John's church

Bethel Presbyterian
Union Mills, Indiana 46382

About John
  • One of my favorite illustrations: The relationship of our walk with Jesus compared to riding a bike.
  • Family: Wendy, my wife of 22 years, is very supportive of me and is a vital partner in my ministry. Cody, our 10 year old son, is a very special little guy and we wouldn’t trade him for anything.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: K.I.S.S.
  • Books that have had an impact: Left Behind series
  • Hobbies: Music, Reading, and Bears.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: The rapture’s comin’, got your ticket?
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: Immediately following my first sermon at my present church, the plastic altar flowers caught on fire. I felt like Moses at the burning bush.
  • What I want on my tombstone: 1 Sam. 16:7
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  • Backing The Wrong Horse

    Contributed on Mar 18, 2004
    based on 38 ratings

    Caiaphas wasn’t necessarily a bad guy, he was just misguided.

    Backing the Wrong Horse A Jewish father was concerned about his son. He had not truly raised him to be grounded in the faith of Judaism… So, hoping to remedy this he sent his son to Israel so the boy could experience his heritage. A year later the young man returned home. He more

  • Plastic Surgery And Tan-In-A-Can

    Contributed on Feb 19, 2004
    based on 43 ratings

    We are being transfigured, too.

    Plastic Surgery and Tan-in-a-Can The facts of the story are simple enough: Jesus and 3 disciples go up a mountain, Jesus is praying when he is suddenly transformed or transfigured. His face changes and his clothes become dazzling white. Then Moses and Elijah -- both long dead -- more

  • Things Aren't Always What They Seem

    Contributed on Feb 13, 2004
    based on 57 ratings

    You can be poor,hungry,hated, and still be blessed.

    Things Aren’t Always What They Seem Why do you come to church on Sunday? One answer could be that you come to exercise your faith or, in other words, your spiritual muscles. Well, today we’re going to exercise your physical muscles, as well. I’ve read that it takes more facial muscles more

  • Overtime Pay On The Mad Mouse

    Contributed on Feb 5, 2004
    based on 45 ratings

    It’s hard to trust and obey, but man, what a ride!

    Overtime Pay on the Mad Mouse I had a job once working as an inventory control analyst in a factory. Like most factories, this one operated round the clock with 3 shifts. I was one of three analysts, 1 per shift. We worked the swing shift. 2 weeks on each shift. I liked 2nd shift, more

  • Press 1 For.........

    Contributed on Jan 29, 2004
    based on 92 ratings

    When God calls, answer.

    Press 1 For …………… Can I see a show of hands for anyone who has had reason to call Nipsco, Verizon, Comcast, or basically any company nowadays? ………Good. What generally happens when you call? ……That’s right! You definitely don’t get a live person, that’s for sure. We get the more

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