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James Kelly

Contributor since: Jul 17, 2012
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed

James's church

United Church of Christ in the Philippines

Mondragon *Province/Other , 6400

About James Kelly

Education: Diploma in Theology/Associate Degree in Theology March 2013; The College of Maasin; Southern Leyte, Philippines. Master of Ministry Degree May 1994; Bethel College; Mishawaka, Indiana USA G.P.A. 3.0 B.S. Youth Ministry/Theology May 1986 Johnson University; Knoxville, TN USA; G.P.A. 2.0. This was formally known as Johnson Bible College.

Comment to those looking at my sermons: I hope that my sermons somehow will help you in some aspect of your walk with Christ. Something I have used or said will inspire you and your congregation to be all you can be for Christ Jesus.

One of my favorite illustrations: Movie Christmas with the Kranks; a man learns a valuable lesson about putting others first; even those he may not be particularly fond of. The Bible teaches us that those who are to be great in the Kingdom of God must learn to put others first.

Family: Edena is a Filipino native. We were married on September 13, 2008. We have a two year old American Filipino Son named Stanley David and a 20 year old foster daughter named Ditzel.

Best advice given to me about preaching: Never let them fire you for not preaching the Word of God. They can fire you for a number of reasons. However, it should never be because you did not preach the Word of God.

Books that have had an impact: Max Lucado: He Still Moves Stones; Experiencing the Heart of Jesus. H.B. London; Neil B. Wiseman: The Shepherds Covenant For Pastors. Doug Fields: Purpose Driven Youth Ministry Rick Warren: The Purpose Driven Church H.B. London; Neil B. Wiseman: Pastors at Greater Risk Jay E. Adams: The Christian Couselor's Manuel; T Theology of Christian Counseling.

Hobbies: Swimming; Blogging; Researching; Writing; Preaching; Teaching; On Line Games; Helping Others.

Something funny that happened while preaching: I was preaching here in the Philippines and in the middle of the service a dog came up on stage and sit beside me.

What I want on my tombstone: I want to be creamated and my ashes spread over the ocean