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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

First Peter 4:

HAVING PURSUED A COURSE OF SENSUALITY, LUSTS: peporeumenous (RMPMPA) en aselgeiais epithumiais: (Mk 7:22; 2Cor 12:21; Gal 5:19; Eph 4:19; Jude 1:4)

Having pursued (4198) (poreuomai from poros = a passing or passage) means to go from one place to another and is used in 1Pe 3:22 to describe Christ's ascension. Peter uses poreuomai to picture the unregenerate lifestyles of the pagans as a journey, traveling as it were from one sinful destination to another.

Having pursued is in the perfect tense which Vincent says is an inferential reference to a course of life now done with.Jude uses this same verb recording that..."In the last time there shall be mockers, following (poreuomai) after their own ungodly lusts." (Jude 1:18)
Now Peter describes the will of the Gentiles, recording 6 ugly sins that characterized their will and not God's will. Note all 6 evils mentioned here are in the plural, indicating the variety and frequency of these vices! It has been observed that all 6 of these vices were pagan excesses often connected with the practice of idolatry and celebrations to the honor of heathen gods.

Having pursued - This is more literally "having walked in" which identifies all 6 of these sins as in the locative case with preceding preposition "en" (English = in).

Sensuality (766) (aselgeia [word study] from aselges = licentious <> a = negates next word + selges = continent) originally referred to any excess or lack of restraint but came to convey the idea of shameless excess and the absence of restraint, especially with sexual excess. Thus like koite, aselgeia was used almost exclusively of especially lewd sexual immorality, of uninhibited and unabashed lasciviousness. It refers to the kind of sexual debauchery and abandonment that characterizes much of modern society and that is often flaunted almost as a badge of distinction!
refers to uninhibited sexual indulgence without shame and without concern for what others think or how they may be affected (or infected). They have no concern about even their reputation, much less their character.
Aselgeia indicates indecency, wanton behavior, and a complete lack of restraint. In his second letter, Peter uses the word to describe the "filthy" lifestyle of the people of Sodom (2Pe 2:7-). The dominating idea behind the word is that of shameless conduct with emphasis on sensuality and behavior that shocks public decency.
- 10x in 10v - Mark 7:22; Rom 13:13; 2 Cor 12:21; Gal 5:19; Eph 4:19; 1 Pet 4:3; 2 Pet 2:2, 7, 18; Jude 1:4. NAS = licentiousness(1), sensual(1), sensuality(8).
The Greeks defined that acknowledges no restraints, dares whatsoever its caprice and wanton insolence may suggest.pictures sin as an inordinate indulgence of appetites to the extent of violating a sense of public decency. This word pictures unbridled, unrestrained living, all sorts of evil involving lack of self-restraint.
Barclay writes that does not solely mean sexual uncleanness; it is sheer wanton insolence. As Basil defined it, "It is that attitude of the soul which has never borne and never will bear the pain of discipline." It is the insolence that knows no restraint, that has no sense of the decencies of things, that will dare anything that wanton caprice demands, that is careless of public opinion and its own good name so long as it gets what it wants...It has been defined as "readiness for any pleasure."...The great characteristic of is this—the bad man usually tries to hide his sin (they have enough respect for common decency not to wish to be found out); but the man who has sex in his soul does not care how much he shocks public opinion so long as he can gratify his desires...the man who is guilty of is that he is lost to decency and to shame... he does not care who sees his sin. It is not that he arrogantly and proudly flaunts it; it is simply that he can publicly do the most shameless things, because he has ceased to care for decency at all...Sin can get such a grip of a man that he is lost to decency and shame. He is like a drug taker who first takes the drug in secret, but comes to a stage when he openly pleads for the drug on which he has become dependent. A man can become such a slave of liquor that he does not care who sees him drunk. A man can let his sexual desires so master him that he does not care who sees him satisfy them...It has been defined as "readiness for any pleasure."...Jezebel was the classic instance of sextuality when she built a heathen shrine in Jerusalem the Holy City. Josephus ascribed it to Jezebel when she built a temple to Baal in Jerusalem. The idea is that of a man who is so far gone in desire that he has ceased to care what people say or think... Aselgeia is the insolently selfish spirit, which is lost to honour, and which will take what it wants, where it wants, in shameless disregard of God and man. (Barclay, W: The Daily Study Bible Series, Rev. ed. Philadelphia: The Westminster Press)

