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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



I Peter 1:22 Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart,

  • How can you love one another fervently if there are no “others”? Fervently doesn’t stay at home, fervently finds a way to fellowship. Fervently looks for the betterment of the whole fellowship. Fervently knows that everyone on the team is important. Fervently forges relationships that will stand the test of time. Fervently realizes that an on fire church starts with them. Is the whole of your fellowship fervent, and what are you doing to develop a fervent fellowship? If your church isn’t on fire, start a blaze by beginning to love others with a pure heart, fervently.
  • Tell me, do you really love those in the fellowship of the church fervently? We should, don't you think?
  • Yet we seem to find less time with those who are our fellow believers, and more time with those who are in the world.
  • Let me say, to love the fellowship of the local church is to serve in the fellowship fervently.
  • Sunday Morning Christians, really don't enjoy the fellowship of the other believers.
  • What I like to see is the foyer of our church filled with folks before the service and after the service, and folks seem to want to say around a little after the service.
  • There are four (at least) who love to provide a ride for are senior saints. That is wonderful.
  • There are those who love to serve, more than the personal fellowship, but provide the means so others will have a good time in their fellowship with others.