Adam Sloan: "I was singing songs to a God I hardly knew."

News | October 20, 2015

The first friend I made in college was a Christian; I was not. We never clashed, and though I took a passive interest in Christianity for my friend’s sake, Sunday mornings were still reserved for sleeping off Saturday parties.

Shortly into my second year at school, another friend invited me to the CCO fellowship at Bellefield Presbyterian Church, Cornerstone, which he had been attending occasionally. I made good friends that night and continued to go almost every week. 

I was a budding musician at the time, and I was attracted by the aesthetics in the worship experience. I talked to the worship leader at the time, and before I knew it I was in a band singing songs to a God I hardly knew.

God was making waves in my life through my relationships, His Word, and worship. I had been attending a small group Bible study with a few close friends, and I began taking an active role in analyzing the Bible and discovering faith. 

Saturday night parties weren’t so much fun anymore; more frequently I made it to church on Sunday mornings. I grew, and learned, and accepted Christ as my savior.

I grew increasingly active in Cornerstone and in the Bellefield Church community, after being baptized into the congregation and joining their praise team. 

I’m very thankful for this entire university ministry. Without it, I may not be a Christian today. Community is essential, and I’m glad I was pulled into this one. 

—Adam Sloan graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2013 with a degree in chemical engineering. He continues to be actively involved at Bellefield Church, and in its young adult ministry.

Read more about the CCO's partnership with Bellefield Presbyterian Church in the fall 2015 issue of On Campus magazine.