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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



1983 Model (but good for occasional use)

Sometimes the orginial products are good. Pre-internet times, pre email times, just the word processor. Of course the 1983 Model provided me with some great help. When you pastor a 1950 church, a 1983 mindset can be taxing for a lot of folks. But when a 1950 church can upgrade their mindset, there will be some progress.

Life for most of use moves a little too fast for us to keep up. Sometimes we just stop moving with the times we are living in.

Last night Charity and I went shopping. I wanted to be able to record my messages on Sunday. The tape recorder is outdated. I have one and 1000 tapes. I asked the tech, "What do I use to record." A Digital Voice Recorder he said. A RCA DigitalVoice is 3 1/2" by 1 1/1". And you can plug it in your computer, downland the messages, and put it on your website. I know old stuff, but I will get caught up. And the my cell phone is not a Blueberry iPhone. What's up?

I called Frankie last night, "Frankie how do you present your material at work." "With a power point on the PC." What? What happen to the chalk board?

Why does the local church believe you need to say in the 1950's when it comes to ministry? But there needs to be balance. Yet at the same time we need to be updated.