In September 2003 I became pastor of Detroit First, located in suburban Detroit. I served as pastor of this church for a little over 8 years. Today it is known as the Hilltop Church of the Nazarene. This was my last pastorate. I had been working for the denomination for a few years and this is where I re-entered pastoral ministry. All of my…Read More
My Fourth Pastorate Huntington Indiana
I We moved back to Indiana in 1993. Huntington Indiana is located approximately twenty-three miles southwest of Fort Wayne, IN. This was a pastorate that was as fulfilling as any of my pastorates. Looking back on this historic church we possess nothing but fond memories. My great grandmother Latimer was converted in Paulding Ohio in 1918-1919. The Rev. R.L. and Pearl Rich were the founding pastors in Paulding, they moved…Read More
You can find yourself in some strange places.
Susanne and I are spending the better part of this week at the Pfister hotel in Milwaukee for the District Superintendents leadership conference. This leadership development conference is for D.S.’s in Canada and the United States. There will be 70 of us and our spouses as well as resource people from our denomination, and special speakers and guests as well. Two things stuck me as we prepared to make the…Read More
I am Back!!! Some reflections on a Birthday
I have taken a break from writing my blog. It was a sabbatical from writing, a hiatus and time-out. For the last few weeks I have come to realize how much I missed my blogging. So when does one take up the pen or keyboard again? How about on your Birthday? Seems as good of time as any. So here goes… At the beginning of the year I set some goals…Read More