My Final Lap as Pastor

On Sunday evening, May 26, 2018, I announced to our church that I had finished my fortieth year of ministry. All those years of ministry have been here at Cleveland Baptist Church. That night I also shared with the congregation something that I had spoken to our deacons about a couple of months prior. I […]

Proud to Be an Independent Baptist!

Last month I attended the Ohio Independent Baptist Preacher’s Fellowship in Delaware, Ohio. I had the privilege of being one of the preachers at this meeting. It was attended by approximately ninety preachers or full-time ministry workers from across Ohio, as well as few from Kentucky. In addition, there were another 150 or so lay […]

Reflecting on Life

On November 26, 2017, I turned 60 years old which means I completed six decades of life and now embark on my seventh. In Ecclesiastes 12:1, we are told to “remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth.” I am thankful that for 54 of my 60 years, I have been a born-again […]

The Importance of Spending Time with God

If I asked you a question about your own devotional life, would you be uncomfortable? Some Christians spend little—if any—time with the Lord on a daily basis. There are those that think that if they read The Daily Bread or a verse or two out of the Bible and then perhaps whisper a short prayer, […]