Asbury’s disaster response team (Cutters for Christ) formed in 2013 and quickly responds to natural disasters within a 400-mile radius of Birmingham. From Georgia and Louisiana to Mississippi, Tennessee, and Florida, our team of volunteers packs up their chainsaws, skid steer loader, and tools and goes to tackle downed trees whenever and wherever they've fallen. About 30 men comprise the team, but it varies who can help each time. "It's not easy to just pack up and go," says founding member Boyd Martin.

When not working to clean up tornado or hurricane debris, Cutters for Christ helps clear trees for people and organizations who cannot pay for tree removal. “I know I’m doing what God wants me to do,” Boyd says. “It’s an incredible feeling to be able to help someone in need."

Want to join the Cutters for Christ team? All are welcome—especially those able to travel wherever and whenever disaster strikes. Contact Boyd Martin at (205) 907-8396 or