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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

Charles E. Whisnant

SO AM I TEACHING OR PREACHING OR BOTH?
Wednesday Night Bible Study Augut 19, 2009

People sometimes characterize a meticulous preacher as a better teacher than a preacher. While different people will mean different things in describing someone as a preacher or teacher, many people today in general think of preaching as speaking forcefully, pounding on the pulpit, speaking loudly, demanding a "amen", having a prepared command of scripture, making application and using illustrations, and then exhorting people to follow biblical concepts.
By teaching, many people think teaching is presenting a passage of scripture, commenting upon it, and making explanations to make the meaning of the biblical passage clear. And of course, some overlapping of preaching and teaching is normally accredited.