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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





IS THERE ONLY ONE TRUE WAY TO WORSHIP CHRIST IN A LOCAL CHURCH SERVICE?

The "Regulative Principle" states:



  • Regulative Principle, which teaches that we may only do that which God commands in worship. Not only are artistic renditions of God forbidden, we are not to innovate in any way. Worship is not the appropriate forum for the full exercise of our creativity. It is something else; the inner sanctum of the Christian life in which God reveals Himself:

John MacArthur, Jr. wears a tie when he preaches. So did Jerry Fallwell, so does Charles Whisnant, any time they preach they wear a tie. On the other said is Perry Nobel. Andy Standley, Ed Young, Jr. do not wear ties.


Some churches when the sing, they only sing Psalms, others Hymns, and other Praise Songs.