People say if you live in the North Carolina mountains, they’ll always call you back. For Michael Childers, that’s pretty much what happened. Except it was God who called him back, not the hills, he says Drive to Brevard over in western North Carolina, and then head out of town toward the nearest highlands. You’ll soon come to See Off Mountain. That’s where Childers grew up. He was actually born in Florida, but his family moved up to See Off Mountain before he was a year old. That was home. Sometimes when he talks, you can hear mountain twang season his words.
“We need to love God and love people. If we don’t love the people, we cannot share the gospel.” — Michael Childers
A different mountain now