DRUNKENNESS (habitual), CAROUSING: oinophlugiais, komois: (2Sa 3:28; Pr 23:29-35; Isa 5:11; 28:7; Eph 5:18)

Drunkenness (3632) (oinophlugia from oinos = wine + phluo = to bubble up, to overflow) means literally to be bubbling over with wine! What a picture of a drunken orgy and debauchery!

Vincent notes that this word is used...Only here in New Testament. The kindred verb occurs in the Septuagint, Deut. 21:20; Isa. 56:12. From oinos, wine, and phleo or phluo, to teem with abundance; thence to boil over or bubble up, overflow. It is the excessive, insatiate desire for drink, from which comes the use of the word for the indulgence of the desire — debauch. So Rev., wine-bibbings.

Carousing (2970) (komos) originally referred to a band of friends who accompanied a victor in a military engagement or athletic contest on his way home, singing with rejoicing and praises to the victor. But the word "degenerated:" until it came to mean "carousal" or a noisy, nocturnal and riotous procession of half drunken revelers and frolicsome fellows who after supper paraded through the streets at night with torches and music in honor of Bacchus or some other deity, singing and playing before houses of male and female friends (and causing a major public disturbance). Hence komos generally refers to feasts and drinking parties that are protracted till late at night and indulge in revelry.
describes the kind of revelry which lowers a man’s self and is a nuisance to others...A komos was a band of friends who accompanied a victor of the games after his victory. They danced and laughed and sang his praises. It also described the bands of the devotees of Bacchus, god of wine. It describes what in regency England would have been called a rout. It means unrestrained revelry, enjoyment that has degenerated into license. (Barclay, W: The Daily Study Bible Series, Rev. ed. Philadelphia: The Westminster Press)

DRINKING PARTIES AND ABOMINABLE IDOLATRIES: potois kai athemitois eidololatriais: (Gal 5:21) (1Ki 21:26; 2Chr 15:8; Isa 65:4; Jer 16:18; Rev 17:4,5)
Drinking parties (4224) (potos from pino = to drink) drinking especially bouts of drinking.
Abominable (111) (athemitos from a = negative + themis = statute, an adjective from themis = law) is literally contrary to statute, and thus illegal or unlawful. It describes that which is forbidden.
Vincent writes...More literally, unlawful, emphasizing the idolatries as violations of divine law.Athemitos is used in the Apocryphal book of 2 Maccabees to describe unlawful sacrifices.
Luke records the only other NT use of athemitos by the Apostle Peter in Acts 10:28
And he (Peter is speaking and is the one who uses athemitos) said to them, "You yourselves know how unlawful (athemitos) it is for a man who is a Jew to associate with a foreigner or to visit him; and yet God has shown me that I should not call any man unholy or unclean.
Since idolatries were not forbidden by Gentile laws, Peter has to be referring to the fact that they were "unlawful" and "abominable" before a Holy God. Going beyond the inner sense of what was proper, their idolatries led to evils that tended to make men shudder. Their past associations with such idolatries should motivate them assiduously and unswervingly to adhere to their new life (armed for the same purpose verse 1) in Christ with its demands (1Pe 1:15) and provision (Ro 8:13) for moral purity.

Idolatries (1495) (eidololatreia from eidolon [from eídos = that which is seen, what is visible, figure, appearance] idol, some sort of physical representation of a deity, image + latreia = service, worship <> latreuo = minister, render religious service) means idol worship and is the pagan (Gentile) counterpart (and opposite of) Jewish latreia (worship). This pagan practice involved the worship of many gods and took various forms in which devotion to the idols was expressed. Idolatry in the first century was far worse than simple idol worship. Idol worship encouraged as part of its exercise not only drunkenness but also sensuality, sexual laxity and sexual vice.

