Devotion to the study of God’s Word

March 2, 2011

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The book of Acts speaks of the early Church in Jerusalem holding fast to some vital areas of ministry:  “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”   These are areas that we cannot let go of even 2,000 years later.   Allow me to key in on just one of these.  The teaching of God’s Word is absolutely fundamental to the growth of true Disciples of Christ.  I have been asked the question on numerous occasions, “Why do you teach so much?”  The answer is simple, “We can’t do without it!”  We cannot grow to maturity without being fed constantly from the “sincere milk of the Word.”  Look at all the opportunities we have to study the Bible together:  Sunday Morning Bible Study – Most of our classes are currently going through books of the Bible (from Psalm 23 to the Prison Epistles of Paul.)  Sunday Evenings we are “surveying” the entire Bible (from Genesis to Revelation.)  On Wednesday Nights we are beginning a study on the Minor Prophets.  Let me encourage anyone that can, “Please come and devote yourself – with us – to ‘the apostles teaching’”!

About Pastor

My Family: My wife and I have been married for 30 years (wow! that's hard to believe.) We have four wonderful children and EIGHT perfect grandchildren!! Education: I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Pastoral Theology from Tennessee Temple University. After serving Bethel Baptist Church in Ontario, Canada as Youth Pastor and South Buncombe Baptist in Asheville, NC as Associate Pastor, we moved to Wake Forest, NC where I attended Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 1995, I received my Master of Divinity degree (with languages.) From 1999-2001, I attended Southern Baptist Theological Seminary pursuing my Doctor of Ministry degree in Expository Preaching. Ministry: I have had the privilege of pastoring three wonderful congregations (Montwood Baptist 1993-1997; Union Baptist 1997-2002; and, South Fork Baptist 2010-present.) In 2010, God brought a very special group of people into my life. South Fork has become much more than a ministry to my family - it has become our home. If you are looking for a Church to call home, you will not find a better group of people than the family that makes up South Fork.

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