After months of reading, asking questions and praying in a journal I kept, I confessed that Jesus was my Messiah. That was in 1990. My mom always said I was a late bloomer!We moved from Massachusetts for my job 6 months later. We found a Messianic Synagogue and stayed for 17 years. We left because of the legalism and because Jesus was not the focus of worship or the teaching. Even the kids were being taught a lot about Judaism, but Jesus was added in where “applicable”. Thank God I was involved in a men’s Bible study that last over 25 years. We studied verse-by-verse. At Synagogue it was all topical.
We ended up leaving the Synagogue and going to a Calvary Chapel in Kennesaw, Georgia. The Pastor taught verse-by-verse. The first time I visited, he taught 3 verses! I was blown away. I was also confronted with worship that was focused on Jesus. I say confronted because I felt so uncomfortable praising Him! This passed with each week. And just like at Synagogue, I got involved with church ministries and eventually began to lead a home group. I always felt a calling to teach, and the LORD was gracious to give me both teaching and leading opportunities.
After ten years I was ordained by my Calvary Chapel Pastor. Then in 2017, I was called to be the Pastor of Calvary Pathway in Crossville, TN, where I serve at the pleasure of my LORD and Savior, Messiah Jesus!