We exist to equip students and professionals in healthcare to worship God and to reach the community for Christ. We help healthcare professionals know Christ more through discipleship, we seek to care for them through relationships, and strive to send them out into their professions well equipped spiritually and professionally.


If we are faithful in carrying out our mission we expect to see the following:

    • People coming to a saving knowledge and growing relationship with Christ on a regular basis.
    • People being mentored into mature followers of Christ through small group and one on one discipleship.
    • Marriages that are characterized by spouses loving, respecting and nurturing each other in relationships centered on Christ and guided by Biblical truths. Parents raising their children to be mature followers of Christ.
    • People going out from the ministry with a missional mindset and lifestyle who are committed to win, build, and send out others as disciples of Christ both nationally and internationally.
    • Health care professionals being influenced in a godly manner that values and treats the patient with a whole person concept: individuals with physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs.

How & where we are involved

We have a strong focus on small groups. Last year over 150 participated in these groups and over 30 professionals led or co-led most of them. We also have large group meetings (with free meals) weekly.

Schools & Campuses

UAB Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Optometry

Meetings & Activities

  • Monday night Fellowship, focus on relationships, marriage
  • Tuesday night Fellowship, general topics for spiritual growth
  • P&P - Thursday at noon for students from all healthcare schools
  • TNT - Friday at noon for 3rd and 4th year dental students
  • Side by Side, Wednesday mornings
  • 3 annual mission trips: Dental, Medical, Therapy (Physical & Occupational)
  • Side by Side has a chapter in Birmingham connected with us.
  • We have a ministry to the orthopedic residents called "Bibles & Bones"

Events & Conferences

  • Winter Retreat with other campuses in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana
  • GMHC in Louisville every November

Impacting Students & Communities

Through our ministry Christ is impacting the lives of scores of men & women in healthcare and through them we are impacting their friends, colleagues, patients, staff, etc. We help prepare people for a Christ-centered and Christ-honoring marriage. We help students understand relevant issues facing healthcare workers today and how to approach these Biblically. We are seeing graduates of our ministry in key roles at UAB and in private practice and missions.


Our focus

CMDA Birmingham is available for YOU - to provide peer support and fellowship, to enhance your own personal and professional development and to give you the opportunity to be exposed to mentors who have "gone before you."  Recognizing the unique stresses and time constraints of these training years, we are exploring ways to strategically network to help you not only survive, but to even thrive during this time.
Please take some time to browse our site to find out more about our ministry. To sign up for our newsletter and our weekly prayer letter, Take5,  you can fill out a contact form here.

Take Action with Us

The purpose of Mission Trips is for participants to grow in a relationship with Christ and, in doing so, to be better equipped to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of their patients.
The commitment of the mission trip is "to serve and not to be served.” 

CMDA Birmingham Leadership

Drs. Mardon & Richelle Day, DPM

Drs. Mardon and Richelle Day, DPM

Area Directors

Both Mardon and Richelle are podiatrists and began serving as CMMA's Area Directors in January 2024.


Christina Thomas

Women's Ministry Coordinator

Former missionary to Cambodia for 7 years. Triathlete.


Bob Nilsen

Missions Coordinator

Married to Anna for 45 years. Former missionary to the Dominican Republic for 11 years.


David Hinshaw

Men's Discipleship

Married to Dominique for 3+ years.


Courtney Byers

Administrative Assistant

Married to Jake, anesthesiology resident, for 5+ years.

We would love to hear from you.

Chapter Contact Information

CMDA Birmingham

2310 Briarwood Trace
Birmingham, Alabama 35243

(205) 776-5470

For more information about the Birmingham Chapter:
Christian Medical Ministry of Alabama

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