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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

Sixteenth Anniversary of RIvers of Joy

ANNIVERSARY SUNDAY AT RIVERS OF JOY BAPTIST CHURCH
PART ONE


The folks like to sing, and singing is what we had today.

Of course our attendance is in the choir. Today our members invited people for our 16th church anniversary, and we had seventeen visitors.
Jim and Bekkie Harper - Southern Gospel at its best Singers
I had not meet Jim and Bekkie, they are friends of Johnny Edwards.
I believe they love the Lord, and they like singing.
It is not the style that is all important, it is love that I sense they had of the Lord.
I don't like all style of "chrisitan" music. That is my personal opinion.
But Southern Gospel Music is good in balance.
What I like about the Harpers, they understand that worship is what is important.
ITS OUR DESIRE THAT FOLKS WHO VISIT OUR CHURCH
WILL SENSE THAT WE WORSHIP THE LORD IN SPIRIT
IN SONG, IN TEACHING, IN LOVE, IN FELLOWSHIP,
BUT MOST OF ALL IN
THE TEACHING AND PREACHING OF THE WORD OF GOD.
WHILE WE LOVE MUSIC, AND WE LOVE FELLOWSHIP,
THE DRAWING CARD, IF I MIGHT USE THAT TERM
IS TO BE THE WORD OF GOD AND THE WORSHIP OF HIM.