A Biblical Pattern for a Reformed and Puritan Ministry
A General Statement: The Christian ministry is a sacred office and calling that is ordained by the Lord Jesus Christ for the salvation of the lost, the spiritual edification of believers, the reformation of the church, and the advance of Christ’s name and glory in the world. Sadly today the church has been corrupted and overrun by false teachers who pervert the Gospel as well as false guides who compromise the Word of God to a sinful generation. In fact, the same pattern of spiritual ignorance, fraud, deceit, and corruption that has been in the establishment class in American politics and the fake news media is often reproduced today in Evangelical and Reformed denominations. Most Christians sadly don’t know how corrupt their denominations are, just as most Americans don’t know how corrupt Liberal and establishment politicians really are. They are deceived. As a result of false doctrine and this widespread pattern of corruption, Evangelical and Reformed churches today have many pastors and church officers who are unqualified and unsound in their doctrine, and even unsaved; and so many of them do not come up to the Biblical qualifications for ministry that Christ intends for the blessing and sanctification of His church and people. And so Christ’s church and people alike suffer great spiritual harm as a result; spiritual diseases, personal frustration, stress in life, lack of assurance of God’s saving love, difficulties in marriage, broken families, disobedient and unbelieving children, and a lack of hope for the future. While all of these problems are caused by sin, they are aggravated by false guides and bad preaching. When ministers are ignorant of the Word of God and sound doctrine, or do not have the courage, devotion, or godly character necessary for the ministry, either in their life, their worship, or their preaching and teaching of the Word of God, believers suffer greater sin, misery, and hardship in life, and the church is headed further on the spiritual downgrade toward apostasy. It is for this reason that the church today needs repentance and reformation as well as faithful preachers and reformers who will speak the truth in love without compromising the Word of God. Christ’s church and people deserve to be told the truth of the Gospel, and not lies nor fake news. It is essential for a believer’s growth and sanctification, and for the blessing of their family, to be told the truth, and therefore to hear the faithful preaching and teaching of the Word of God. Sadly today, because of the widespread influence of false teachers in the church, most Christians are not able to discern the truth of God from a false Gospel of cheap grace that is ruinous to their lives and families. They are awash in false doctrine, a spirit and a lifestyle of worldliness, and a resistance to godliness that poisons their life, their marriages, and their families. And they are sadly unwilling to admit the problem. This is no different though with the saints of old described throughout Scripture.
*In Hos.4:6 the Lord says, “My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge.”
*In Jer.5:31 the Lord says, “The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means, and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?”
*In Mt.7:13-16 Jesus warned the disciples saying, “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits.”
*In Mt.15:14 Jesus also says, “The blind will lead the blind, and they will both fall into the ditch.”
*In Col.2:8-10 the apostle Paul warned the church of false doctrine saying, “Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.
The Bible is full of warnings against false doctrine as well as false teachers who deceive. Sadly there are many Christians today who unwittingly allow themselves to be deceived by false doctrine and sinful practices that have a corrupting influence on their lives and their families.
The worst thing in a believer’s life is therefore to be listening to and following a false teacher or a false guide who will lead them away from the truth of God by lying, deceiving, or in any way compromising the Word of God in order to please them or flatter them.
*John Calvin writes, “The greater part of the world ever seeks to be deceived by false religion and to seek an easy path to heaven. People are ever willing to reject the cross and to make light of God’s truth, and so are easily enticed by flatterers and false prophets. To keep the foolish and unstable from such a snare, it is the duty of faithful pastors to defend the Gospel against false teachers, and to expose their lies and hypocrisy.”
*David Dickson said, “False teachers either preach false doctrine or true doctrine in a corrupt manner and for sinful ends; by whom the Lord’s people are in no small danger to be led away from the narrow way and the power of godliness to the broad way of false doctrine and religious hypocrisy. Therefore beware of them.”
My goal therefore in ministry is very simple, but comprehensive. I speak the truth in love, even at the cost of poverty and persecution. As a Puritan and Reformed preacher, I am ultimately committed to obeying Christ and being faithful to His word. I preach and teach the whole counsel of God without compromise, pointing others to Jesus Christ, to His divine glory as the Son of God and the Savior of the world, and His infallible word as the only rule and guide of life and happiness, grace and salvation; and that alone by which we are able to know God, love God, serve God, and enjoy God.