1 Peter 4:4 In all this, they are surprised that you do not run with them into the same excesses of dissipation, and they malign you (NASB: Lockman)
Amplified: They are astonished and think it very queer that you do not now run hand in hand with them in the same excesses of dissipation, and they abuse [you]. (Amplified Bible - Lockman)
KJV: Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you
NET: So they are astonished when you do not rush with them into the same flood of wickedness, and they vilify you. (
NET Bible)
Young's Literal: in which they think it strange -- your not running with them to the same excess of dissoluteness, speaking evil

AND IN ALL THIS (this manner of life), THEY ARE SURPRISED: en o xenizontai
Spurgeon said: You set your heart aflame with the Word of God and man shall come and watch you burn.

The idea is that I have always loved those little guys and girls a lot over the years.

Charles and Charity love Children


What would be nice is to be smart enough to know what God knows in this matter. If we follow Biblical principles, we might not be able to vote for anyone. So are we to vote then? Apply principles of who is a Christians is and we might come to the conclusion that none of them are. So does the Bible tell us that we are to vote for a President anyway? Are we to render to Caesar what is Caesar and what is God render to God?
Joseph Caryl 1602-1673 taught on the book of Job 24 years. These sermons take up 12 volumes, but they total 8000 pages.
Is America a Christian nation?  Would God want a Christian man in the White House?  We do not have a Christian nation, and a Christian President who would govern with Christian Biblical principles would not accomplish those principles.    The Supreme Court would and has overruled many Biblical principles already. 
A few Biblical principles to be put forth by a Biblical Christian President
Sunday would be the Lord’s Day and all activities would have to be scaled back so that all people would attend a Bible Believing, Gospel Preaching, Christ centered, Holy Spirit filling Church. (Amen by the way)
All people would have to give 10% to the Lord’s work. And the other 90% be used for the glory of the Lord.
There could be no divorce, no lying, no cheating, no fooling around by anyone.
All people would have to live by Romans 12:9-21.
There will be no more abortions.
There will be no acts of homosexuality.
There will be prayer at the start of every event by a Christian believer in the government. 
There will be no separation of Church and State, they all will be one.
The Bible would have to be the center of all decisions, with a good theological theologian giving the right interpretation.
Any act or action or decision that is not found to be Biblical would have to be judged by the Supreme Court of Jesus Christ.
The system of any government, nation, state or city, must apply to right principles and not based on lies.
So November comes and Trump vs. Clinton are the choice!   Is there a right in please.  But I would vote for Trump before Clinton. 
A false religious teacher is more dangerous to the soul of men eternally  than a President who is not a Christian. 

Union Mills Bakery Conferctionery 2016


Events February 21, 2016 Family

Pauline Lemaster daughters, Plus Debbie, Carrie, and Brenda

NASCAR Jeff Gordon


Mom In The Kitchen

We are not a Biblical Christian nation at all.  My mother was in the kitchen most of her  marriage life.  My wife has been in the kitchen most of her marriage life. My Mom did not have a secular job when she was married to my Dad.  My wife did not have a secular job while we were in Kansas. 

But when the Governor of Ohio said "40 years ago, women came out of the kitchen". He was correct forty years ago.  But they nailed him for saying that.

I remember preaching from Ephesians where Paul said that the wife should say in the home with the children.  Of course most wives and mom would love that. 

Charity has worked in the secular world since she was a teen.  A brief time while we were in Kansas, and then worked outside the home every sense. 

But there was a time that women were expected to be at home. 

