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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


A PREACHERS WIFE Charity has for the last nearly forty years submitted to the call of Christ on our lives.

Even while we were dating, if I really felt that I should attend a church, she would say, okay. I remember once saying, "Charity, I believe we need to go to Gideon Baptist Church and work with Dr. Norris. " And without question she said okay. And that was really a wonderful experience, and she and I really had a wonderful time working together on the Bus Ministry and the Children Church ministry. And in almost all churches that we have worked in, Charity and I have worked as a team.

Too often the Pastor's wife doesn't really enjoy the work of the ministry, and comes across loud and clear. Too often the Pastor's wife many think she is the co pastor, or the church might think she is the co pastor. So there is a balance in the live of the Pastor and his wife. She works along side the Pastor as his help mate, first in the home, as a wife and mother. And this is really the role of any wife and mother.