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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

Charles e Whisnant or Charles Whisnant quotes of the week

Find a church where the preacher preaches the text in its context. Lives are transformed by pointing the direction of their hearts toward Christ. A do list of behavior doesn't work. People need an appetite to please the Lord and not themselves. Sunday's Sermon

."I have never been as happy as I am now"Bruce Jenner. In his gender reassignment. He needed to hear my sermon from last Sunday on what it means to live happily ever after.


Far too man people try to find happiness in the wrong places. Luke 6 20 to 26 gives us the right places and the right attitude that we need to discover happiness.

I know why the Lord didn't call me to be an evangelist! How could I preach or teach Romans every night!!! An preacher is an evangelist and an evangelist and missionaries are preachers or teachers. And each have a specific calling to do for the Lord.

I wonder if there is an program for necktie addiction? Of course I have several other addictions as well?


Back in 1978-79 when I was in Connersville, IN and working at Calvary Baptist, and having such a wonderful ministry and we were how shall I say it, "Let Go" from the work. I do believe that Teresa was used by the Lord to encourage us to the point that we did not quit the ministry.


Preachers need preaching as much as doing the preaching. Today its been David Jeremiah at 7 a.m. then Charles Price at 8 a.m. then I preached at 10 am and 11 am came home and listen to John MacArthur and Grace Communication Church worship service at 1:30 to 3:15 pm. Back to church at 5 p.m. teach again at 6:00 pm. come home and at 9 p.m another service with Grace Community Church