The Third Temple  The Center for
Messianic Learning 

Unapologetically Pro-Torah
Unashamedly Pro-Israel
Irrevocably Zionist
ב״ה
“… out of Tziyon will go forth Torah, the word of ADONAI from Yerushalayim.”
(Isaiah 2:3)
Jew and Gentile (Synagogue and Church), one in Messiah. (Ephesians 2:14)
“For He is our peace, Who made both one, and broke down the middle wall of partition, …”
If your life is not in jeopardy for what you believe, you’re probably on the wrong side!
It is what you actually believe that determines how you walk out your faith.
But avoid stupid controversies, genealogies, quarrels and fights about the Torah;
because they are worthless and futile. (Titus 3:9, CJB)

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Please Note: Nothing on this website should be taken as anti-Church. I am not anti-anything or anyone. I am only pro-Torah and pro-Truth (see “Philosophy”). Sometimes the Truth upsets our long-held beliefs. Why isn’t my theology consistent throughout this website?

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Ministry History

Only those congregations and organizations in which specific
ministry and leadership positions were held have been listed.

The Center for Messianic Learning, Parkersburg & Davisville, WV (2000-present)

Resident Theologian/Torah Teacher

This online religious education ministry presents my personal understanding of HaDerek, now called Messianic Judaism, as it was in the first and second centuries (not necessarily how it is practiced in this present day), and about what Rabbi Sha'ul called the “mystery of the Gospel” (Eph. 6:19): i.e., how is it possible for Gentiles to become a part of the Kingdom of God and participate in the Covenants that God made with Israel? It provides on-line evangelistic and educational outreach to encourage the Jewish community to embrace their Jewish Messiah while retaining their distinct Jewish heritage, and to encourage the Gentile Christian community to embrace the thoroughly Jewish early history of Biblical Christianity.

Family Bible Ministries / Adat B'nei HaMelech, Parkersburg, WV (04/97–2000)

Messianic Pastor/Teacher

This very small, home-based, Messianic Jewish ministry provided an in-home and on-line evangelistic and educational outreach to encourage the Jewish community to embrace their Jewish Messiah while retaining their distinct Jewish heritage, and to encourage the Gentile Christian community to embrace the thoroughly Jewish early history of Biblical Christianity.

First Christian Fellowship, Parkersburg, WV (07/96–04/97)

Associate Pastor/Teacher, Education and Administration

Paraclete Ministries, San Francisco, CA; Sacramento, CA; Knoxville, TN; and Parkersburg, WV (1983–1997)

Church Ministry, Administration, and Christian Education Consultant

 • Provided pulpit supply, ministry support, and consultation services, primarily to churches and parachurch organizations, in the following disciplines (and others):

 • Christian Education, Teacher Training, and Specialized Instruction

 • Customized Courses on Ministering to the Cults

 • Church and Pastoral Library Administration

 • Organizational Planning and Development including Nonprofit Corporation Start-up and Reorganization, development and publication of Constitutions, Bylaws, Policies, Procedures, Forms, and Organizational Manuals, and Office Staff Training

 • Full-range Computer Services including Hardware and Software Selection and Implementation, Database Development, Desktop Publishing, and End-User Training and Documentation

Ridgeview Baptist Church, Knoxville, TN (11/92–04/95)

Adult Bible Teacher

 • Taught Adult Sunday School and Church Training Classes

 • Provided Pulpit Supply in this and other area congregations

 • Served on Constitution Revision Committee

Camino Community Church, Camino, CA (01/91–10/92)

Ordained Minister (Ordained October 5, 1991)

 • Assisted the Pastor in all areas of ministry and performed pastoral responsibilities in his absence

 • Taught special-subject series as needed in both Sunday School and evening worship services

 • Provided pulpit supply in this and other congregations in the area

Church Chairman/Administrator

 • Exercised oversight of all officers, boards, committees, ministries, and administrative functions of the church

Christian Education Board Member

Adult Sunday School Teacher

Christian Fellowship Church, Pleasant Hill, CA (01/87–01/90)

Licensed Minister (Licensed March 24, 1988)

 • Provided frequent pulpit supply at this church and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area

 • Taught special-subject series as needed in Sunday evening and midweek worship services

 • Provided administrative, technical, and educational support to most ministries of the church

 • Administered the church’s several computer systems

Liaison to Grace School of Theology and Ministry

 • Coordinated all activities and interfaces between the church and its Bible school

 • Provided consultation services to the Christian Education department

Chairman of Adult Sunday School Department

 • Oversaw all the adult Sunday School classes

 • Taught adult Sunday School and other Bible, ministry, discipleship, leader training, and theology classes

Grace School of Theology and Ministry, Pleasant Hill, CA (07/87–06/89)

