Ministry is never failure.

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In 1998, Skipper and Alicia bought the [church] building, feeling led to make a Christian school in the area. They took time and money and renovated the front half with classrooms, restrooms, and a kitchen area.
I remember stopping by many times and visiting with them.
I felt drawn to the place! Continue reading

Yesterday, today, and tomorrow!

yesterdayThe building where CrossRoads is located is an old skating rink. It’s 100 feet long and 50 feet wide, more or less.

The land on which it sits was once the sight of Holy Ghost filled tent revivals. My wife, Linda, lived within shouting distance of the location and still recalls hearing the singing, preaching, and praising. Continue reading

Where is your name written?

book of lifeSomething I’ve noticed is how many have their name on a church roll somewhere and never attend church.
In one church the membership numbered 168 but the actual number that came to service was more like 40.
Another church had almost an identical statistic. Continue reading

Anoint my eyes that I may see!

eye salveWhen I left Macedonia Baptist, I had no place to go; no other church had called me to pastor. So Linda and I returned to our home church but I wasn’t the same as I was 6 years earlier. Continue reading

The Permissive Pastor

kirbyvilleWhile I was attending JBC I was often sent to churches to preach. Many of these trips were to just fill-in and a few were in view of a call.
However I never was called to be a pastor at any of them. Continue reading

A Foundation of Knowledge

bible studySchooling sets a foundation for a lifetime of learning. Imagine if no one ever searched for deeper answers; if everyone just accepted that what we have now is all there is.
Then the world would still be using campfires for warmth and living in thatched huts or caves. Continue reading

Study skills


Ministerial Alliance with Lanny, Jim, and myself.

Ministerial Alliance with Lanny, Jim, and myself.

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Tim 2:15

I studied at Jacksonville Baptist College from Spring of 1977 and graduated in May 1979. It was some of the most memorable years of my life.
I was able to study in my preferred field of interest – Bible. Of course I also had to dabble in history, science, and math. Continue reading

The Fleece

jbc1CB radio became really popular in the mid-70’s. When I moved to San Augustine County and we got a telephone, it was a 10 party line. We heard 5 rings at our house. Our ring was 3 short rings.
Every time you’d get a call about a half-dozen other people would pick up to listen in; Continue reading