*In 2 Cor.4:2 Paul says, “We have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.”
A Personal Testimony: I was born and raised in a Christian family, the youngest of six children, and an identical twin of my brother Eric. I grew up attending a fundamentalist Pentecostal church, of which my mother was secretary to the pastor. I professed the Christian faith and memorized Scripture from childhood. I listened every day growing up to the preaching of John MacArthur before school as well as several other ministers. I was converted to Jesus Christ during high school. I was an avid athlete and naturally gifted leader growing up, often elected class president and made captain of the football team. I coached high school football for several years and played college football briefly. I met my wife Lori in high school, and fell in love with her, and won her over to Christ my senior year. She told me she wanted to get married and have 10 children. And 25 years later, God in fact has given us 10 children. Praise the Lord. We also had two who died from miscarriage. So, actually that makes 12. She had no idea I was going to be a reformed pastor. I studied, and also majored in college at U.C. Berkeley: history, political philosophy, political economics, and historical theology. There at Berkeley I was also an evangelist on the campus. I was often thrown out of classes and off campus for my preaching and defense of the faith, while Liberal activists were allowed to freely promote their lies and propaganda. During my years of College, Eric and I studied Church history in great depth, especially Augustine, the Reformers, and the Puritans. My thesis was on “The Reformed Doctrine of the Glory of Jesus Christ.” Eric’s thesis was on “The Reformed Doctrine of the Covenant.” By the time I completed college, I was a thorough going Reformed Christian devoted to the Puritans and the Reformed Confessions. I married Lori my high-school sweetheart, my best friend and the love of my life after a 5-year engagement. And then we quickly headed to Westminster Theological Seminary in Escondido. The four years I spent at Westminster were somewhat of a disappointment, other than studying the Puritans with Joey Pipa, and theology and apologetics with John Frame. Westminster, like many other Reformed Seminaries, was not interested at all in the Reformers, nor the Puritans, and certainly not in the business of making preachers after their pattern. Sadly, they are still not to this day. We did gain a number of meaningful friendships along the way. And Lori and I had our first 2 children while at Seminary. While studying at Seminary I worked full time as a night manager of a luxurious retirement home ministering to the elderly, supervising nurses at times, and acting as a security guard. After Seminary, Lori and I returned to our home town, and together with Eric, planted Emmanuel Grace, an Independent Presbyterian and Reformed Church devoted to strong Biblical preaching, the Reformed Confessions, and a devotion to discipling fellow Christians and building up godly Christian families. Anyone who knows California at all knows how Liberal and ungodly the state is; and sadly the church is not much different. The name Emmanuel Grace is taken of course from Jesus title in Mt.1, He is Emmanuel, God with us. The name was also used by the great Elizabethan Puritan academy started by Laurence Chaderton – Emmanuel College, which became among the 17th century English Puritans. These are my spiritual roots and where my doctrine and conviction primarily comes from. In the midst of 30 years of ministry, preaching and teaching the Word of God, counseling Christian families, defending the faith, and enduring trials and persecution, Lori and I have been blessed with 10 wonderful children, who are all home-schooled, and we have been richly blessed by God with great joy and happiness in our marriage and family. Without a doubt, my wife and my children are a significant part of the joy and inspiration of my preaching and teaching. But it is all of grace, all of Christ’s work in me, and all to the glory of God. 1 Cor.15:10. “By the grace of God, I am what I am.”
A Pastoral Commitment: As a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ I have devoted myself to several roles and offices in the ministry, other than being a devoted husband, a father of 10 children, and a sinner saved by grace. These are pastoral resolutions derived from studying and learning to apply Scripture as well as various books on Pastoral Theology including, John Chrysostom’s On the Pastoral Office, Gregory the Great’s Pastoral Rule, John Calvin’s Sermons on the Pastoral Epistles, and Charles Bridges’ The Christian Ministry. I believe every minister of the Gospel should devote themselves to each of these resolutions, though we may become proficient in just a few depending on God’s grace and our own obedience, prayer, repentance, self-denial, spiritual growth, and personal resolve. Each of these are modeled and exemplified with perfection in the Lord Jesus Christ and recorded for us in the Gospels. He is the perfect embodiment of pastoral leadership, prophetic ministry, the fullness of truth and sound doctrine being the mediator of the New Covenant and the Prophet, Priest, and King of His Church and people.
