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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

ROLE OF THE PASTOR TO HIS PEOPLE


ROLE OF THE PASTOR TO THE CHURCH

FEED

Feed -- Greek, "Tend as a shepherd,"
by discipline and doctrine.
Lead, feed, heed:
by prayer, exhortation, government, and example.

The dignity is marked by the term "elder"; the duties of the office, to tend or oversee, by "bishop." Peter has in mind Christ's injunction to him, "Feed (tend) My sheep . . . Feed (pasture) My lambs" (John 21:16). He invites the elders to share with him the same duty (compare Acts 20:28) . The flock is Christ's.—Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary
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That pastor who is pastoring alone—prior to the formation of a plurality—needs to make clear to the church that he is devoting himself primarily to this task of study and teaching in order to serve the entire church. Other provisions can be made for the important need of biblical counseling through other individuals, who might not even be staff members or part of the pastoral team at that time. We are in the process of putting together a team of those who will help with the biblical needs of the church.
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Photo: Holly Frye is the daughter of Beverly (who was saved in First Baptist Church in 1983. And Beverly has raised her children in church from that time to now. ) Holly is getting married next year to a find young man. Holly was born when her mother was playing the piano and I said to Beverly, "You need to have the baby on Monday, so you can be in church the next Sunday." Kidding of course. But you know that is just what happen. And all the years Charity and I were in Altoona, Beverly came to all the services and played the piano and raised her kids in church. A number of parents have raised there kids in church under the teaching of the Word of God.