The Compliment That Insults a Pastor

By Joe McKeever

“How we treat the preacher, God takes personally.”
A few paragraphs from my journal of Tuesday, March 30, 1993. I had been at that church two and a half years …
At 2 p.m., I had a visitor. A former church member who will go unnamed here wanted to apologize for his being so critical of me in my first year. Couldn’t identify why he was, except a certain resistance to authority.
I forgave him. The pain is that he is a minister of sorts, someone I had a lot of confidence in and did not know he was doing this. He said, “I hear from people in the last month that you have changed.” Why am I offended by that? I said, “I haven’t. I’m the same person I was then.” Which is true. 
Reminds me of the pain in (my last church) when people would write and say, “We love you now, but for your first year here, we hated your guts. You were in our pastor’s pulpit.” (The previous pastor had stayed only three years and had left for another church before they were ready.) And these would be dear people whom I had valued. They got it off their chest and left me bleeding. 
Anyway, I’m making a real effort to leave it with the Father and to go forward. (end of journal)

Pastors know this feeling all too well …
My Notes: Charles:  I didn’t write the above at all. But in my four churches that I have pastored and the number of churches where I was a preacher in that church I certainly can relate to this for sure.
This last church where I am not the pastor has been the worst.  While I have been the pastor now for 7.5 years, and enjoy the ministry, it has been hurtful to see members really tear into me as a preacher.
Someone will think they are giving you a compliment by saying, “Your preaching has been so good … lately.” Or, “I was telling someone the other day, you are a far better preacher than when you first came here.”
Those kind of compliments are better left unspoken. What they do is stick a knife in the heart of the preacher. What they are are digs and jabs over his perceived failures previously. What they accomplish is to ease the conscience of the speaker while adding more burdens to the preacher.
Why do some people think they need to confess a sin they harbored in their hearts but shared with no one? I do not need to know that someone disliked me “then,” and thinks I’m worthier “now.” (Note: The usual formula is that the confession should be as public as the sin. So, if my transgression was only “in my heart,” then the confession may be limited to the Lord in private. Imagine the fallout if a man confesses to a woman that he had harbored lustful thoughts of her! Horrors!)
One wonders how church members came to see their job as issuing progress reports on the preacher’s pulpit abilities. “He’s better.” “He’s the same.” “He’s worse.”
Show me that in the Scriptures.
I suspect the answer has to do with the Reformation when the pulpit ministry became central to worship. Previously, the Eucharist (the Lord’s Supper) occupied center place in worship, as it still does in Catholic and more liturgical churches. But Protestant churches—even down to their architecture—are centered on “the preaching of the cross.”
From there, I suppose it’s a short leap to the flock deciding some preachers are better at this sermon delivery thing than others. Doubtless, even in the 16th century, after Martin Luther’s followers had multiplied and preaching became more prominent, people must have gravitated to the churches with the best preachers.
So, maybe I’m railing against something as permanent and fixed as the rising of the sun in the east. But it’s still worth saying.
Let us pray for the pastor and …
—let us keep our critical opinions to ourselves, or give them to the Father in prayer. (If the sermons are truly disasters, every church should have a small team of leaders who are able to work with the pastor on this or any other problem. Church members do not take this upon themselves.)
—give thanks to the Lord for every good thing God does through our pastor.
—ask the Father to attend to his daily schedule since conflicts rise from every side, and daily the Lord’s pastor is forced to choose which needs he will meet and which to ignore.
—let us speak well of him to other people. Let us not demand that he be perfect or flawless before earning our commendation. Let us show grace to the pastor by speaking well of him to others.
—let us speak up when someone is unfairly characterizing or criticizing the pastor. Let us not stand idly by when God’s man is being attacked by someone who is clearly out of fellowship with Christ.
What “speaking up” means …
Perhaps we could include a note here on how to “speak up” when we hear someone running down the preacher.  Assuming they are not addressing you, but you overhear the remark, then I suggest you walk over to where they are talking and do nothing. Do absolutely nothing. Just stand there. Button your lip. Say nothing.
Walk up close to them, as near as the talkers are to one another. In silence.
Your silent presence will convict the culprit of his/her wrongdoing more than anything you might say.
If yours is a church where this scenario might well play out—that is, if people criticizing the pastor happens from time to time —then I suggest you rehearse before going into action. Imagine you come upon a small group in the hallway and hear them running the preacher down. Imagine walking over and standing uncomfortably close to them. Imagine saying nothing but just looking at each one, in turn. Imagine standing there in silence as long as it becomes necessary. (The longer the silence, the deeper the conviction will penetrate and the longer it will endure, I promise.)
Do not misunderstand …
I’m not urging anyone to concoct a praise report about the pastor out of thin air. Praise and encouragement should be given only when appropriate. What I am suggesting is that we find ways to encourage the ministers without attaching a barb to the compliment, without using the praise as a bait to sink the hook into the Lord’s man.  How we treat the preacher, God takes personally.  I did not make that up. The Lord takes personally how His spokesmen are treated. It’s straight out of the Scriptures, in two easily remembered passages, Matthew 10 and Luke 10. “He who receives you receives me …” (Matthew 10:40). “He who hears you hears Me; he who rejects you rejects Me, and he who rejects Me rejects Him who sent Me” (Luke 10:16).  Who among us would not like to brag on Jesus? Imagine having the opportunity to tell Him what a great job He’s doing and how much you appreciate Him. It’s far easier than you might think. Go tell the servant Christ sent how you value his ministry. And show him, even.

