Reflecting on this life, one constant has made it special... my relationship with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. My claim to fame is a “three yes lifestyle.”
I said yes to the gospel message...
And they said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you shall be saved, you and (everyone in) your household (who also believes)."
I said yes to the daily study of God's Word...
...but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
I said yes to the use of my spiritual gift...the gift of Pastor-Teacher.
And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ...
Promotion to the office of Pastor-Teacher was granted by my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 13, 2008 in Tucson, Arizona.
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt (promote) you at the proper time...
The ordination was performed by my lifelong friend Pastor John Farley.
I have passed written and oral examination, both publicly and privately, for the privilege of serving my Lord in the capacity of Pastor- Teacher. My aim is to live a fourth “yes.” I say yes to accurately reflecting, through my teaching, the unconditional love, the Person, the essence, the thinking, and the work of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by teaching the Word of God to the hearers God provides.