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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


For Me To Live Is Christ. Has always been and always will be.

Philippians 1:21

I am afraid my high school friends would say that I was all church ministry. My girl friends would say I like working at the church than going out on a date. Even on a date I would be at a church activity. From age 14 I was involved in some activity at our church, where my Dad was the pastor. When my Dad died in 1966 I was the Youth Pastor of our church and we had over fifty in our class. Almost each day I was with the kids and doing some kind of church activity. Than I was reading a lot of books, love writing, and loved teaching and preaching and loved learning.

While I loved sports, Don and I played sports at school, but the primary desire was to be at the church. We played almost every day that was possible playing football, and baseball, either in our back yard or somewhere with a group of kids.

My focus was always and is still the Work of the Lord.

I love marriage, I love my children, and now my grandchildren, I like NASCAR, Hot Wheels, Baseball, and Hot Apply Pie. I like my 855 John Deere, and walking. And I like google, firefox, kodak, quick time, microsoft, and aol.