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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio



CHARITY IN 1968 IN ARLINGTON TEXAS
ERIC IN 1971 IN WOOSTER OHIO
BECKY IN 1976 IN GRAPEVINE TEXAS
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Looking back over the last forty years, and viewing these family pictures, brings back good memories. Meeting Charity while in Arlington Texas, and working with Dr. George Norris at Gideon Baptist Church was such a wonderful time. After we were married in June of 1969 and were living in Wooster Ohio, working at Wooster Baptist Temple, Eric was born in February 1971. Looking back, those were some good times. Perhaps one of the best group of teenagers that we have had. Moving forward five years to the day February 10, 1976 we were living in Grapevine Texas. I was working two full time jobs, while serving as Educational Director at FBC of Haltom City, in Fort Worth Texas. M.M. Mostley was the pastor. We had a wonderful time at the church. Eric was five and Becky was born on his birthday.
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While in both cases, after Eric was born we moved to Minford Ohio to pastor the Madison Baptist Church, and with Becky we moved to Perrysville, Ohio to be the Pleasant Valley Youth Camp Director in the Mansfield Baptist Temple, under Tommy Leatherwood.
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From 1971 to 1980 we were in a number of churches. Then in March 1980 we landed in Altoona, Kansas, and were the pastor/teacher of the First Baptist Church, until June 1996.
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Eric and Becky did survive. As you can see in the picture above, they are doing okay.
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Eric and Becky are half of the family. Next Chad and Kyle... that is for another day.
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Isn't it interesting, I remember from my perspective, and Charity has a perspective too. And of course Eric and Becky would have their perspective.
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