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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


Youth Pastor of Wooster Baptist Temple in Wooster Ohio 1970 -1972

  • If I have observed anything by experience, it is this: a man may take the measure of his growth and decay in grace according to his thoughts and meditations upon the person of Christ, and the glory of Christ’s Kingdom, and of His love.”
    - John Owen, quoted in A Puritan Golden Treasury complied by I. D. E. Thomas (Carlisle, Pa.: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1989), 184.


Names and Titles Given to Jesus (God)*
Adam 1Corinthians 15:45
Advocate 1John 2:1
Almighty Revelation 1:8
Alpha and Omega Revelation 1:8
Amen Revelation 3:14
Angel Genesis 48:16; Exodus 23:20, 21
Angel of his presence Isaiah 63:9
Anointed Psalms 2:2
Apostle Hebrews 3:1
Arm of the Lord Isaiah 51:9, 10
Author and Finisher of our faith Hebrews 12:2
Beginning and end of the creation of God Revelation 3:14; 22:13
Beloved Ephesians 1:6
Blessed and only Potentate 1Timothy 6:15
Branch Jeremiah 23:5; Zechariah 3:8
Bread of life John 6:48
Bridegroom Matthew 9:15
Bright and Morning Star Revelation 22:16
Brightness of the Father's glory Hebrews 1:3
Captain of the Lord's host (army) Joshua 5:14
Captain of Salvation Hebrews 2:10
Carpenter Mark 6:3
Carpenter's son Matthew 13:55
Chief Shepherd 1Peter 5:4
Chief Cornerstone 1Peter 2:6
Chiefest among ten thousand Song of Songs 5:10
Child Isaiah 9:6; Luke 2:27, 43
Chosen of God 1Peter 2:4
Christ Matthew 1:16; Luke 9:20
The Christ (Messiah) Matthew 16:20; Mark 14:61
Christ, a King Luke 23:2
Christ Jesus Acts 19:4; Romans 3:24; 8:1; 1Corinthians 1:2, 30; Hebrews 3:1; 1Peter 5:10, 14


Christ Jesus our Lord 1Timothy 1:12; Romans 8:39
Christ of God Luke 9:20
Christ, the chosen of God Luke 23:35
Christ the Lord Luke 2:11
Christ, the power of God 1Corinthians 1:24
Christ the wisdom of God 1Corinthians 1:24
Christ, the Son of God Acts 9:20
Christ, Son of the Blessed Mark 14:61
Commander Isaiah 55:4
Consolation of Israel Luke 2:25
Cornerstone Ephesians 2:20
Counselor Isaiah 9:6
Covenant of the people Isaiah 42:6

I remember when I was a Youth Pastor, I would ask the kids to name as many names of Jesus Christ that they could. This was in 1966-1978, before Internet. But we did have Nave Topic Bible.