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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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Some of my friends might not be clear about what I hold as truth. The truth I hold is the Word of God in its original autograph. When I say the Bible is inerrant, I don't mean any translation, but the original Words of God as given by God to the writers.

In 1611, the 54 scholars who produced the King James Bible drew significantly from William Tyndale as well as from translations that descended from his. One estimate suggests the New Testament in the King James Version is 83% Tyndale's and the Old Testament 76%.With his translation of the Bible the first to be printed in English, and a model for subsequent English translations, in 2002,

We will only have the kind of church that God wants to have, is when we preach "thus saith the Lord", Preachers like to add their own take and opinions, you know little side comments. People need to hear "thus saith the Lord".

"Our call is to be faithful, be biblical, be bold, be wise, be winsome, be loving, and beat the rhythms of worship and prayer until we find ourselves happy and holy in Jesus." – Kevin DeYoung

The Word of God is not a Q-Tip that tickles. It is a sword that pierces. It is not a feather. It is a sword. And if the Word of God is not a sword in your hand, you are not preaching the Word of God. Steven Lawson