The Gift Pad | Gifted Church
The Gift Pad is a well, s a place of spiritual transformation, forgiveness and eternal redemption. It is a tool to carry the most essential element to sustaining a productive and meaningful physical and spiritual life: Water (Living). The Gift Pad’s programs are metaphoric wells aimed at promoting healthy spiritual/ physical lifestyles and long-lasting family relationships; rebuilding communities and using technology to inspire miraculous change.
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What is Gifted’s church service time and location?
Gifted’s worship service is every Sunday, at 10:00 AM in the Bestow School classroom at The Gift Pad Christian Outreach Center, 712-25th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203, (205)326-0564. The service lasts one (1) hour and complimentary coffee and children’s services are available.
Gifted also hosts a Bible study (Thankful Thursdays) on every, first Thursday of the month at 12:00 noon at the Boutwell Auditorium’s conference room, 1930 Abraham Woods Drive, Birmingham, AL 35203. The fellowship lasts one (1) hour and complimentary boxed lunch is served.


What is The Gifted Church (“Gifted”)?
Gifted is a Christian, inter-denominational, purpose driven church. Interdenominational simply means that each Biblically based, Christian church denomination contributes something of value to the rich Christian worship experience.

What does “Gifted” mean?
The word “gifted” is defined by Webster as “revealing a special gift.”


What is Gifted’s purpose? Gifted’s purpose is to reveal Christ’s “gift of salvation” to the world and to establish a Biblical and fiscally sound Christian church that fosters genuine fellowship and authentic Christian worship.



How do I connect with Gifted? Gifted is one church with several distinct opportunities to connect and serve. We encourage you to: 1. Worship with us on Sunday or on a first Thursday at the Boutwell Auditorium; 2. Volunteer at one of our outreach or volunteer events; and/or 3. Support our school and participate in our leadership training opportunities. Contact us at or at (205)326-0564.


Gifted’s financial and stewardship policy is guided by its Elder ministry and Gifted’s Deacon ministry provides support to carry out Gifted’s ecclesiastical and care objectives.

PPastor Wendell is the founder of The Gift Pad Christian Outreach Centers and “A Gifted Church.” TGP is a multidisciplinary ministry composed of Gift Corps, a volunteer organization; Win Humor Act Create Know Learning Centers, an academic enrichment program; the Bestow Schools; and a marketplace worship service called Thankful Thursdays that provides free and nutritious lunch alternatives to the downtown city center community.

He served on and as President of the Birmingham City Council in early 2004. His service was featured in Black Enterprise magazine’s top ten municipality edition. He also served as an ambassador for the American Council of Young Political Leaders on its delegation to Tanzania/Zanzibar and he has recently hosted a Birmingham delegation of policy and business leaders from Africa on behalf of ACYPL.

Pastor Wendell graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA and Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama. He has done further study at Emory University’s Candler Divinity School in Atlanta, at Case Western Reserve’s Weatherhead School of Management in Cleveland and at Birmingham-Southern College.

He is the founder and managing partner of the Loder, PC law firm and has been practicing law since 1995. Through his practice, he has handled a number of significant cases involving consumer and civil rights, including an often cited bankruptcy case establishing homeowners rights to notice before foreclosure and a heavily relied on local case establishing property exemption rights for land owned by churches and religious entities.

He is married to the former Adrianne Lawnyette Ragland and has two daughters, Kimya and Kamaya.

Lee Wendell Loder

Pastor/CEO/General Counsel

Adrianne Ragland-Loder


EElder Adrianne Loder serves as the CEO of Bestow Schools, Bestow Early Learning Centers and Win Humor Act Create Know Learning Centers. She previously served as the Senior Director of Youth Christian Education for The Worship Center Christian Church where she oversaw the development of its children, youth & college ministries. Adrianne is currently a troop leader for The Girl Scouts of America and her troop has generated a Gold Award winning scout.

Adrianne has dedicated over 17 years of service to impacting the lives of children and families. Adrianne earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has also studied in UAB’s graduate school of education and at Jacksonville State University. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Adrianne is the wife of Attorney and Pastor Lee Wendell Loder and the proud mother of two daughters, Kimya and Kamaya.

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