1. Pastoral Resolution: I am a worship leader. I convene public worship services on the Lord’s Day, morning and evening, in order for believers to worship and glorify God in praise, thanksgiving, prayer, the reading of Scripture, the preaching and teaching of the Word of God, and the faithful administration of the Sacraments. This is the fundamental duty of the pastor, to live for God’s glory in worship on the Lord’s Day, as well as in private and family worship every day, morning and evening. Pastors are to be examples to the flock in living for God’s glory by a life of worship. Exo.29:38-39; Psalm 92:1-2; Jn.4:23-24; 1 Cor.10:31; Eph.3:20-21; Rev.4-5.
*John Preston said, “Worshiping God, which is our first and best duty, ought to be our first and best desire; for it is certainly our greatest treasure and blessing.”
*Matthew Henry said, “The most profitable, the most beneficial, and the most valuable and sanctifying activity for us to be engaged in, for the blessing and happiness of our lives, and for the furtherance of Christ’s name and glory, is the public and private worship of God.”
2. Pastoral Resolution: I am a preacher of the Gospel. Every pastor is called to be a preacher; to expound the Word of God in sermons, and to reprove, rebuke, and exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine. The primary means of grace, the bulwark of the church, the strength of the Christian life, as well as the source of true godliness and reformation comes through the faithful expository preaching of the Holy Scriptures. To that end, I preach the Gospel and expound Scripture for the edification of the saints every Lord’s Day in the morning and in the evening. And I have done so for 25 years without break or vacation. Isa.61:1-3; Mal.2:7; Mt.4:23; Acts 20:32; Rom.10:14-17; 2 Tim.2:15, 4:1-5.
*Matthew Henry said, “God’s design for instructing His people and reforming them by His word is through the faithful preaching of the Gospel. Preaching is the ordinary means of grace and salvation by which sinners are transformed into saints, and saints are built up in the faith and carried on their way to Christ in glory.”
3. Pastoral Resolution: I am a teacher of the Word of God and sound doctrine. This is also an essential work of the pastor. The church and the Christian life are together built on sound doctrine. To that end, I live and serve Christ to teach. My teaching is not only done through sermons, but also through afternoon Bible study lectures on the Lord’s Day, as well as daily High School, College, and Seminary level classes. I teach the Bible and Catechism to children as well as advanced level courses in Biblical Exposition, Old and New Testament Survey, Systematic Theology, the Reformed Confessions, Church History, Apologetics, Political Philosophy, and many other subjects. For that reason, I gladly and confidently welcome the title of pastor-theologian. The church needs reformed theologians who hold faithfully to the Reformed Confessions and that do not compromise the truth of God with the prevailing winds of false doctrine in the church today. Prov.9:9; Isa.28:9-10; Mt.4:23; John 8:31-32; Eph.4:11-16; 2 Tim.1:13-14, 3:16-17; Titus 1:9.
*John Calvin said, “Those who do away with Christian doctrine are the worst enemies of Christ and Christian living; for there is no following Christ and pleasing God apart from sound doctrine.”
*Thomas Hooker said, “The formulating of sound Christian doctrine, as well as that of Creeds and Confessions of Faith that are consonant with Scripture, is essential to the well-being of the Church, and to the godly instruction of Christians. We must learn the pattern of sound doctrine in order to follow Christ along the path of true godliness and virtue.”
4. Pastoral Resolution: I am a pastor and shepherd of the flock. It is the duty of ministers to shepherd God’s people like a flock, as Christ does with a rod and a staff. To that end, for the growth and sanctification of believers, I visit the sick, clothe and feed the homeless, strengthen the weak, comfort the downcast, pray for and bless the children, as well as reprove, rebuke and exhort those in error with all long-suffering and doctrine. My goal in all of this is to direct the saints to the fountain of peace and comfort that is in Jesus Christ and His saving love. I also guard the saints against wolves and predators (false teachers) that prey on the church by false doctrine and covetous practices. One of the most important ways I pastor is by preaching at times devotional and inspirational sermons that emphasize the love of God for His people. I also serve the Lord’s Supper every Lord’s Day evening, as commanded by Christ in His word; and so I conclude every Lord’s Day by pointing the saints to Jesus Christ, His all redeeming love, the fountain of all grace and blessing. Psalm 23; Jer.23:1-6; Mt.20:25-28, 23:1-39; Acts 20:28; 1 Cor.11:17-34; Eph.4:11; 1 Thess.2:1-12, 5:11-28; 1 Pet.5:1-11.
