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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

EXPOSITIONAL PREACHERS ARE MODERN DAY PROPHETS

SO MANY pastors out there want a formula to make their church grow…and so they hop from conference to conference trying to figure out what might work rather than BEGGING God for a white hot vision that will change the community that they are in.

Here’s the deal… lets be faithful to pray and seek God's vision for our church.

My job as a pastor is NOT to find the latest, greatest church growth methods…but rather to be completely faithful and obedient to the vision God has poured inside of me.

As I have said up front, this is God's Ministry, and its God's Business to Bless as He desires, Its my job and joy to be faithful in the teaching and preaching of the Word of God. And be faithful in living the life that God has called me to do.

One more thing…yes, we SHOULD go to conferences…we should learn as much as we can from others…however, our leadership should be DOMINATED by REVELATION from God rather than INSPIRATION from others. Quote from an unlikly preacher.

MY MIND HAS BEING DEELY INTERNAL TO SEEK GOD'S VISION FOR THE CHURCH. ITS ABOUT GETTING UNDERSTANDING OF THE WISDOM OF GOD IN THE MATTER OF CHURCH MINISTRY.