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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

ALTAR CALLS

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Growing up independent fundamental Baptist, I've sat through my share of altar calls, feeling an overwhelming sense of guilt at over half of them. When I was growing up, I thought "Just as I am" had 327 verses. I remember rolling my eyes when so and so went forward (like they did every Sunday). And I remember being upset when someone waited until the 326th verse of Just as I am to FINALLY go forward.



The traditional altar call is gone from many churches (and I'm not so sure that is a bad thing... at least the way we did it growing up). But thanks to YouTube, you can now re-live all the glory that was 'the altar call' with this new release.

Take a look: