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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

Society Security at Sixty Two

Just had to post these two photos .


I am going to be 62 on October 22, and going to take the Society Security. Goodness we have paid into it and our employers have paid as much as I have over the years. Since my
Dad died at 62 I believe. I thought he was born in 1904 some say 1902. Nevertheless he is with the Lord today. So since I am not making million of dollars I will just take the money now.
I thought Dad was rather old, while as I look back, he was very active in ministry and working . I didn't see Dad weak or lazy but always going and working. So when Dad died, we were all shocked.
So I will continue to enjoy my work in ministry. From the first job I had in Seminary in 1966 to now I have had a second, third job, working in the workforce. In addition of pastoring and working in the church. There have been several positions I have had where I didn't need to have a second job. So at 62 I believe I can devote my energy to one work. Of course I still have a lot of work riding on the John Deere 850 in the summer, and helping Charity at Union Mills, other that those two jobs I will be doing a lot of studying.