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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


(Author: David Mathis)

Do you try to connect with God the Santa Claus way or the Jesus way?

The Santa way says,

You better watch out,
You better not cry,
You better not pout,
I'm telling you why,
Santa Claus is coming to town.

The Jesus way says,

"I lay down my life for the sheep" (John 10:15).
"Whoever comes to me I will never cast out" (John 6:37).

Watch John Piper commend the Jesus way:

Bad News: Santa Claus Is Coming to Town