Small Church with a Big Heart

A major church split. The church went from a Sunday School attendance of 100 for the year (including the summer) to 16 by the time our family got there. We made the attendance 20. This was my second pastorate. The church was in a logging/lumber town of 30,000 in Washington State, and the police saidContinue reading “Small Church with a Big Heart”

My First Baptism

I was pastoring my first church in the mountain town of Oakridge, Oregon in the Cascade Mountains. Our small Baptist church did not have a baptistery, so that left finding another wet location. There were rivers and lakes all around, but the one with which I was experienced was icy cold. The Middle Fork ofContinue reading “My First Baptism”