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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


Grandfather Bob Temple, Sr. in the center, surrounded by
two daughters, son-in law, grandchildren, and their girl friends and wife.
What can I say! You would thank we were a normal family! Yep, we really are.

"Family denotes a group of people affiliated by consanguinity, affinity or co-residence. Although the concept of consanguinity originally referred to relations by "blood," many anthropologists[who?] have argued that one must understand the notion of "blood" metaphorically, and that many societies understand 'family' through other concepts rather than through genetic distance." Just kidding.

Psa. 128:3
Deut 4:9-10
Prov 20:11
Gal 4:1
Gen 33:5
Psa 113:9
Psa 127:3
Prov 17:6
Prov 4:1-4
Notes the verses when you mouse the verses

Charity and I are really blessed. God has graciously given us some great kids. Our desire is that they would love the Lord with all their heart, and soul, and spirit. As they have become adults and found their place to live and found jobs, and have found the one they love and marry. our hope is that Christ will be their guide.