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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 Fruit of Ministry is the Purpose of Preaching

Spiritual Fruit Purpose of Ministry 1 of 4 from charles e. whisnan t on Vimeo.

Charles E. Whisnant, November 15, 2009. From Romans 1:11-12 Spiritual Fruit Purpose of Ministry 1 of 4.

Paul is saying the preaching and teaching is not the end in its self, but the means to the end. The desired result is seeing produce in the believer fruit of love and labor and service unto the LORD.

While I really love preaching and teaching, its only the means whereby people might get the Word of God which in turn might strengthen them to love Him and Worship Him and Serve Him.