Posted by: Jeff D. | April 8, 2010

Jeff Downs Bio Information

(updated 3/18/15)

I can be reached by Email by clicking here.

FAMILY
In 1991 God transformed my heart and mind to love and serve Him. In 1995 I met my wife while attending Bible College. I soon began working full-time while trying to finish college. In 2007 I graduated from Lancaster Bible College. My family and I currently reside in Orland Park, IL where I am serving as the year-long intern at Covenant OPC. My wife and I have three children and are members of an OPC congregation in Taylors, SC.

MINISTRY HISTORY
Shortly after my conversion, I was introduced to apologetics and Countercult ministry. Over the years, God has moved me (with the help the local church) in the direction of pastoral ministry. I have experience preaching, as well as teaching apologetics, cults and general theology. I am a (2014) graduate of Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary where I earned an M.Div.

In 1999 I launched the Resource Center for Theological Research as well as the Research Index and Resource Blog (these projects have been permanently put aside due to the new direction of ministry).

MINISTRY GOALS

My desire is to shepherd God’s people as a full-time pastor. Click here for further details.

CURRENT HAPPENINGS

I started a year-long internship on July 1, 2014 at Covenant OPC, Orland Park, IL. The session at Covenant OPC will allow me to leave early if I receive a call.

I was licensed by the Presbytery of Central Pennsylvania on May 4, 2013. I came under care of the Presbytery of Central Pennsylvania of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church on February 2, 2013.

2014 Pulpit Supply Click here.

I was employed by Greenville Seminary from April 2009 – June 2014 as the Director of Media.

REFERENCES
Available upon request.

Click Here to listen to a sermon on 1 John 2:3-6. Preached March 15, 2015 at Covenant Reformed Church, Carbondale, PA.
Click Here to listen to a sermon on Luke 18:9-14. Preached Sept. 3, 2014 at Grace Presbyterian Church, Springfield, OH.
Click here to listen to a sermon on 1 John 3:1-3, preached on January 16, 2014 at Covenant Community OPC, Taylors, SC.
Click here to listen to a sermon on James 1:19-27, preached February 3, 2013 at Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Middletown, PA.
Click here to listen to a sermon on Psalm 1, preached July 11, 2010 at Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Middletown, PA.

Posted by: Jeff D. | April 7, 2010

Called to Gospel Ministry

(UPDATED 1/6/15)

Calling
Since my conversion to Christ in 1991, I have had an interest in full-time Christian ministry. After a number of years of organizing conferences, speaking at conferences and church related events, I was directed to finish my college education, go to seminary and pursue pastoral ministry, which I was excited to do. I graduated from Greenville Seminary on May 23, 2014, and currently serving as an intern at Covenant OPC, Orland Park, IL. My wife fully supports my desire to enter into pastoral ministry.

The Ministerial Office
The ministerial (Pastor) office is an office, established by Christ, first with the apostles. The apostles laid the foundation for the church and ordained men to build on that foundation. The pastoral office is a special office, a holy calling, separate from secular employment. While this is a high calling, the nature of the office is service. A pastor is an under-shepherd, under the chief shepherd Jesus, who came not to be served but to serve; giving His life in the service of people. During Jesus’ early ministry, he spent time with, healed, touched, cried, washed the feet, taught and preached to many people.

Similarly, an under-shepherd is called to continue the work of Christ, through the power of God the Holy Spirit. The shepherd should “smell like his sheep” (remembering that he also is a sheep) doing all he can to minister the Word of God to his people and those who may potentially come under his care. The pastor’s main responsibility is prayer and the ministry of the word: preaching, teaching, counseling, and training (Eph. 4:11-16; 2 Tim. 3:16-17). It is the desire of both my wife and me to serve one congregation for as long as the Lord allows.

