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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


In an effort to be eclectic and diverse you do “I’ll Fly Away” using hired
Its a comic story around the church that I don't like to hear again

I Fly Away song.......
but I am not sure that the throat singers wouldn't be a nice change.

Of course
our attendance might increase.
Or on the other hand
you like to greet the congregation on Sunday morning with:

Yo Sinners, Are you ready to Rock!?!”
could get a new group of 20s in church.
And than again
as a Reformed, Baptist, with a little southern gospel in me, I might
just stay with the traditional

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