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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


By Steve

Okay so I am human, Bill Gothard said in one of the many All Day Pastors Seminar's I did attend in the 80 and 90's.

"Don't let the people in your church think you are perfect and without some faults."

I need to get out those notes.
Of course some folks will ask, "what faults do you have?"

I like Elvis. Sorry about that.

My Dad said once, "If I were to like a Rock and Roll person, I would like Elvis."

It has blessed my heart to know that those who know me best, know that I really love the Lord and I love preaching and teaching. I love to teach others, I love to see others grow in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Paul said this: Philippians 1:4
"I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy." For Paul it was a delight for him to intercede for fellow believers.
My heart is blessed as I remember you who know me well.
I say with Paul,
"Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ."