The Alongside Podcast

Join Pastor Mike Crump as he comes alongside other followers of Christ for thoughtful conversations about the Gospel, Culture, and the Church.

Each episode provides a window into the heart and mind of the people of Heritage Baptist Church in order to encourage and inform the body of Christ. 

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Hosted by Mike Crump

Mike is pastor of kids and communication at Heritage Baptist Church. He began ministry in Christian radio, eventually becoming a pastor at a church in North Carolina before moving to Lynchburg to finish his masters at Liberty and join the team at HBC. 

Alongside Show Notes

Alongside Ep 30: A Legacy of Ministry

Alongside Ep 30: A Legacy of Ministry

Over the last 30+ years pastors Del Laird, Keith Manuel, and Mike Morykon have played a vital role in the ministry of Heritage Baptist Church. Their faithful, Christ-like service has been an example to many. This month these three men will be retiring from HBC, and...

Alongside Ep 27: The Pathway to the Nations

Alongside Ep 27: The Pathway to the Nations

Today Mike is joined by Rob, Nathan, and Tyler to talk about Heritage's Pathway to the Nations, which is the church's means of discovering, developing, and deploying cross-cultural workers overseas. You will definitely want to listen if you have ever wondered about...

Alongside Ep 26: A Message to Graduates

Alongside Ep 26: A Message to Graduates

On today's show, Mike welcomes Nathan Fox and Dave Ashburn to talk about graduation. Why is it such an important time in a student's life? What are the difficulties with this transition for students and parents? What are some misconceptions about this transition that...

Alongside Ep. 25: 45 Anniversary Special

Over the last 45 years, Heritage Baptist Church has seen God work through the leadership of three senior pastors who have each served faithfully during their time. In this special episode, Mike welcomes Pastors Rod Kidd, Jerry Kroll, and Nathan Smith to join me for a...

Alongside Ep. 23: Pastor Nathan Smith

Alongside Ep. 23: Pastor Nathan Smith

Today I welcome Pastor Nathan Smith into the studio for a very special conversation about his life growing up in Africa and his unplanned journey into becoming the senior pastor at Heritage. If you have been at Heritage for any length of time you have heard him...