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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



There was the NASCAR Daytona 500,
There was the NBA All Stars
There was the Winter Olympics
There was the PBA Masters Bowling
There was the NHRA Funny Car Race
There was the College Basketball
There was the Tennis Games
There was the PGA Golf
And Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford Ohio was having a great time in their services.

Of course you would expect the pastor/teacher to say that. Well know always. But there are times you might say the worship, fellowship and services were a bit better.

So what would make one service better than another when you are doing the same things each week? The singing is always good, the fellowship is always good. And generally I really enjoy teaching and preaching each week.

And the attendance should not be a factor, having visitors is always a good sign, and people not walking out while I preach is a good sign. Kidding.

We do have a really small church. Really small. But again we have a great group of people who do love the Lord and generally love to fellowship and like hearing the teaching of the word of God.

One member said to a former member last week. "You know, our problem before was that we were not getting spiritually feed by the Word of God, and we are now."

I know personally that the joy I had Sunday was as much joy as any of the winners had in the sporting events mention above.