Info about Don Porter
Info about Don – I’m honored that you have taken the time to look at my site today. As I look to engage in God’s call on my life through the Pastorate or Christian Education, I am reminded that my motives must be pure. Therefore, anything associated with this search that will result in active participation in His call must be for God’s honor and glory.
Let’s begin by giving God the glory for salvation.
As a child, I was in a home riddled with alcoholism and the domestic atrocities that are a result of the devil’s brew. To make a long story short, my parents were engaged by a local Independent Baptist church in the early ’70s.
Through the chick tract promotion and the importunity of the loving members of that church, my parents were gloriously saved. As you can imagine, the abrupt and noticeable change through the work of the Holy Spirit and the power in the shed blood of Christ changed my home.
Now, as a child, an immediate witness was present and impossible to ignore. Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
Furthermore, I approached my mother and told her I wanted to be saved. She took the Word of God and led me to Christ. I can take you to the very room where Christ took up residence in my life.
Regretfully, I shudder to say that I have not always been faithful, but He has because salvation is 100% a miracle wrought by the unchanging hand of God. Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”
I have been in church since 1972 and have served in many positions:
Song leader, Sunday school teacher, pulpit fill, youth worker, treasurer, Jr. church preacher, distance ed college teacher, school administrator, I/T dept. lead, bus ministry, and others as the Lord gave opportunity.
I am married and we currently have 12 grandchildren in Indiana and Illinois. My wife is a teacher at a local Christian school and has an earned BSECE, A.A.S., and C.D.A. in Early Childhood Education.
Bible – the sole authority for faith and practice
“For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.”
God gets 100% of the glory for providing us with His preserved Word through a miracle we cannot fathom. It should be the desire of every Christian to give God all the deserved accolades.
Our Lord is the designer, builder, and the One Who completes. No man gets credit for God’s Word.
“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Christ’s Ownership of the church – Acts 20:28
Christ’s headship over his church – Colossians 1:18
Christ’s Authority – Matthew 28:18
The Bible is the governing document of the church – Hebrews 4:12, 2 Timothy 3:16,17 & 2 Peter 1:20,21
Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
Email: Donald G. Porter, Jr.
Experienced trainer and teacher committed to facilitating the learning process, utilizing knowledge in curriculum development and instructional technology. Skilled in the following areas:
• Multi-environment teaching
• Classroom management
• Staff education and training
• Continuous quality improvement
• Implementing continuing education
• Lesson building
• Delivering curriculum assessments and implementing time-constrained courses
• Student assessment
• Individual-focused learning and recognizing achievement
• Web page building
Former Interim President of an On-line Bible School 2021-2022
Lab Tech 2018 – 2021
Adult Ed Teacher 2018 – 2020
Adjunct Professor (temp contract) 2013
Indiana Permitted Substitute Teacher 2009
Facilitator/ Teacher 2006-2007
Indiana Permitted Substitute Teacher 2005-2006
Administrator/ Instructor 2001-2002
Staff Trainer 1990-1994
Master of Education 2004
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration 1999
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING & WORKSHOPS