Senior Level Christian Educator and Pastoral Candidate
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 (KJV) 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 11 grandchildren in Indiana and North Dakota. My wife is a teacher at a local Christian school. She has an earned BSECE, A.A.S., and C.D.A. in Early Childhood Education.
In addition, to round out this short intro, I will list my basic Baptist stance. There’s no need to get long and wordy, at this point. Our spirits will bear witness to each other and a natural fellowship will ensue. Please, I will not discuss anything Calvinistic or TULIP-related. I reject that teaching and will be glad to discuss items of Truth.
Bible – the sole authority for faith and practice (KJV)
Autonomy or independence of the local church
The priesthood of all believers
Individual soul liberty and responsibility
Separation of Church & State
Believer’s Baptism by immersion
Lord’s Supper (close or closed, I’d have to hear from the local church. However, open communion isn’t an option)
Saved, baptized, and serving members (God’s basic will for our lives)
Points of inflexibility:
Christ’s ownership of the church – Acts 20:28
Christ’s headship over his church – Colossians 1:18
The Bible as the governing document of the church
SEEKING SECONDARY/ POST-SECONDARY TEACHING/ ADJUNCT POSITION
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
Lab Tech 2018 – current
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