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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

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The single goal as a pastor/teacher/father/husband/friend in the spiritual realm has been since 1964 to teach the Word of God, and spiritual truths that will bring or make Christians grow up into spiritual maturity and to be all that Jesus wants them to be. Ephesians 4:12-
I had an accidental cell phone call from Cecille Nunnenkamp yesterday. She was our church secretary for a number of years at First Baptist Church in Altoona, KS. And I might say the best one we ever had. We had a good talk and she is doing good living close to Alana. We will take any accidental cell phone calls from friends.

Charity after getting off work last evening and I worked at the office at church, we traveled to Lexington KY to pick up Rob and Illy . We traveled through storm, rain, and a tornado in Maysvile, KY The tornado hit our gas station where we always stop. And stopped in Paris KY where another storm had gone through, and stopped at McDonalds for a Big Mac. Then almost hit a fallen tree that was out in the road. And it rained until we got to Lexington. Then we turned around after seeing Eric and Leslie, and Chad and grandson Trey and traveled in the foggy weather all the way back 133 miles . And we got back at 12:21 a.m.. Now up again and ready to go to work. Thank you Lord for Your protection and my good driving.
The definition of the believer who has been truly born again a what that conversion means can be found where in the book of Romans and First Peter, can you find the verses?
We don't seek to be better Christians, or servants of Christ in order to be approved of God. We can be no more approved of Christ than when we first believed. This is a truth: our need of Christ does not cease with our believing, nor does the nature of our relation to Him ever alter no matter how much we attain or achieve in behavior
At any stage of our earthly growth, there is nothing in us or done by use because of which we are acceptable to God. As a matter of fact we must always be accepted for Christ's sake, or we cannot ever be accepted at all.
One who is going to pastor and preach in a church, he should have a Seminary education, a theological education, and have been called by the Lord, confirmed by the church, and ordained by fellow pastors.