Blessed to have served these past 11 years

Martha and I just celebrated forty -five years of marriage.  As I reflected back, it seems like yesterday, that we walked down the aisle of the Monaghan Baptist Church, exchanging our vowels to each other. I have been so blessed to spend life with my best friend, mother of our children, and partner in ministry. … Continue reading Blessed to have served these past 11 years

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Preachers don’t retire. They just go out to pastor.

Dear Church Family, In recent days, I have been asked a lot of questions about why I am leaving Southside, and what the future holds. I simply want to say that after much prayer seeking to know God’s will for Southside, and for my life, I sensed that it was time to retire. I heard … Continue reading Preachers don’t retire. They just go out to pastor.

Treat your overheated concerns with the cool breeze of His Spirit (June 2019)

Dear Church Family, The first official first day of summer is still weeks away, but it already feels like summer, with the expected temperature of 98 degrees today. Sometimes in life, changes come faster and more often than we expect. Life sometimes just seems to heat us up, and we can easily become over heated … Continue reading Treat your overheated concerns with the cool breeze of His Spirit (June 2019)

Southside partners with Gateway Church, starting May 1 (May 2019)

Dear Church Family, Back in November last year, I met Sean Strubbe, who is the Pastor of Gateway Community Church. Presently, the church has been renting space for worship at a store front on Poindexter Street. He approached me about the possibility of renting space at Southside for their worship, educational, and outreach ministries. I shared … Continue reading Southside partners with Gateway Church, starting May 1 (May 2019)

We can reach our Jerusalem for Christ (April 2019)

On Sunday nights, I have been sharing from Thom Rainer’s Book Titled: I Will.  We have been reminded of the importance of being a worshiping, growing, serving and giving Church member. As we look at most of the churches today we realize that something is wrong.   I know of four churches in Portsmouth that are … Continue reading We can reach our Jerusalem for Christ (April 2019)

Spring forward in service and devotion (March 2019)

Dear Church Family, This winter, we have had our fair share of rain.  I don’t know about you, but I am glad that spring is just around the corner. The signs of spring are already showing up around my house. We have Daffodils in full bloom, and the grass is already starting to turn green.  … Continue reading Spring forward in service and devotion (March 2019)

Meeting community needs helps build the Lord’s Church (February 2019)

Dear Church Family, What an exciting time to be a part of the Southside family. Last Sunday, we were blessed to have Rev. Burt Reed to come and share with us about the ministry of International Christian Ministry.  ICM has helped to build and plant over 8,000 churches around the world.  As most of us … Continue reading Meeting community needs helps build the Lord’s Church (February 2019)

2019 presents new opportunities to give glory to God (January 2019)

Dear Church Family, I hope that each of you had a Merry Christmas, and are looking forward to an exciting New Year. Thank you so much for all the Christmas cards, gifts, and goodies.  You truly are a blessing in our lives and we pray that as we move into the New Year opportunities will … Continue reading 2019 presents new opportunities to give glory to God (January 2019)

Remember importance of living with a thankful heart (December 2018)

Dear Church Family, I hope that each of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. As most of you know, Martha and I had a wonderful opportunity to spend Thanksgiving in Texas, visiting our Daughter Karen and family. We are glad to be back home, and thankful to be a part of such a loving and caring … Continue reading Remember importance of living with a thankful heart (December 2018)