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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

THE DUTY OF EVERY PASTOR/TEACHER


OUR CHURCH IS ELDER/PASTORAL LED. THUS WE HAVE A PLURALITY OF PASTORS WHO WORK TO ACCOMPLISH THE OBJECTIVES THAT CHRIST HAS SET FORTH IN SCRIPTURE.






THE PURPOSE OF THE PASTOR/TEACHER IN THE LOCAL CHURCH........







FROM THE TIME I ATTENDED THE SHEPHERD'S CONFERENCE IN 1982, 1990, etc. THE GOAL HAS BEEN TO TEACH, FEED, LEAD THE PEOPLE WHOM THE LORD ALLOWS ME TO BE THE UNDERSHEPHERD.


  1. to feed the flock (John 21:15-17)

  2. to proclaim the whole will of God ( Acts 20:27)

  3. to present everyone perfect in Christ (Colossians 1:28-29)


  4. to prepare God’s people for works of service (Ephesians 4:12)

  5. to equip God’s people to be fisher’s of men (2 Timothy 4:5)


  6. to keep watch over oneself until the task is complete (1 Timothy 4:16)