S.A.L.T. (Sound And Light Team)
Karl Birch – S.A.L.T.
Karl and his wife, Cathy, have been married for 20 years. They have two wonderful teenagers, their daughter Sammie, and their son, Alex. Karl was raised in a liturgical Lutheran church. While this created a foundation for him, he realized that he did not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. While in High School, Karl’s family attended Hillcrest Christian Church and through the genuine love and patient, caring counseling of Brother Ted, they were led to a relationship with Christ and baptized as a family. When Brother Ted left the church, Karl began slipping away from fellowship with God’s people. Then Karl met Pastor Glen Jackson, and again, with genuine love and patient and caring counsel, his family was led back to church and a renewed love for the Lord Jesus Christ. Karl is a Global Supply Chain Manager in the electronics industry, and in his off time is referred to as, “Coach Karl” because he has coached youth soccer for 13 years. Karl believes the purpose of S.A.L.T. is to support the wonderful spiritual gifts God has given to the pastor and worship leaders. He knows that his support of those ministries serves the Lord by making the pastor and worship team sound good. When asked about his favorite verse, Karl replied, “John 3:16. This verse is the simple truth that shows just a small amount of God’s love for us. He gave his only son to earth fully knowing how much pain and agony he would go through to reconcile our sin through His horrible death. My kids mean more to me than my own life. I can’t even imagine the amount of love God has for us for Him to make such a sacrifice. We are loved by an awesome God.”