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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

STARTING CHURCHES

DR. J.F. NORRIS SPOKE FOR MY DAD AT THE WARD STREET BAPTIST CHURCH IN ASHEBORO NORTH CAROLINE IN 1943 OR 1943



Fayetteville Street Baptist Church was founded in 1937 as an outgrowth of an evangelistic meeting held in Asheboro by Rev. George Cooper. A tabernacle was erected on Ward Street by a group of believers and an evangelistic club was organized with Colvin West as president to secure preachers to minister to the somewhat small congregation. In 1942, with a church membership of 106, Rev. Everette Whisnant was called as the first pastor and the church was given the name of Ward Street Baptist Church.







R.J. BARBER, SR, AND EVERETTE WHISNANT

1954 Roanoke Virginia

Williamsroad Baptist Church


My Dad loved to start new churches, and he did start many churches in Virginia and North Caroline.