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Keith Akins baptizes "Country" at The Church at Southside's Sunday gathering in a parking lot in downtown Birmingham, Ala. Country subsequently died of cancer. "I know without a doubt he is with Jesus," Akins says. Submitted photo
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Jayson Albers, who grew up in a Baptist church, made a living for a long time as an opening shift supervisor for Ryan's steakhouse. "When they would start a new restaurant I would go in and train them on how to open the store," he said. Then life came crashing down -- his wife and son died in an accident, something which he speaks little about. One thing led to another and Albers started living in a tent in 2000 near the railroad tracks in Birmingham, Ala. Read More