Category Archives: Brotherhood

IRON and FIRE Brings Josh Link on Staff!

Posted by in Brotherhood | March 18, 2013

Josh Link

Editor’s Note: We’re excited to welcome Josh Link on staff as a Student Ministry Specialist! His role will include building relationships with young men, leading discipleship groups, planning and organizing group activities, establishing one on one brotherhood, and being a recognizable face in the community for IRON and FIRE. Josh graduated from Southern Polytechnic State University with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. He has worked as a youth pastor for the past year and a half in Monterey, CA. Prior to that, he had also served as a volunteer for many different ministries in the North Fulton area.

Josh was married in May 2012 to his wife Christy and they are expecting their first dog in the near future. Some activities he enjoys include disc golf, ultimate frisbee, watching all major Atlanta sports teams, caving, hiking, and video games. Josh feels called to disciple young men as they begin to find their identity in Christ, and looks forward to the opportunity to work with Jeff in ministry investing in the next generation. He is most excited to see how the Brothers live out their faith in everyday life.

Welcome Josh! We’re glad to have you.

Marcus Grimaldi: A Tale of Two Masters

Posted by in Brotherhood,Faith,Video | March 14, 2013

I used to just call my mom crying sometimes on the phone… I was just so sick of failing at something.

Confronted by the stark contrast between the sport he enjoyed, which brought him glory growing up, and the passion for music that burned inside him, Marcus’ easy going nature was tested as he entered college and wrestled with what God had for his life. Marcus is the kind of friend everyone wants; and it’s encouraging to know that even a confident, grounded young man like Marcus is willing to struggle through adversity to determine how he fits in God’s story.

To learn more about Marcus’ story, you can read his first blog post here.

Marcus Grimaldi Video Story Teaser!

Posted by in Brotherhood | March 11, 2013

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Editor’s Note: And now, we’re pleased to preview our second video release! We had a tremendous response to our first video and we hope that Marcus Grimaldi’s heart and willing spirit will move you. Here are some screen shots from the full video being released soon.

Micah Mabe: When Demigods Fall

Posted by in Brotherhood,Temptation,Video | February 27, 2013

I was living for myself, you know. I was my own god. In fact, my friends were my gods… and I worshipped them.

Telling words from our own, Micah Mabe. We’re proud to present a portion of his journey in his own words. From a wandering high school existence centered around serving himself, to IRON and FIRE’s college ministry CORE 2:42, and Covenant College, Micah rediscovered what it means to live life to the fullest. It’s been a struggle, but Micah stepped up to the plate. Glory be to God.

To learn more about Micah’s story, you can read his blog post here.

Micah Mabe Video Story Teaser!

Posted by in Brotherhood | February 25, 2013

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Editor’s Note: At long last, we are merely days away from sharing the first of our video stories! Nearly six months ago, we sat down and discussed capturing testimonials. We truly believe that we have an obligation to our stories, and we couldn’t be happier to share our first one this Wednesday. Thanks to Micah Mabe and everyone involved in making this happen!

IRON and FIRE Welcomes our Newest Team Member

Posted by in Brotherhood | January 28, 2013


Editor’s Note: Shana Cash will be serving IRON and FIRE as our Administrative Assistant – helping with various aspects of the ministry including donor relations, communications, operations, and marketing. Shana graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Marketing. She has worked in various industries such as banking, marketing, call center management, account management, and donor cultivation. Shana is married to Tom (almost three years) and they have one son, Taylor (15 months).

Shana is passionate about serving her Lord and her family well. Several years ago, the Lord revealed her life’s calling to serve ministries through the gifts and talents that He has given her. Shana says, “I am thrilled to join Jeff and the team at IRON and FIRE. I have watched this ministry grow from an idea on paper to one that is daily fulfilling its mission. It is truly a privilege to be a part of the transforming work that God is doing through IRON and FIRE Ministries in forging the next generation.”

Welcome Shana! We’re so happy to have you.