The Weekly Schedule (subject to change since pastor’s schedules should be flexible)
Sketching out a weekly schedule is of great importance, and while a rigorous schedule is necessary, a pastor’s schedule must also be flexible. My work schedule would be Tuesday through Sunday, Monday being a day off. The morning hours, for me, are best spent in preparing sermons and lessons. Preparation hours would be until 11am. At 11am I will check messages. From 11:30am-1pm will be my scheduled lunch, which may consist of meeting with unbelievers, members of the congregation, or with my family. The rest of the day will consist of study and visitation. Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and evenings will be periods of scheduled visitations with members of the congregation. These visits may consist of hospital visits, home visits, visiting members at work or visiting with men who desire to serve in the ministry. Tuesday and Thursday will not be the only days for visitation, but these will be days for scheduled visitations. Wednesday is a day of study and preparation for the Wednesday Bible study and prayer meeting. Friday and Saturday (along with other mornings of the week) will be devoted to sermon preparation. Other items of ministry (see below) will be worked into the schedule.

Our home will regularly (when appropriate) be opened to members of the congregation and to visitors. I believe it is important to have members (families) in our home, setting a godly example for the congregation to do likewise.

Preaching and Teaching
My desire is to see that the people under my care, be well feed. When people leave church, my prayer will be that they know God has spoken to them through His word, and with the knowledge of how God would have them to live. The best way to do this is to preach consecutive expository sermons. I believe that textual-topical sermons are appropriate and for the most part, would be reserved for the evening service. To the best of our (the sessions) ability, the sermons, the Sunday School, and other materials should all coincide with one another. Sunday School may be a time (if after the sermon) to expand on the sermon, looking at the passage or topic deeper than what would be covered in the sermon. My sermons will be a minimum of 30 minutes, and no more than 45 minutes in length.

Visitation
In order to get to know the congregation and “figure out” how best to minister to them, it is important to visit them on a regular bases. During these visitations, it is important ask questions, listen, read scripture and pray. I will not normally visit women without an elder or my wife to accompany.

Working with the Session
God has designed pastors to work with a body of men (the session) who are to make decisions with reference to the spiritual life of the church. The pastor does not rule the church; he does not have the last word, but the pastor along with other called men, do. Christ rules his Church, but he does this by his Spirit in the heart of ordained men. These men together are to serve the congregation by teaching, counseling, encouraging, and protecting the flock of God. The pastor is to work closely with these men; Perhaps the closest men in the pastor’s life are the ruling elders. These men are to know and love each member of the congregation, being available for spiritual (as well as other) help. The elders should be able to help the pastor apply the word in the preaching of the word to the congregation. I do believe it is important that the elders keep an eye out for young men who may have desire for, and show (in seed form) gifts for ministry. If there is such a young man, or men, I would make it a priority to spend time with them, training them as much as time allows.

Church discipline is important and should not be neglected, therefore both the pastor and the ruling elders are not to shirk this responsibility. At at the same time, elders are not to look for trouble.

Special Ministries
Children and youth of communicant members are a part of the church and should be treated as such. I do not believe there should be a special children/youth worship service; instead, children should be with their family during public worship. The pastor’s responsibility is to address not only the children and youth in the sermon, but also middle-aged, elderly, rich, poor, widows, married, single, etc. A congregation is made up of many different people from different walks of life. The pastor, in his preaching, should address each one. I will be the pastor of youth, but not a Youth Pastor. The pastor is the shepherd of all of his flock, and it is his business to be involved with children as well as adults. I do believe it is appropriate to have Sunday School(s) geared toward children. On a regular bases, the children will study doctrine, and the catechism will be a means to that end.

Additional (local) places I would be interested in ministering are prisons, and a retirement community or assisted living facility. It is important that the congregation be involved in ministering to the community; and a pastor needs to set the example.

Community Involvement
The pastor’s involvement in the community is important. This would be accomplished by the items mentioned above, and others: hospital visitation, assisted living facilities, perhaps spending “regular” time at a local coffee shop, or local restaurant, getting to know the regulars, holding seminars/conferences on vital topics. If there is a local funeral home interested in having a pastor preach, I would be willing to participate. As much as I can, and as the session and time allows, I would involve myself in the community. I do believe, to the best of my ability, I should have friendly relations with ministers of other local denominations. On the other hand, I will not work with a church that has a woman pastor, or a church not committed to the historic Christian faith.

Presbytery/General Assembly
It is important for pastors to be involved in Presbytery. I would attend (as much as possible) and be involved in all Presbytery meetings. I do not believe the pastor needs to be at General Assembly every year, but when he is called, he should attend.

