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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

Youth Pastor in 1967 at Southall Baptist Danville, VA. Currenty is

Westover Christian Academy is a non-denominational Christian school in Danville, Virginia.
It began operations in 1979 as Southall Christian School. Southall was located at 502 Southampton Ave. on the south side of Danville. Founded on location of Southall Baptist Church, it started as a primary school with the plan to add a grade each year. It graduated its first class in 1986. The class consisted of six students. It continued operations until Southall Baptist merged with Lynn Haven Baptist and moved the school into a newer and more modern facility on the north side of town. The new church, Westover Baptist, and school, Westover Christian Academy took their name from the area of town it was located. It recently graduated 29 students in 2009.

On September 5, 1993, a wonderful event took place in Danville, Virginia. Two churches (Southall Baptist and Lynn Haven Baptist) joined together to form Westover Baptist Church. This merger
included 235 charter members. Dr. Doug Barber, pastor of Southall Baptist, became the senior pastor and Rev. Robert Vermillion,
pastor of Lynn Haven Baptist became the co-pastor. Thus began the history of an exciting ministry.  Many special activities have taken place since that time to continue this spirit of unity.