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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

THE PASTORAL MINISTRY


PASTOR/SHEPHERD/TEACHER/ELDER /

ALL BIBLICAL TERMS FOR

THE SPIRITUAL LEADER OF THE LOCAL CHURCH.


THE SHEPHERD'S RELATIONSHIP TO CHRIST

To Know Him and His Word

THE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE SHEEP, THE FLOCK, THE CHURCH

Jeremiah 23:1-4

"Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD."

The LORD said "I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them..."


2Timothy 3:16-17 What we are to teach:

DOCTRINE: What is right.

REPROOF: What is not right.

INSTRUCTION: How to get it right.

RIGHTEOUSNESS: How to say right.

LOVE THE VIEW AS I DRIVE TO THE RIVERS OF JOY BAPTIST CHURCH IN THE MORNING

THE ELDER/SHEPHERD'S OFFICE

1Peter 5:1-4 "The elders who are among you I exhort....

1. Shepherd, tend to the flock of God which is among you.

2. Serving as overseers.

3. Not by compulsion but willingly

4. Not by dishonest gain, or selfish motives, but willingly heartly, eagerly to the service

5. Not as being lords over those entrusted to you

6. Being examples to the flock.