Lee Mayhall   Lee graduated from the University of North Alabama in May 2017. He came to faith his freshman year of college through the ministry of Campus Outreach (CO) and Christians on UNA's football team (including Sky). Following a life-changing summer at CO’s Summer Beach Project, he became increasingly involved as a student leader, attending subsequent Beach Projects, leading Bible studies, and sharing his faith on campus. Two years later, Lee had another life-changing summer during his internship with an inner-city ministry called  Common Ground Montgomery  (CGM).   “During my time   at CGM, I learned that having a heart for God goes hand in hand with having a heart for the poor, oppressed and marginalized.   In Matthew 25, Jesus identifies with them when He says, 'What you have done for the least of these my brothers, you have done to Me.' God began to transform my heart as I began to learn and receive from the very people I was there to serve. God used a place that seems weak and insignificant in this world to teach me the most about His kingdom. He chooses to honor these lowly places, like Washington Park in West Montgomery, because there is plenty of space for His glory.  ”   After two summers of serving and reciprocally being served by the Washington Park community, Lee truly felt a transformation of his heart. He knew that God was calling him to similar work as CGM. 

Lee Mayhall

Lee graduated from the University of North Alabama in May 2017. He came to faith his freshman year of college through the ministry of Campus Outreach (CO) and Christians on UNA's football team (including Sky). Following a life-changing summer at CO’s Summer Beach Project, he became increasingly involved as a student leader, attending subsequent Beach Projects, leading Bible studies, and sharing his faith on campus. Two years later, Lee had another life-changing summer during his internship with an inner-city ministry called Common Ground Montgomery (CGM).

“During my time at CGM, I learned that having a heart for God goes hand in hand with having a heart for the poor, oppressed and marginalized. In Matthew 25, Jesus identifies with them when He says, 'What you have done for the least of these my brothers, you have done to Me.' God began to transform my heart as I began to learn and receive from the very people I was there to serve. God used a place that seems weak and insignificant in this world to teach me the most about His kingdom. He chooses to honor these lowly places, like Washington Park in West Montgomery, because there is plenty of space for His glory.

After two summers of serving and reciprocally being served by the Washington Park community, Lee truly felt a transformation of his heart. He knew that God was calling him to similar work as CGM. 

Sky Stewart   Born and raised in Jasper, Alabama, Sky grew up facing generational poverty, social injustices, and fatherlessness. Fear and feelings of being trapped in cyclical patterns kindled a desire for fairness and unity at a young age. Growing up in the church seven days a week, he was taught the basics of Christianity with no real understanding of who Christ was as Lord and Savior.  In college, Sky was invited to Campus Outreach's Summer Beach Project 2010. God used that summer and the two years following to reveal that Sky only thought he was a Christian and still needed to come into a relationship with Him. God began working in Sky and redeeming him.  As a leader at Summer Beach Project 2013, God allowed him to room with Lee Mayhall. Their friendship grew through football and an even tighter brotherhood in Christ. Lee shared his new vision from his time at Common Ground Montgomery which rekindled the flame in Sky for Gospel-centered justice and reconciliation.   "Through God's redemption in my life, I came to see the great need of Christ-centered transformation in the lives of others who have had a similar upbringing to mine."    Learning the Lord's heart towards justice and equality, Sky has faithfully accepted this call to be a part of Common Ground Shoals.

Sky Stewart

Born and raised in Jasper, Alabama, Sky grew up facing generational poverty, social injustices, and fatherlessness. Fear and feelings of being trapped in cyclical patterns kindled a desire for fairness and unity at a young age. Growing up in the church seven days a week, he was taught the basics of Christianity with no real understanding of who Christ was as Lord and Savior.

In college, Sky was invited to Campus Outreach's Summer Beach Project 2010. God used that summer and the two years following to reveal that Sky only thought he was a Christian and still needed to come into a relationship with Him. God began working in Sky and redeeming him.

As a leader at Summer Beach Project 2013, God allowed him to room with Lee Mayhall. Their friendship grew through football and an even tighter brotherhood in Christ. Lee shared his new vision from his time at Common Ground Montgomery which rekindled the flame in Sky for Gospel-centered justice and reconciliation.

"Through God's redemption in my life, I came to see the great need of Christ-centered transformation in the lives of others who have had a similar upbringing to mine."

 Learning the Lord's heart towards justice and equality, Sky has faithfully accepted this call to be a part of Common Ground Shoals.