What Unbelievers Who Come To Church Want The Pastor To Say


People are looking for a place that will make them feel good about themselves in their sinfulness.
They are not looking for a place that can bring peace to their mind about their sinfulness.
Most people are looking for a place that they are made to believe that they are okay and they are going to heaven just like they are.
God loves them just like they are is a false statement.  God does not like us in our sinful state.
If you go on your feelings about your life you are certainly in trouble.
The truth of the matter, those who are Lost, Unbelievers, False Believers, Carnal in their living
do not want to come to a church where the word is been preached.
People come out of guilt, made to by a friend, family.
The fact is when there is no pressure they will not come to hear preaching and teaching of the Word.
God does care about all of His creation, and God's grace is graciously given to all of His creation
but that does not mean
that He loves people in their sinfulness
and their rejection of Him.
Read this clearly:
You might be acting as if you like the Lord
but all the while you are in your heart totally again God.
Preacher I will come to hear you speak for 15 minutes
Preacher I don't like teaching, I like something that is going to make me feel better about my self
that God is going to bring me $$$$$$$$

Valentine's Day Could Be Viewed As The Jesus's Day

I understand that the popular celebration of Saint Valentine’s Day was orchestrated by the greeting card companies.  Flowers, candy, red hearts and romance…..
Valentine’s Day use has made business at Union Mills bakery busy with all the cookies and cakes.  Close to 4,000 cookies have been made this week.
I know the history or some of it by reading the Wikipedia, which you can read if you would like.  Interesting story about the man named Valentine. 
The first time the day became associated with romantic love was in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.   Then in the 18th century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines”) .
Remember from the first grade getting “valentines” for every one in the class.

