About Me

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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

Quotes of the Week

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'The disciples of Christ must learn the philosophy of placing their happiness beyond the world, & above the affections of the flesh.' Calvin

Your health depends on eating the right things. Your spiritual health depends on praying for the right things.

..."my problem is that there are moments when I tend to love my little kingdom of one more than I love his."

“What Thou wilt, when Thou wilt, how Thou wilt.”- John Newton

God is holy, even during your most unholy moment his righteousness is your hope because in righteousness he will not abandon his promise.

1. When the bible speaks, God speak.
The bible itself establishes its own interpretation. We are to receive the text as the text is written, We are limited to the text in making any interpretation.

It would be easier to grow oak trees by planting marbles than for someone to be saved without the seed of the word. Steven Lawson
Republicans are certain they'll survive the apocalypse. Democrats? Not so much.
“Whatever you do, He will make good of it. But not the good He had prepared for you if you had obeyed him.” ~ #CSLewis

God is the only person from whom you can hide nothing. Therefore, prayer is the only entryway into genuine self-knowledge.