Briarwood’s Sanctity of Life Ministry Partners

Abortion Recovery Alabama

Our mission is to provide Free, Caring, Confidential and non-judgmental recovery programs. It takes courage and commitment to face your past. We provide small group Bible Studies that are essential to the healing process as they provide a place of deep fellowship and support. Contact: Cindy Harless, Executive Director.

Forgiven and Set Free

This Briarwood Abortion Recovery Group’s mission is to provide a safe and confidential group setting in which to study God’s Word and bring healing to women walking the path of recovery. The next group begins in February. Contact: Heather Payne, Briarwood Member 205.529.8875



Alabama Pro Life Coalition & Southeast Law Institute

The Alabama Pro-Life Coalition Education Fund, Inc. “Choose Life Alabama” exists to awaken the hearts of people. The Fund’s mission is to re-establish the recognition and right that all humans are endowed with the inalienable right to life from conception to natural death. We will use power of knowledge, the appeal of the media and people like you to accomplish this mission. We offer speakers to churches and civic groups on the sanctity of human life. We also provide educational resources and financial assistance to pregnancy resource centers.  Contact: Eric Johnston and




Alabama Physicians for Life

Physicians for Life inform and educate our patients and the community on Sanctity of Life issues. We provide resources and have speaking engagement to promote Pro-Life issues and also have a physician forum to exchange ideas on how to promote the value of human life. To stay up to date with pro-life issues, email Sue Turner at Also visit and for weekly content.

Briarwood World Orphan Outreach

World Orphan Outreach exists to “bring justice to the fatherless” (Isaiah 1:17) by reaching out to orphans around the world with the love of Christ for the glory of God. We will engage  in educating, motivating and equipping Briarwood members in this mission. Contact: Tricia Corbett

Fostering Hope

Briarwood’s Foster Care Ministry seeks to glorify God by providing the training, support and encouragement Christians need to minister to the children, parents and social workers engaged in the foster care system in our community. We offer both foster licensing and support groups. Contact: David Wells

Bundles of Hope

Bundles of Hope Diaper Bank seeks to provide an adequate and reliable supply of diapers to families experiencing financial hardship while engaging the community and raising awareness for diaper need. We supply multiple food banks and support agencies around the city with diapers for the people they support. Volunteers as well as financial donations are needed. In Birmingham, there are more than 14,500 children under the age of five, and 29% of our community lives below the poverty line, which is $24,250 for a family of four. Bundles of Hope Diaper Bank desires to help all families experiencing “diaper need” due to financial hardship by providing them with diapers at no cost. Contact: Executive Director Lindsay Grey

Life On Wheels

Life on Wheels uses the power of ultrasound to serve women, save babies, and share Jesus across the state. Please visit our website to get to know us!

Lifeline Children’s Services

The mission of Lifeline Children’s Services is to equip the Body of Christ to manifest the gospel to vulnerable children. We exist to support adoptive families, foster families, and others with cutting-edge techniques filtered through a biblical worldview. We seek to strengthen families and, in turn, influence a child’s environment. This work is not just for a season — our goal is to empower and support a family over a lifetime — from placement, to post-placement, to permanency. We help and support with adoption, family restoration and counseling.  Contact: Herbie Newell, Executive Director

Sav-A-Life Vestavia

We offer free & confidential services to everyone, regardless of race, belief, or gender. For years, we’ve served women and men in the Birmingham area with their reproductive-health needs. We understand the unique challenges men and women face when it comes to unplanned pregnancies. Our licensed medical clinic offers a variety of pregnancy services and sexual-health services during this season of uncertainty. We provide free pregnancy testing, ultrasounds and other health related testing. Education and counseling are also offered. Contact: Lisa Hogan, Executive Director

United for Life

The United for Life foundation provides clerical administration, fundraising and communication services to ministries that support human life. With your help we can compound this positive impact. The Foundation works with community leaders, churches and organizations to promote the Culture of Life. We network, fund and unite charitable organizations in Alabama and beyond. Contact: Lee John Bruno, Executive Director

Love Life Ministry

Love Life exists to unite and mobilize the Church to create a culture of love and life that will result in an end to abortion. Our vision is to see women and men facing unplanned pregnancy run to the church for help instead of to the closest abortion clinic. We work to accomplish this by inviting evangelical churches across denominational lines to join us in our 40-Week Prayer Campaign held at Planned Parenthood. After fasting and praying for the end of abortion, we invite church members to train under Love Life to become mentors for those facing unplanned pregnancy, for those needing healing from a past abortion, and for those who want to become involved in foster care and adoption. Our goal is to form Life Teams in each House of Refuge Church that are trained and ready to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of families facing pregnancy decisions and to disciple them for life. Contact Jennifer Gerelds at 205-902-1824 or Shaylene Burlage at 205-305-7628.

Adoption Connection

The Adoption Connection ministry seeks to minister to families who have brought children into their homes via adoption, assist Briarwood families as they go through the adoption process, promote adoption in the church and educate the church about adoption. Meetings are held monthly. For more information, please go to