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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

Jesus God in the Flesh

"This is what the LORD (Yehweh ~ GOD) says ~ Israel's King and Redeemer, the LORD Almighty:
'I AM the FIRST and I AM the LAST. Apart from Me there is no God.'" Isaiah 44:6
This is what Jesus said:
"Do not be afraid. I AM the FIRST and I AM the LAST. I AM the Living One. I was dead, and behold I Am alive for ever and ever. And I hold the keys of death and Hades." Revelation 1:17-18


"This is what the Sovereign LORD says: 'I MYSELF will search for My sheep and look after them. As a shepherd looks after His scattered flock when He is with them, so will I look after My sheep... I MYSELF will tend My sheep and have them lay down.' declares the Sovereign LORD.'" Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15
Jesus Christ said:
"I Am the good Shepherd. The good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep." John 10:11
When Jesus said this He knew the ancient prophecies about Himself, including Ezekiel. He said there was only one flock and one Shepherd. Ezek 10:16
Peter refers to Christ:
"You were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls." 1 Peter 2:25