*Thomas Brooks said, “Jesus Christ is the Chief shepherd of the sheep, the Head of His church, the Lord and Savior of His people, as well as the light and life of men. As such, He holds Himself all the offices of Pastor, Teacher, Prophet, Priest, and King, and all others; and He holds them in perfection with all truth, grace, and virtue. The design of the ministry is therefore to imitate Him, to preach Him, and to point others to Him, that He may be glorified.”
5. Pastoral Resolution: I am a reformer. One of the primary goals of the pastoral ministry is to promote reformation in the church and its worship, in its preaching and doctrine, in the lives and families of believers, as well as in government and society. Sadly today, the work of reformation is despised by modern churches and denominations, as well as most modern pastors and Christian leaders. Instead of repenting of sin and disobedience to God, and learning to take up the cross of Jesus Christ, many pastors today compromise the Word of God, they tolerate patterns sin and idolatry in the church, and they flatter people to gain advantage over them. They do this for the sake of filthy lucre. I have no interest in being a part of such rebellion against God, the profaning of the Lord’s Day, the promotion of idolatry and false doctrine, or the flattering of ungodliness in the church or in Christian leaders today. Too many pastors and church leaders today are sinful, profane, and ungodly; and as such, they are a blot on the name of Jesus Christ. Lev.26; Prov.6:23; Jer.10; Mt.21:12-13; Col.1:28; 1 Tim.5:20; 2 Tim.3:16-17, 4:1-5; Heb.12:5-11; Rev.3:19-20.
*William Tyndale said, “A sincere love for Christ and the truth always leads to the pursuit of reformation.”
*Thomas Manton said, “All reformations begin with the faithful preaching of the Gospel and sound doctrine.”
*Matthew Henry said “God’s design for instructing His people and reforming them by His word is through the faithful preaching of the Gospel.”
*John Wycliffe said, “The pastoral office must be amended and reformed by the word of Christ or nothing else in the Church or in its members can or ever will be.”
*John Knox said, “For the church to be reformed by the word of God, pastors must themselves be reformed and committed to the Word of God in opposition to idolatry, false doctrine, and the foolish whims of misguided people.”
6. Pastoral Resolution: I am a marriage and family counselor. One of my greatest joys as a pastor is to provide Biblical counsel to married couples and their families, to reconcile broken marriages, to heal wounded families, to instruct and encourage Christian parents in godly and Biblical discipleship and schooling practices, to raise their kids for Christ by the nurture and admonition of the Lord, the practicing of daily family worship, overcoming patterns of sin, and encouraging believers in a life of faith and love to Christ. I counsel all sorts of Christians from all over the world from many different Evangelical and Reformed denominations. And while I always speak the truth, I always try to do so in love. Exo.18:19-21; Psalm 1; Prov.11:14, 12:15; Gal.6:1; 1 Thess.5:11-28; 2 Thess.2:16-17; 2 Tim.3:16-17.
*Martin Luther said, “It is the duty of pastors to strengthen and build up Christian families in faith and love, and not to tear them down by false doctrine or being a bad example.”
*Richard Baxter said, “Holy families must be the chief preservers of the interests of true religion in the world.”
*William Gouge said, “Love to God is the first and great commandment of the Law, and it is the first and greatest virtue of a godly home and family.”
*Jonathan Edwards said, “A godly family that follows Christ together in faith and love is a solemn rebuke to a sinful generation and a mighty weapon in the hand of God to bring about spiritual revival.”
*Nicholas Byfield said, “There are four things that are requisite to the good estate of a Christian home: first, the constant practice of personal piety and family worship; secondly, the respect to household discipline, love, and proper submission among members; thirdly, the right order of employment in the mutual labors of the family; and fourthly, hospitality and the showing of love to friends and strangers.”
