Puritan Board Freshman
"As I know that I was once born by reason that I now live, I know that I was once born again by reason that I now live in Him."
When giving my testimony, that's usually where I'll begin. I've been asked before when Jesus saved me, and I have never arrived at a more concrete answer, other than to say that I know I am His. I don't remember the moment when I was first convicted of sin, when I first repented, when I first believed. I've known Him since I was a boy, though I've certainly come to know Him better over the years. I was raised by two loving Christian parents and brought up in a local C&MA church in the little town of Flushing, Ohio, where I continue in fellowship with my wife of four years, Gini. I began leading our Wednesday night Bible studies this past September and have been given several opportunities to preach by the elders as they have begun training me and my older brother up for ministry. I am a college graduate and manage a couple of banks in the West Virginia panhandle, but have always felt drawn to preaching and teaching and have a passion for the Word of God. Lord willing, I will soon be enrolling myself in the C&MA's ministerial studies program for further training. I have been a longtime reader of the Puritan Board and have learned a great deal from your discussions. I look forward to taking part in them and am grateful for the opportunity to be a member of this community.
May the Lord bless you,