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Dr. Langner joined the staff at Connect Church in January of 2004. He and Amy have been married since 1992. They have three children: Bethany, Koby and Zachary.

Where did you grow up?  

I was born in Birmingham, Alabama, but was raised in a small town called Oneonta, Alabama.

How did you become a Christian? 

My walk with Christ is best described as just that, a walk. I grew up in a Christian home and attended church my entire life. I made a decision at an early age, but never moved from that place. At the age of sixteen, I realized that what I professed to believe and the way in which I lived my life were not one in the same. In fact, there was no “walk” at all. I had professed Jesus as my Savior but had not accepted Him as Lord. As a teenager, I began following Christ for the first time. Shortly thereafter, I felt God leading me into fulltime vocational ministry. I served my first church when I was seventeen years old.

What do you do for free time?  

Free time these days means keeping up with kids various sporting activities. In a former life, I used to play golf and tennis. I'm an avid reader, and that tends to fit my lifestyle a bit more these days!

What’s your favorite movie/tv shows?  

I can't name just one favorite movie! Instead, I'll just give you the standard list: Legends of the Fall, Gladiator, The Last of the Mohicans, and The Count of Monte Cristo.  I'm also a closet Food Network fan.  I love Chopped and Beat Bobby Flay!

What’s the craziest job you’ve ever had? 

Hands down it would have to be shadowing a local Veterinarian for a summer. There for a while I thought I would be a Vet until I actually saw all the places you had to stick your hands...and arms...but that's another story for another time!

What is your favorite Bible verse?  

"For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward Him." II Chronicles 16:9

What is your favorite Connect Church memory?  

Easily it would be the first Sunday in our new building...all the blood, sweat, prayers, and tears that went into making a relocation a possibility. God certainly has had His hand on this congregation. In hindsight I see that even through the trials and difficulties, God has been at work.

What’s on your playlist?  

I like a crazy variety of music...anything from Andrew Peterson, U2, Matt Redman, Andy Gullahorn, Chris Tomlin, Casting Crowns, Big Daddy Weave...

Favorite books?  

It's a moving target, but here goes: Leadership: John Kotter, Jim Collins, and Pat Lencioni...Pastor/Writers: David Platt, Francis Chan, and Bill Hybels...Spiritual Growth: Oswald Chambers and Richard Foster...Just for fun: John Grisham and Robert Fulghum