Family
The qualifications for ecclesiastical offices are found in 1 Timothy 3:4-5 and Titus 1:6 “He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity. But if a man does not know how to manage his household, how will he take care of the church of God?” “namely, if any man is above reproach, the husband of one wife, having children who believe, not accused of dissipation or rebellion.” I believe a man must continue, while in the ministry, to manage his household well. It is important that I do not neglect my wife or children. Not only are they members of the church, but my wife and children are the first sheep God has placed under my care. My wife will be a member of the congregation and should serve alongside the women of the church. My wife is not called to be a co-pastor.

Posted by: Jeff D. | April 7, 2010

Ministry Experience

(UPDATED 3/18/15)

July 2014-May 2015
Serving as the year-long intern at Covenant OPC, Orland Park, IL

March 15, 2015
Pulpit Supply at Covenant Reformed Church (URC), Carbondale, PA.

January 11, 2015
Pulpit Supply at Momence OPC, Momence, IL

September 5 2014-December 12, 2014
Taught course on the Westminster Confession for Divine Hope Reformed Bible Seminary

November 16, 2014 (PM)
Pulpit Supply at Covenant of Grace OPC, Sugar Grove, IL.

August 27, 2014 (PM)
Pulpit Supply at Covenant of Grace OPC, Sugar Grove, IL.

August 3, 2014 (AM & PM)
Pulpit Supply at Grace OPC, Springfield, IL.

July 27, 2014 (AM & PM)
Pulpit Supply at Grace OPC, Springfield, IL.

July 20, 2014 (AM & PM)
Pulpit Supply at Grace OPC, Springfield, IL.

June 8, 2014
Pulpit Supply at Lebanon PCA, Abbeville, SC.

June 1, 2014
Pulpit Supply at Lebanon PCA, Abbeville, SC.

May 25, 2014
Pulpit Supply at Presbyterian Reformed Church of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC.

May 18, 2014
Pulpit Supply at Landis PCA, Marion, NC.

May 11, 2014
Pulpit Supply at Lebanon PCA, Abbeville, SC.

May 4, 2014
Pulpit Supply at Lebanon PCA, Abbeville, SC.

March 16, 2014
Pulpit Supply at Landis PCA, Marion, NC.

February 23, 2014
Pulpit Supply at Faith PCA, Cheraw, SC.

February 16, 2014 (PM)
Pulpit Supply at Covenant Community OPC, Taylors, SC.

February 16, 2014 (AM)
Pulpit Supply at Presbyterian Reformed Church of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC.

February 9, 2014
Pulpit Supply at Lebanon PCA, Abbeville, SC.

February 2, 2014
Pulpit Supply at Covenant OPC, Orland Park IL.

January 19, 2014
Pulpit Supply at Landis PCA, Marion, NC.

January 12, 2014
Pulpit Supply at Neon OPC, Neon, KY.

December 29, 2013
Pulpit Supply at Lebanon PCA, Abbeville, SC.

December 22, 2013
Pulpit Supply at Presbyterian Reformed Church of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC.

December 15, 2013
Pulpit Supply at Lebanon PCA, Abbyville, SC.

December 8, 2013
Pulpit Supply at Faith PCA, Cheraw, SC.

December 1, 2013
Pulpit Supply at Landis PCA, Marion, NC.

November 24, 2013
Pulpit Supply at Roebuck PCA, Roebuck, SC.

November 3, 2013
Pulpit Supply at Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church, Mt. Airy, NC.

October 13, 2013
Pulpit Supply at Lebanon PCA, Abbyville, SC.

October 6, 2013
Pulpit Supply at Boyce Memorial Presbyterian Church, Kings Mountain, NC

September 29, 2013
Pulpit Supply at Presbyterian Reformed Church of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC.

September 22, 2013
Pulpit Supply at Lakey Gap Presbyterian Church, Black Mountain, NC.

September 8, 2013
Pulpit Supply at Landis PCA, Marion, NC.

September 1, 2013
Pulpit Supply at Lebanon PCA, Abbyville, SC.

August 25, 2013
Pulpit Supply at Presbyterian Reformed Church of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC.

August 11, 2013
Pulpit Supply at Cliffwood PCA, Augusta, GA.

