Monthly Letters

  It has been a wonderful few weeks as we saw the birthing of two churches. Mid-April was the birthing of Gethsemane Baptist Church reproduced by Open Door Baptist Church in Lima, OH. We have just finished assisting Pastor Rick Perrine and the Ripley Baptist Church in Ripley, WV, as they reproduced the church in Petersburg, WV, in spite of Bro. Rowland...

  I have waited a few days into May to write my letter because I had an appointment with the oncologist May 5, and I thought I may have some news to pass along regarding my health situation.  We learned little regarding the condition in the lungs, but they are going to send me to a Chest Review Study to see...

  The month has flown by again. There have been many blessings from God to share. Last month we shared the blessing of being with the Midwest Bible Baptist Church in Rochester, MN. They were preparing to distribute 5000 invitations to the services on Easter. Folks from the church labored for many hours to make those distributions. Easter Sunday, the Lord...

Thousands of John and Roman booklets, invitations, and tracts have gone out into the community of Wapakoneta OH announcing the good news of the gospel and the start of a new church. The Get Acquainted Meetings for Gethsemane Baptist Church will be held this Sunday, April 10 through Thursday, April 14. The reproducing church is Open Door Baptist in Lima,...

We are now working on eight church plants that are scheduled to start between April and November of this year. Two will take place this spring with one in Wapakoneta, OH, April 10-14, and the other in Petersburg, WV, May 8-12. Please pray for the many details that go into these church plants such as printing deadlines, facility construction, coordination...

Please forgive me for not getting a prayer letter out the first of February. I must say, this is the first time I can remember this happening for many years. We have been traveling for over a month now and around the first of February, I was preaching each night and not doing well with a new medication the oncologist...

Feb 2008 we moved to Barrie, Ontario Canada to begin a full-time ministry with Baptist Church Planting Ministry. We began working with church plants and building projects while raising support in churches close to those locations. No doubt this was a huge leap of faith for us as a family. Our ministry began with responsibilities as "Canadian Church Plant Coordinator"...

Late in January, a group of pastors met at the Rockford Baptist Church in Rockford, MN, for some preaching and to spend some time in prayer for the State of Minnesota. These men were asking God for His leadership in reaching out from our churches to plant new churches and to help the people of their churches to grow in...

The year is already well on the way. We have been so blessed by God's goodness to us. We have had so many opportunities to serve churches in a building capacity. It seems lately so many we are having difficulty juggling the timing of them all. Whenever we have a building project at a church there are many factors that...