Both Andrew and Michelle were originally from just outside of Ashland, Kentucky. When they were young, their families moved to Cumberland and they met in middle school. Ever since, they have always felt a longing to return to Ashland. “That is where we belong,” they said.
At the Leader’s Advance Conference last fall, Andrew and Michelle spent time seeking God’s will on where to plant a church. “We needed to have more than just a feeling this was right, so we asked for something in black and white.” After the conference, the pair drove back to their hotel and went inside. Michelle realized she forgot something and ran back out to the parking lot. In that time, two cars had pulled in beside the Grubbs’ car. On car had an Ohio license plate and the other had a Kentucky license plate. And…the cars were black and white. “Ashland, KY is located right across the Ohio River from Ohio. What are the chances that in Pittsburgh, PA there would be two cars pulled beside us with those license plates and in those colors?” Andrew said. “That is when we knew that God was in this and we were ready to leap!”