August 4, 2013
Pulpit Supply at Neon OPC, Neon, KY.

July 28, 2013
Pulpit Supply at Landis PCA, Marion, NC.

July 21, 2013
Pulpit Supply Smyrna Presbyterian Church, Newberry, SC.

July 14, 2013
Pulpit Supply Smyrna Presbyterian Church, Newberry, SC.

June 30, 2013
Pulpit Supply at Landis PCA, Marion, NC.

June 23, 2013
Pulpit Supply at Landis PCA, Marion, NC.

June 16, 2013
Pulpit Supply Smyrna Presbyterian Church, Newberry, SC.

June 9, 2013
Pulpit Supply at Calvary OPC, Middletown, PA.

June 2, 2013
Pulpit Supply at Smyrna Presbyterian Church, Newberry, SC.

May 26, 2013
Pulpit Supply at Sovereign Grace Reformed Presbyterian Church, Hickory, NC.

May 19, 2013
Pulpit Supply Smyrna Presbyterian Church, Newberry, SC.

May 12, 2013
Pulpit Supply at Landis PCA, Marion, NC.

May 5, 2013
Pulpit Supply at Faith OPC, Fawn Grove, PA.

April 28, 2013
Pulpit Supply at Landis PCA, Marion, NC.

April 21, 2013
Pulpit Supply at Norris Hill Presbyterian Church, Anderson, SC.

April 14, 2013
Pulpit Supply at Cliffwood Presbyterian Church, Augusta, GA.

April 7, 2013
Pulpit Supply at Neon OPC, Neon, KY.

March 17, 2013
Pulpit Supply at Landis PCA, Marion, NC.

February 10, 2013
Pulpit Supply at Sovereign Grace Reformed Presbyterian Church, Hickory, NC.

February 3, 2013
Pulpit Supply at Calvary OPC, Middletown, PA.

January 13, 2013
Pulpit Supply at Landis PCA, Marion, NC.

December 9, 2012
Pulpit Supply at Landis PCA, Marion, NC.

December 2, 2012
Pulpit Supply at Lebanon PCA, Abbeyville, SC.

November 18, 2012
Pulpit Supply at Lebanon PCA, Abbeyville, SC.

November 4, 2012
Pulpit Supply at Reidville PCA, Reidville, SC.

October 21, 2012
Pulpit Supply at Neon OPC, Neon, KY.

October 14, 2012
Pulpit Supply at Landis Presbyterian Church, Marion, NC.

September 23, 2012
Pulpit Supply at Lakey Gap Presbyterian Church, Black Mountain, NC.

September 16, 2012
Pulpit Supply at Landis Presbyterian Church, Marion, NC.

August 12, 2012
Pulpit Supply at Lebanon PCA, Abbeyville, SC.

August 5, 2012
Pulpit Supply at Christ OPC, London, KY.

July 29, 2012
Pulpit Supply at Landis PCA, Marion, NC.

July 22, 2012 (PM)
Pulpit Supply at Calvary OPC, Middletown, PA.

July 22, 2012 (AM)
Pulpit Supply at Faith OPC, Fawn Grove, PA.

July 15, 2012
Pulpit Supply at Norris Hill PCA, Anderson, SC.

June 27, 2012
Pulpit Supply at Trinity PCA, Orangeburg, SC.

June 17, 2012
Pulpit Supply at Landis PCA, Marion, NC.

June 10, 2012
Pulpit Supply at Norris Hill PCA, Anderson, SC.

June 3, 2012
Pulpit Supply at Neon OPC, Neon, KY.

May 27, 2012 (PM)
Pulpit Supply at Calvary OPC, Middletown, PA.

May 27, 2012 (AM)
Pulpit Supply at St. John’s Reformed Church, Loysburg, PA.

May 20, 2012 (AM)
Pulpit Supply at Landis Presbyterian Church, Marion, NC.

May 6, 2012 (AM)
Pulpit Supply at Landis Presbyterian Church, Marion, NC.

April 15, 2012 (AM)
Pulpit Supply at Landis Presbyterian Church, Marion, NC.

April 1, 2012 (AM)
Pulpit Supply at Landis Presbyterian Church, Marion, NC.

