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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



Piper and MacArthur answer questions from Justin Taylor about their lives and ministries.

The questions include:

  1. When did you become aware of each others' ministries?
  2. How have your father's influenced your ministries? Did they want you to be pastors?
  3. If you could tell your younger selves one thing, knowing what you know now, what would it be?
  4. How do you handle praise? How about criticism?
  5. How do you counsel younger ministers and missionaries when their ministries seem fruitless?
  6. When you get discouraged where do you go for encouragement?
  7. When your life is over, what do you want to be remembered for?

I am not embarrassed to say, these two men have and are influencing my life and ministry. I listen to this this morning and believe these two men, who have different perspective on some issues, yet have respect for each other, both love the Word. While I lean toward the ministry of John MacArthur, there is a balance reading and hearing John Piper.

1 Thessalonians 2:14"For you, brethren, became followers (imitators) of th churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus:"