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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

Roanoke Baptist Temple of 1963-1966 Is Now a Rescue Mission

The map of the location of Roanoke Baptist Temple as was shown by Google in 2010.
The mission provides sleeping and washing accommodations to homeless men and women, a free cafeteria, free medical clinic, thrift store, free year-long live-in addiction recovery program for men and for women, a family shelter, and a summer rural day-camp for children.


The Roanoke Rescue Mission is a Christian mission located in downtown Roanoke, Virginia. The mission is the largest homeless shelter in the state of Virginia. It is part of the City Mission movement.

See the photos here and see here the work at the Rescue Mission in Roanoke


While in Roanoke Virginia this week, I took these photos of the building that was in 1962-1966 the Roanoke Baptist Temple. I will say more next time.