School Administrator

 • Responsible for overseeing and coordinating all administrative functions of the school

 • Supervised all non-instructional staff

 • Reorganized the school to comply with the accreditation requirements of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and the California Department of Private Post-Secondary Education

 • Incorporated the school as a nonprofit corporation and obtained tax-exempt status

 • Obtained authorization from the California Department of Private Post-Secondary Education for the school to award academic degrees

 • Managed the school’s data processing functions

 • Functioned as the school’s cataloging librarian

 • Edited and published the quarterly newsletter, the catalog, and all promotional materials

Foothills Community Church, Moraga, CA (09/83–03/86)

Teaching Elder (Associate Pastor/Teacher)

 • Assisted the Pastor in all areas of ministry

 • Led worship services on alternate Sundays

 • Prepared and delivered the Sunday morning Bible message at least once a month, and provided frequent Bible teaching at Sunday evening services

Golden State School of Theology, Oakland, CA (03/83–06/85)

Vice President for Academic Affairs (06/84–06/85)

 • Directed and administered the entire academic program at all undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels

 • Chaired the Curriculum Development and Academic Committees and performed final review and approval of all course syllabi

 • Made final recommendations to the Board of Directors for all academic faculty and staff appointments

 • Significant accomplishments included:

 » Totally reorganized and reincorporated the school, obtaining nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation status from the Internal Revenue Service and California Franchise Tax Board

 » Converted the entire academic program from a semester system to a quarter system to provide a 50% increase in academic experience within the same number of class hours

 » Redesigned and upgraded the course requirements for all of the school's degree programs to conform to the accreditation requirements of the Accrediting Association of Specialized Colleges (AASC), the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), and the State of California Department of Private Post-Secondary Education

 » Developed curriculum requirements and obtained authorization from the State of California Department of Private Post-Secondary Education for the awarding of four undergraduate, five graduate, and two postgraduate academic degrees, with twenty-two areas of specialty

 » Wrote and produced entirely new versions of the Articles of Incorporation, Constitution, Bylaws, General Catalog, Graduate Bulletin, Catalog of Courses, Students' Handbook, and Instructors' Handbook

 » Wrote and published the Student’s Guide to the Preparation of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations

Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs (04/84–06/84)

 • Assisted the Vice President for Academic Affairs in all areas of his responsibilities

Professor of Theology and Comparative Religion and
Instructor in English Department (06/83–06/85)

 • Developed and taught undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate curricula in Systematic Theology, Comparative Religion, American Cults, Apologetics, English Grammar and Composition

Assistant Dean of Directed Individualized Studies (03/83–04/84)

 • Assisted with the development and administration of the independent studies department

 • Supervised the independent study assignments and exams for students at all academic levels

Martinez Christian Fellowship, Martinez, CA (03/83–09/83)

Associate Pastor

 • Shared pastoral responsibility for all areas of teaching and ministry

Bethel Temple Assembly of God, Walnut Creek, CA (06/78–03/83)

Board Member (Combined Responsibilities of Deacon and Elder) (11/78–02/83)

 • Responsible for both the spiritual and physical well-being of the congregation

 • “Under-pastor” of a cell group

 • Department head of various ministry departments

Youth Minister (1980–1981)

 • Provided an interim ministry to the youth during the absence of a vocational youth pastor

Junior High Minister (05/79–12/80)

 • Developed, implemented, and supervised a total ministry program to 7th–9th grade age group

Sunday School Teacher (03/79–03/83)

 • Adults (09/81–03/83)

 • Various (10/80–09/81)

 • High School (03/79–10/80)

Assistant Director, Adult Choir (09/78–02/82)

U.S. Naval Hospital Chapel, Agaña, Guam, Mariana Islands (06/65–05/67)

Youth Minister

 • Developed and implemented a youth ministry program and directed all youth activities and midweek Bible studies

 • Taught combined junior and senior high Sunday School class

First Christian Church, Parkersburg, WV (1947–04/68)

 • Came to know Jesus Christ as LORD Lord and Savior and was immersed in 1953 at age 6

 • Assisted in the Cradle Roll department at age 10

 • Taught in the Primary Department at age 12

 • Taught in the Junior High Department and began assisting the Junior High Ministries Coordinator at age 14

 • From age 15 to 17 served as a Junior Deacon, a body of high-school-aged young men who attended meetings of the church Board (with voice but no vote) and assisted the Deacons and Elders in the performance of their various ministries

 • Taught children and youth Sunday School classes in numerous churches throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley where my father served as interim pastor

Originally posted on Wednesday, 04 May 2022

Page last updated on Wednesday, 01 June 2022 11:45 AM
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