Oscar Wilde is reported to have observed: “Everything in the world is about sex, except sex.  Sex is about power.”   Which is the same as to say that everything in the world is about power.  And Mr. Wilder was certainly right in his assertion, though he was right in a way he could not have imagined.
The reality is that we live in a world of symbol and sacrament, wherein everything points to something else.
John 4:7-14…
John 4:31-34
Mark 8:11-21
Hardly  are the blind given sight or the lame strength without the Lord perceiving deep spiritual significance in the act.
And when Jesus was on the edge of one of His greatest miracles of all, the raising of Lazarus from the dead, He is still not content to let the miracle merely stand on its own two feet.  But Jesus insists on making that act, too, a symbol of something greater: “I am the resurrection and the life” John 11:25.
Why it is, after all, that Jesus is so adept at teaching in parables, but that He sees life as supremely parabolic?  Were Jesus to respond to Oscar Wilde, we might imagine Him saying: “Obviously everything in the world is about sex, except sex.  Sex is about me.”
JESUS IS ROMANTIC: (If we might use that term in a good sense)
Everything in the world is surly about Jesus: every story in the Bible leads to Jesus, every event significant in proportion to its proximity to the great Event; every holiday, sacred or secular, is holy precisely became it is a day. And certainly romance is included in the scope of everything in the world that is about Jesus Christ the Lord.
Yes I said “romantic” and all that is included under that term belong to that divine lover (Biblical term if I might add)  Can I say that all the red roses, all the red cookies, all the red hearts, in a sense should be in symbol of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Christ is the One whom we should love and give our affection to the most)
All our affection toward Christ as He is the One who not only invites us to Himself, but by His Spirit sovereignly draws His beloved to Himself.
I know it seems to be a little uneasily with us to use the image of Christ as a romantic person. But if you will note we have been well instructed in its companion image of Christ as a husband from Ephesians 5.   Where we are informed of a marriage between us and Christ.  This romantic courtship is biblical if we just drop the worldly view of sex, and romance.  The intimacy that has so been blurred by the world, but in the spiritual sense is just what we as believers should have with Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.
Of course there is the Song of Solomon which is all about sex and romance and in a sense is a few of our true love for the Lord Jesus Christ.
Note if you will the romance of Jesus at the wedding at Cana,  see Jesus acts in a sense of Valentine, when He filled the empty cups with wine.  Some would say that the wine was really not important but only the wedding vows. But we must say that there is nothing secondary with what Jesus did that day.  Everything in the world is about Jesus. 
If we see deep enough, we see that Jesus sees the truth more clearly than anyone, He once again employs again that habit of seeing the world symbolically (a habit learned, no doubt, from the Father), as He perceives in the wedding feast a dim reflection of His own eternal romance.  This romance, will be seen in time with the reality of Jesus death on the cross and the price of our redemption paid for my the wine of the new covenant, His blood.
So maybe if we who are Believers who really love the Lord in a very special way, should see that maybe this event that we all seem to get caught up in, see it as a day that we might remember the romance that our Lord was engaged in when He God became man and lived and died and rose again for our redemption.
Hosea 2:14 “Behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak tenderly to her.” That does sound like a little romance, don’t you think.
And February 14th this year of 2016 does fall on Sunday, and what a wonderful day to show a romance to a lovely Lord Jesus Christ. 

Grandkids February 13, 2016

Eric and Leslie's girl and Kyle and Brittney's girl

Macel Pate Falwell Tells the Real Story of Jerry Fallwell


Macel Pate and Delore Pate played and sang for Dad in the church and on Radio,.

Macel Pate Fallwell said in the video that the church she attended  the pastor had left (that would be my Dad) 

The    real story was that Macel Pate was playing the piano in the church Park Ave Baptist Church in Lyncbhurg VA. where my Dad was the Pastor. Dad left and went to Roaonoke. The church in Lynchburg got another pastor who was not very good. A group of people wanted to start another church. It is my understadning that my Dad was called to help out this group and start another church and they called it Thomas Road Baptist Church. 

History of Everette Whisnant, (Pauline Whisnant too)

February 07 2016 Charity and Charles were in the church at Dad started  with a good group of people and was the first Pastor in 1942 
Ashoboro N.C.
In 1942, with a church membership of 106, Rev. Everette Whisnant was called as the first pastor and the church was given the name of Ward Street Baptist Church. Today the church is called Fayetteville Street Baptist Church.
The church is doing great, and they have a great pastor:
Dad was an evangelist before he was a pastor. He and Johnny Johnes traveled wit hthis tent a number of times, and Dad was still doing this when I was born
Dad was an Tent Evangelist as late as the 1960's.  In this report it was in 1951 when Dad was pastor of the Orange Avenue Baptist Church in Roanoke VA. But he would set up a tent and whole at least two weeks meeting. 
When I was older I loved going to the lumber yard and getting truck loads of shaving for the Tent Meetings.