March 25, 2012 (AM)
Pulpit Supply at Landis Presbyterian Church, Marion, NC.

March 18, 2012 (AM)
Pulpit Supply at Landis Presbyterian Church, Marion, NC.

February 26, 2012 (AM)
Pulpit Supply at Landis Presbyterian Church, Marion, NC.

February 19, 2012 (PM)
Pulpit Supply at Covenant Community OPC, Taylors, SC.

February 5, 2012 (AM)
Pulpit Supply and Sunday School at Landis Presbyterian Church, Marion, NC.

January 29, 2012 (AM)
Pulpit Supply and Sunday School at Landis Presbyterian Church, Marion, NC.

January 22, 2012 (AM & PM)
Pulpit Supply at Neon Reformed Presbyterian Church, Neon, KY.

January 15, 2012 (AM)
Pulpit Supply Landis Presbyterian Church, Marion, NC.

January 8, 2012 (AM)
Pulpit Supply Reidville Presbyterian Church, Reidville, SC.

January 1, 2012 (AM)
Pulpit Supply at Faith Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Fawn Grove, PA.

November 27, 2011 (PM)
Pulpit Supply at Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Middletown, PA.

November 27, 2011 (AM)
Pulpit Supply at Pasadena Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Pasadena, MD.

November 6, 2011 (AM)
Pulpit Supply at Norris Hill Presbyterian Church, Anderson, SC.

October 30, 2011 (AM)
Pulpit Supply at Cliffwood Presbyterian Church, Augusta, GA.

October 23, 2011 (PM)
Pulpit Supply at Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Middletown, PA.

October 9, 2011 (AM & PM)
Pulpit Supply at Neon Reformed Presbyterian Church, Neon, KY.

October 2, 2011
Pulpit Supply Reidville Presbyterian Church, Reidville, SC.

September 4, 2011
Pulpit Supply Smyrna Presbyterian Church, Newberry, SC.

August 14, 2011
Pulpit Supply Faith Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Fawn Grove, PA.

July 31, 2011 (AM & PM)
Pulpit Supply at Neon Reformed Presbyterian Church, Neon, KY.

July 17, 2011
Pulpit Supply at Cliffwood Presbyterian Church, Augusta, GA.

July 3, 2011 (AM & PM)
Pulpit Supply at Pilgrim Presbyterian Church, Raleigh, NC.

June 19, 2011
Pulpit Supply Reidville Presbyterian Church, Reidville, SC.

June 12, 2011 (AM & PM)
Pulpit Supply at Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Middletown, PA.

June 5, 2011 (AM & PM)
Pulpit Supply at Neon Reformed Presbyterian Church, Neon, KY.

May 22, 2011 (AM & PM)
Pulpit Supply at Neon Reformed Presbyterian Church, Neon, KY.

April 25, 2011
Pulpit Supply and Sunday School at Landis Presbyterian Church, Marion, NC.

April 10, 2011 (AM & PM)
Pulpit Supply at Neon Reformed Presbyterian Church, Neon, KY.

April 3, 2011 (AM & PM)
Pulpit Supply at Trinity Reformed Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, NC.

February 27, 2011 (AM & PM)
Pulpit Supply at Neon Reformed Presbyterian Church, Neon, KY.

February 20, 2011
Pulpit Supply and Sunday School at Landis Presbyterian Church, Marion, NC.

January 30, 2011
Pulpit Supply and Sunday School at Landis Presbyterian Church, Marion, NC.

January 23, 2011 (AM & PM)
Pulpit Supply and Sunday School at Neon Reformed Presbyterian Church, Neon, KY.

January 2, 2011
Pulpit Supply and Sunday School at Landis Presbyterian Church, Marion, NC.

December 26, 2010 (AM & PM)
Pulpit Supply and Sunday School at Neon Reformed Presbyterian Church, Neon, KY.

December 19, 2010
Pulpit Supply and Sunday School at Landis Presbyterian Church, Marion, NC.

December 5, 2010 (AM & PM)
Pulpit Supply and Sunday School at Neon Reformed Presbyterian Church, Neon, KY.

November 28, 2010 (AM & PM)
Pulpit Supply at Neon Reformed Presbyterian Church, Neon, KY.

November 21, 2010
Pulpit Supply and Sunday School at Landis Presbyterian Church, Marion, NC.

