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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


"Too many people convert to a church style or Christian culture rather than to Christ."

Really have you notices. People are more into church style rather than into Christ. Yet Christiantiy is Christ, not church.

My outline from Philippians 1:21 "For ME to live IS Christ, and to DIE is GAIN." You take out "Christ" and "Gain" you have "For me to live is to die." Living without Christ can lead to anger about living.

Church life, is of no value if we are not living to live for CHRIST.