I like pens just like my Dad

Dad and his hat was a standard in the 40's until he died in 1966
Dad was not only like Tent Meetings, and start Churches but he love the Radio  WLVA  Lynchburg VA

WLVA was Lynchburg's first radio station, signing on for the first time at 7:00 PM on April 21, 1930 on 1230kHz (W Lynchburg, VirginiA). By 1934, WLVA was broadcasting at a power of 100 watts.[2] At a time when many local radio stations were owned by or affiliated with newspapers, WLVA was not; consequently, the station frequently found itself in direct competition with Lynchburg's papers. In 1934, WLVA allied itself with the Washington Herald which was attempting to increase circulation in the Lynchburg area. The Herald's Lynchburg correspondent, Nowlin Puckett, furnished local news on WLVA from August until December 1934.[2] In late 1934, WLVA experimented with rebroadcasting selected programs from station WLW (Cincinnati, Ohio). Most listeners in Lynchburg could not ordinarily receive WLW, but WLVA installed a special high-powered receiver on the outskirts of Lynchburg which it used to tune in WLW and re-broadcast the signal to Lynchburg listeners.[3]   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WLVA

The above churches
Top Right and Left:  Victory Baptist Church in Roanoke Virginia 1955
Middle Church:  Williams Road Baptist Church 1951
Bottom church:  Roanoke Baptist Temple on Airport Road 1962

Dad at Wake Forest Seminary in 1922, he is in this group some where. Dad would have been 17 or 18 years old
My Mom in here 80's. lived 44 years after Dad died.
Dad and Mom they were together for about 26 years in the ministry. Mom as as much apart of the ministry was Dad was.  Dad preached, Mom Played the music.
Too much usually is talked about the Precher, little about his wife, but I can say my wife and my Mom was as much apart of the ministry as Dad or me.
I do not know where this church was
Dad is on the left and Mom is on the Right side
Can not make out the radio station must have been in the 40's.
Always started the program with
"At Calvary"
Dad and Mom was on the National Radio in the 30's thur 1966 when dad died.

I have the photo . 
Macel Falwell before she was a Falwell, but a young lady that was a member of Dad's church in Lynchurg, Va. and her sister, and Mrs. Jim Moon before she was married to Jim. 

Tobacco Radio Network 1942 Everette Whisnant

Tobacco Radio Network was a radio network owned and operated by Capitol Broadcasting Company of Raleigh, North Carolina. Begun in 1942, the network was dedicated to educating and keeping farmers informed of the latest agricultural news, stories, and market standings. With the help of broadcaster Ray Wilkinson, the network went from being broadcast on one North Carolina affiliate to affiliates from Virginia to Florida. In the late 1940s, a sister station was formed called the Tobacco Sports Network, which carried North Carolina collegiate football and basketball. In 1959, the two networks were merged into the Tobacco Network and later that became the Capitol Agribusiness Network. In 1996, all of Capitol Broadcasting's radio networks were restructured and merged into the North Carolina News Network.

Trip to Ashoboro N.C. Ward Street Baptist Church 1942- 1945 to Fayetteville Street Baptist Church

February 07 2016 Charity and Myself (Charles Whisnant) drove to Ashoboro N.C. to visit the church that my father Everette Whisnant was the first pastor of the church in 1942.  It was my understanding by a member of the orginial church that Dad had held Tent Meetings and from that group a church was called into extending. 

This lady Mom and Dad was in the church at Ward Street Baptist Church back in 1942 and she said she remembered her Mom speaking of Everette.  When we told her our name, she said she remembered her Mom saying a lot about "Everette Whisnant."   
There were several others there. After the services another had said she had a photo of her setting on the pew at Ward Street Baptist Church.

The Pastor, Bruce was so friends and was so good to us that Sunday.