October 23, 2010
Pulpit Supply at Perry Correctional Institute, Pelzer, SC.

October 17, 2010
Pulpit Supply at Calvary Presbyterian Church, Greenville, SC.

October 13, 2010
Taught Wednesday Night Bible study at Calvary PCA, Greenville, SC (Apostles Creed).

October 10, 2010 (AM)
Pulpit Supply at Neon Reformed Presbyterian Church, Neon, KY.

October 3, 2010 (AM & PM)
Pulpit Supply at Neon Reformed Presbyterian Church, Neon, KY.

September 12, 2010 (AM & PM)
Pulpit Supply at Neon Reformed Presbyterian Church, Neon, KY.

September 5
Taught Sunday School class at Calvary Presbyterian Church, Greenville, SC.

August 29
Taught Sunday School class at Calvary Presbyterian Church, Greenville, SC.

August 15, 2010 (PM)
Pulpit Supply at Calvary Presbyterian Church, Greenville, SC.

August 15, 2010 (AM)
Pulpit Supply at Fulton Presbyterian Church, Greer, SC.

July 18, 2010 (AM & PM)
Pulpit Supply at Trinity Reformed Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, NC.

July 11, 2010 (PM)
Pulpit Supply at Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Middletown, PA.

July 11, 2010 (AM)
Pulpit Supply at Guinston Presbyterian Church, Felton, PA.

July 4, 2010
Pulpit Supply at Pasadena Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Pasadena, MD.

June 30, 2010
Taught Wednesday Night Bible study at Calvary PCA, Greenville, SC.

June 13, 2010 (PM)
Pulpit Supply at Calvary Presbyterian Church, Greenville, SC.

June 13, 2010 (AM)
Pulpit Supply at Cash Hollow Presbyterian Church, Johnson City, TN.

June 6, 2010
Pulpit Supply at Cash Hollow Presbyterian Church, Johnson City, TN.

May 30, 2010
Pulpit Supply at Cash Hollow Presbyterian Church, Johnson City, TN.

May 26, 2010
Taught Wednesday Night Bible study at Calvary PCA, Greenville, SC.

April 11, 2010
Pulpit Supply at Norris Hill PCA, Anderson, SC.

March 28, 2010
Pulpit Supply at Cash Hollow Presbyterian Church, Johnson City, TN.

January 24, 2010 – March 21, 2010
Taught Sunday School class (Hebrews 1-3) at Calvary Presbyterian Church, Greenville, SC.

January 17, 2010
Pulpit Supply at Guinston Presbyterian Church, Felton, PA.

January 10, 2010 (PM)
Pulpit Supply at Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Middletown, PA.

January 10, 2010 (AM)
Pulpit Supply at Faith Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Fawn Grove PA.

December 20, 2009
Pulpit Supply at Calvary Presbyterian Church, Greenville SC.

Novemeber 29, 2009
Pulpit Supply at Norris Hill PCA, Anderson, SC.

Novemeber 15, 2009
Pulpit Supply at Norris Hill PCA, Anderson, SC.

September 20, 2009
Pulpit Supply at Calvary Presbyterian Church, Travelers Rest SC.

August 30, 2009
Pulpit Supply at Shepherd’s Fellowship Baptist Church, Greensboro, SC.

August 23, 2009
Taught Sunday School at Calvary Presbyterian Church, Travelers Rest SC (Topic: Responding to False Doctrine).

August 16, 2009
Pulpit Supply at Calvary Presbyterian Church, Travelers Rest SC.

July 19, 2009
Pulpit Supply at Calvary Presbyterian Church, Travelers Rest SC.

July 12, 2009 (PM)
Pulpit Supply at Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Middletown PA.

July 12, 2009 (AM)
Pulpit Supply at Faith Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Fawn Grove PA.

July 5, 2009
Pulpit Supply at Pasadena Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Pasadena MD.

June 24, 2009
Taught Wednesday Bible Study at Calvary Presbyterian Church, Travelers Rest SC.

June 21, 2009
Pulpit Supply at Calvary Presbyterian Church, Travelers Rest SC.

June 10, 2009
Taught Wednesday Bible Study at Calvary Presbyterian Church, Travelers Rest SC.

