Testimonial: I was saved in 1979 at the age of 30, while in the Navy. I was called to preach the Word in 1984 and started working and studying under various institutions such as Northeast Bible College, Trinity Seminary, and Liberty University. I have always considered the call to be a BiVocational pastor along the lines of Paul, who, through the pages of Scripture, the Lord has used to mentor me. I am trained as a Physician Assistant, and a Hospital Administrator, and retired from clinical practice. I have been a pastor for the past 22 years, and have a deep desire to minister to the Saints and equip them for service. I believe the depth of Scripture is the ultimate destination of teaching us how to love like Christ. I believe it is the glue that unites families and fellowships. It is the absolute essential for a strong marriage, and causes us to humbly come to the throne of grace for daily sustenance. I believe in the daily practice of quiet time with the Word, and in prayer, and that prayer in faith, is the source of our strength in Christ, as it opens the line of communication between the Holy Spirit and our hearts.
Scripture that constantly knocks on the door of my heart, offering encouragement, strength, patience and endurance is this:
"So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord, or ashamed of me his prisoner. But join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God, who has saved us and called us to a holy life - not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. And of this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher. That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet I am not ashamed, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day." 2 Timothy 1:8-12