly changing, I can always rely on TBC as a source of comfort and stability.
– Nicky Zamostny, VCU School of Social Work Intern, 2011-2012