7. Pastoral Resolution: I am a historian. A large portion of Holy Scripture is history: The Pentateuch, the Historical Books, the Gospels, and the Acts of the Apostles. Luke the evangelist was a historian. A thorough knowledge of Church History is therefore essential for godly Christian leadership and to faithfully preach and teach the Word of God. This is one of my specialties in which I have a wealth of knowledge and reading. Every week for the last 20 years I have been involved in researching and teaching on every era and subject of World and Church History. I teach courses in Old Testament History, New Testament History, Early Church History, Medieval Church History, Reformation History, Modern Church History, as well as every important aspect or individual in history. There is not a subject of history that I am not thoroughly acquainted with and can teach at the Collegiate and Seminary level. Genesis; Ps.22:28, 44:1-3; Isa.46:10-11; Dan.2:21; Luke 1:1-4; Acts 1:1-3; Gal.4:1-4; Heb.1:1-4; Revelation.
*Augustine Marloratus said, “History is the mistress of life and salvation, the theater upon which God records His name and glory among men. And here the efficacy of the gospel and the kingdom of Christ has and proves its proper victory.
8. Pastoral Resolution: I am an apologist set for the defense of the Gospel. A vital part of the ministry is defending the Christian faith against unbelievers, false teachers, heretics, and all others that oppose the truth of the Gospel. This begins with the faithful preaching and teaching of the Word. Pastors and Christian leaders need to be able to oppose the many false ideas, pagan philosophies, and corrupt ideologies of the modern world that are opposed to the Word of God and the Christian Faith. For this reason, I have several series of sermons and books on Apologetics, and in refuting false religions of the world, pagan philosophies, as well as cults and deviant forms of Christianity. This includes warning believers of the evils of Modern Liberalism, Roman Catholicism, Neo-Orthodoxy and Broad Evangelism. I am continually involved in explaining the Word of God and Christian doctrine to all kinds of people in the world. My doctrinal conviction with respect to Apologetics is Biblical, Confessional, Presuppositional, and Testimonial; where historical and scientific evidence have a place in defending the Faith but always under the authority of God’s infallible and all-sufficient word. Exo.34:10-17; Deut.12; Ps.14; Acts 17:22-31, 18:4, 19:8-10; Rom.1:16-32; 2 Cor.10:5; Phil.2; Col.2:8-10, 4:5-6; 2 Tim.4:1-5; Tit.1:9; 1 Pet.3:15-16.
*Athanasius said, “Apart from Christian truth and the knowledge of God in Jesus Christ, there is only the evil work of idolatry and pagan superstition.”
*John Calvin said, “In calling us to salvation, Christ also calls us to defend His name and doctrine in the world.”
9. Pastoral Resolution; I am an evangelist. Every pastor is to be an evangelist and seek to win the lost to Christ by prayer, preaching the Gospel in public, Bible conferences, and by personal evangelism. The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he that wins souls is wise. It is my constant prayer and work as a pastor to see those who are lost in sin and false religion brought to true repentance and a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. The fact of the matter though is that most people that I find myself evangelizing are folks from other churches, professing Christians who think they are Christians but are actually ensnared by a false Gospel derived from a theology of cheap grace. Jesus warned the disciples that the broad way leads to hell, but the narrow path leads to life. This website is designed to help those who are lost or ensnared by false religion to come to true and saving faith in Jesus Christ. To that end, you may want to begin by listening to my sermon on John 3:16, For God So Loved the World. Prov.11:30; Mt.7:13-27, 9:37-38; Mk.16:15; Jn.3:16; Acts 1:8, 2:38; Rom.10:11-15; 2 Cor.5:20; Eph.4:11; 2 Tim.4:5.
*Martin Luther said, “It is through the faithful preaching of the Word in church assemblies that God especially uses to bring people to Christ and salvation.”
*R.A. Torrey said, “The work of personal evangelism is used by God to bring many to Christ, and so to befriend others for Christ’s sake in order to win them is true wisdom and mercy; but to compromise with their sin or to be like them is a great evil.”
*Thomas Hooker said, “Saving conversion to Christ consists of two things; faith and repentance: 1. Faith in Jesus Christ as the only Lord and Savior with all sufficient merit and grace to save, and all-sufficient powerful to rule; and then 2. Repentance: which is a sincere turning away from sin, idolatry, and all vain confidence and false religion, with a new obedience to serve and worship God.”
