• John Baker

    Contributing sermons since Jan 12, 2006
John's church

LifeSpring Community Church
Valley City, Ohio 44280

About John
  • Education: Master's Degree in Church Leadership and Change Managment
  • Experience: Youth pastor for 3 years Solo Pastor in Iowa for 7 years Lead Pastor for 13 years in Oakdale, MN Lead Pastor for 10 years at LIfeSpring Church in Valley City OH
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I like to have fun and laugh a lot. While my sermons are often very hard-hitting and right to the point there is often enjoyable and fun and you are going to laugh a good bit as you travel towards the sometimes stinging point.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: The Emotionally Healthy Church Campaign - yet to post
  • Family: Michelle - wife two daughters and a son
  • What my parents think of my sermons: They actually like them. They always tell me they enjoy hearing them (in-laws as well). I am actually able to keep my dad awake during my sermons which is a feat in itself!
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She enjoys listening to them. So much so that she right now has to make a choice between a good Sunday school class and sitting thorugh a worship service and she has chosen to sit in the worship service.
  • Books that have had an impact: "The Devine Conspiracy" by Dallas Willard
  • Hobbies: Model Railroads in the winter R/C aircraft when it good enough to get out and fly
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: When I was in West Union IA we had a door at the front of the church right off the stage. It had a window in it and everyone could easily see this door anywhere in the sanctuary. While preaching one Sunday a squire climbed up and went spread eagle in the window paign and stayed there for several minutes. As everyone started to laugh I finally looked over and saw what was happening. So much for the sermon on that day!
  • What I want on my tombstone: Here was a man after God’s own heart.
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  • You Have A Part To Play

    Contributed on May 7, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    Every part is needed within the church. There are no useless or devalued parts. When every part does not do its part we can not be what we are to be as a church.

    Sermon Title: You have a Part to Play Place: Oakdale Wesleyan Church Date: April 20, 2008 Subject: Missions – Call Introduction I brought to church with me this morning some everyday objects that would be around any of our homes. These are very useful and sometimes needed objects. What I more

  • What Difference Can We Make In This Big World?

    Contributed on May 7, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    With so many people who don’t know Jesus in the world, what difference can my help make in such a big, big world?

    Sermon: What Difference Can We make in this big world? Place: Oakdale Wesleyan Church Date: April 6, 2008 Subject: Missions Introduction There was a man who everyday would get up early in the morning and take a morning walk along the seashore. As he walked every time he passed a star fish more

  • We're Not Alone In The World

    Contributed on May 7, 2008

    This is the first in a series we did leading up to our missions conference - Missions is the call to world evangelism. It is our chance to use our resources to build the kingdom of God.

    Title: We’re Not Alone in the World Place: Oakdale Wesleyan Church Date: March 30, 2008 Subject: Missions Introduction When I was pastoring in West Union Iowa a few years back I was one day over to visit old Ralph Moore at his home. Now you have to picture Ralph. He was an old cop back in more

  • A Life Well Lived

    Contributed on May 7, 2008
    based on 7 ratings

    This was a sermon prepared for a funeral of a dear saint within our church. It was written to honor him in death as he honored Christ in life.

    Sermon Title: A Life Well Lived Place: Oakdale Wesleyan Church Date: April 13, 2008 Subject: Funeral of Lawrie Anderson Order of Service Prelude Welcome On behalf of Lawrie’s church and as I was always referred to by Bernice from Lawrie’s pastor, I want to personally welcome everyone more

  • You Can Learn A Lot From A Donkey

    Contributed on Jan 12, 2006
    based on 21 ratings

    Palm Sunday Sermon

    Title: You can learn a lot from a donkey Place: Oakdale Church Date: March 20, 2005 (Palm Sunday) Subject: Palm Sunday – Celebration Sunday Introduction A few years ago the National Ad council began a running a new series of commercials to encourage people to buckle up. We all saw the two more

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