10. Pastoral Resolution: I am a servant to the homeless. For years I have had a ministry to the homeless, in particular to homeless veterans. Every week I help to provide food pantries with bread, fix meals for homeless veterans, and also when necessary provide them necessary clothing, sleeping bags, or tents for shelter. If you are able I would implore you for Christ’s sake to donate to this ministry on the provided link for their sake. Christian veterans are sadly often the least provided for and the least taken care of in the church, while rich Christians live comfortably with little financial worries at all. Deut.15:11; Ps.42; Prov.19:17, 22:9; Mt.19:21; Lk.6:38; Gal.2:10; Eph.4:28; Heb.6:10, 13:16; 1 Tim.6:17-19; Jm.2:14-17; 1 Jn.3:17.
*John Chrysostom said, “Helping the poor is a noble virtue, but serving other Christians who are poor for Christ’s sake is one of the surest evidences of a life of true faith and godliness.”
11. Pastoral Resolution: I am a spiritual adviser to Christian statesmen. I have for over the extent of my ministry written to and communicated extensively with local and national politicians and statesmen, as well as media pundits. I preach often on political subjects and have written extensively on Christ’s sovereignty over politics and civil government. And I have encouraged and exhorted civil leaders and magistrates to serve the Lord Jesus Christ in faith and to uphold the Ten Commandments as the standard of public justice. To that end, I have been an avid promoter of President Trump and most of his policies, when they promote conservative Christian policies, national security and defense, reformation in government and society, and the rooting out of corruption from government. 1 Samuel 1 Kings 18:16-19; Jer.1:10; Daniel; Ps.2, 72; Rom.13:1-7.
*Cotton Mather said, “The Christian religion is the foundation and bulwark to true government and magistracy.”
*Noah Webster said, “America is a redeemer nation, a guiding light to those in heathen darkness, a light upon the hill of the world. This is so because of its religious devotion, its Puritan vision, its moral courage, as well as its manifest destiny to serve the world for good. This American nation should, therefore, be united together upon one Holy Bible, one saving doctrine, one English language, and one sovereign purpose in the cause of God and truth.”
*Theodore Beza said, “Just as King David had his Nathan and King Hezekiah his Isaiah; so every godly magistrate, prince, or king ought to have himself a prophet or minister to serve beside him for counsel, and to help him lead the affairs of state and government with a godly eye toward Christ in serving Him.”
12. Pastoral Resolution: I am a prophet to the church and to the world. The pastoral ministry is derived from the prophets of the Old Testament and Christ’s own prophetic ministry. It is the duty of the pastor therefore to rebuke sin, idolatry, atheism, false religion, immorality, and deviant forms of Christianity, as well as to expose and condemn false teachers within the church. To that end, I have preached often on the claims of Christ’s sovereign authority, the comprehensive scope of Biblical reformation, and also on the many moral and political issues of the day. I also write letters to leaders, politicians, Presidents, and people in civil power and authority that they would honor Christ and His word and defend His church and kingdom. Psalm 2; Isa.6; Jer.1; Mt.23; Acts 5: 2 Tim.4; 2 Cor.6-7; Titus 1.
*Thomas Goodwin said, “There is nothing more important for the church and the world than the faithful preaching of the Gospel, and there is nothing in the church or the world that will be so resisted and opposed.”
*George Whitefield said, “Those who would faithfully preach the Gospel and lead others to Christ and salvation must also faithfully preach of God’s judgment and lead them to true repentance.”
*John Knox said, “There is nothing in the world that does not owe allegiance and obedience to Jesus Christ the Lord. And so there is nothing outside the pursuit of reformation by the Word of God.”
My commitment is to see Christ glorified in and over all things; the salvation of the lost, the blessing and sanctification of believers, the building up of their families, the reformation of the church, the Christianization of government and society, and the evangelization of the world. To live for that end as a Christian and a minister of the Gospel is my greatest blessing and joy. I am your servant for the sake of Jesus Christ.
Brett Woody, Pastor-Teacher
Acts 20:32. “I commend you to God and to the Word of His grace which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.”
For the glory of Christ and the godly pursuit of reformation