June 7, 2009
Pulpit Supply at Calvary Presbyterian Church, Travelers Rest SC.

May 17 – August 16, 2009
Taught Sunday School at Calvary Presbyterian Church, Travelers Rest SC. (Topic: Helps for Worship)

April 5, 2009
Pulpit Supply at Calvary Presbyterian Church, Travelers Rest SC.

February 1, 2009
Pulpit Supply at Calvary Presbyterian Church, Travelers Rest SC.

December 21, 2008
Pulpit Supply at Calvary Presbyterian Church, Travelers Rest SC.

October 2008 – February 2009
Taught Sunday School at Calvary Presbyterian Church, Travelers Rest SC (Topic: Life of Abraham).

July 27, 2008
Taught Sunday School at Sandy Springs Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Sandy Springs TN.

April-July 2008
Taught Sunday School course at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Spartanburg, SC (Topic: A Biblical Approach to Christian Counterfeits).

Novemeber 2007 – January 2008
Taught Sunday School course at Reidville Presbyterian Church, Reidville, SC (Topic: Westminster Confession of Faith).

Novemeber 14, 2007
Pulpit Supply at Reidville Presbyterian Church, Reidville SC.

September 12, 2007
Taught a Wednesday night Bible study at Reidville Presbyterian Church, Reidville, SC (Topic: Spiritual Discipline of Thankfulness).

August 8, 2007
Taught Wednesday night Bible study at Reidville Presbyterian Church, Reidville, SC (Topic: Hermeneutics).

April-June 2007
Taught a Sunday School course at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Lancaster, PA (Topic: A Biblical Approach to Christian Counterfeits).

September 24, 2006
Pulpit supply and taught Sunday School at Pleasant Hill Bible Church, Bedford, PA.

July 30, 2006
Pulpit supply at St. John’s Reformed Church, Loysburg, PA.

July 21-22, 2006
Conference organizer for “No Other Gods: A Conference on Cults, the Occult and World Religions,” held at Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Middletown, PA.

July 2, 2006
Pulpit supply at St. Peter’s Reformed Church, Zelienople, PA.

May 6-7, 2006
Speaker for the Spring Bible Conference held at St. Paul’s Reformed Church, Bedford, PA (topics: Jehovah�s Witnesses, Latter-day Saints).

March 23, 2006-May 11
Hosted the Countercult Apologetics Hour internet audio program.

February 9-1, 2006
Presented a paper at the 2006 Evangelical Ministries to New Religions Conference held at Southeastern Bible College, Birmingham AL. Paper title: “The Triune God, A Transcendental Argument and New Religious Movements.”

December 2005-March, 2006
Taught a Sunday School class at Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Middletown PA (Topic: Introduction to Ethic).

June-August, 2005
Taught a Sunday School class at Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Middletown PA (Topic: An Introduction to Countercult Apologetics).

June 4, 2005
Organized and presented at a conference held at Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Middletown PA (Topic: An Apology to the Cults).

February 24-26, 2005
Presented a paper at the 2005 Evangelical Ministries to New Religions Conference held at Midwest Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City MO. Paper title: “Our Triune God: At the Center of Our Worldview.”

February 7 – March 14, 2005
Taught a course for the Evening Institute program of Lancaster Bible College, Lancaster PA (Topic: Apologetics: Defending Christianity in a Postmodern Society).

January 10, 2005
Wrote (posted online 1/10/05) a review of the article: “Where Do We Go From Here: Transforming Evangelical Responses to New Religions Movements” in Encountering New Religious Movements: A Holistic Evangelical Approach. Eds. Irving Hexham, Stephen Rost & John W. Morehead II (Kregel, 2004).

August, 20-21 2004
Organized a conference held at Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Middletown PA (Topic: Equipping Christian for Apologetic Encounters; Speakers: James R. White and Stephen J. Nichols).

July-August, 2004
Taught a Sunday School class at Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Middletown PA (Topic: Doctrine of God).

March 26, 2004
Presented a paper at the Eastern Region conference of the Evangelical Theological Society held at Baptist Bible College, Clark Summit PA. Paper title: “Approaching Cults and World Religions from a Presuppositional Apologetic Perspective.”

January 29-31, 2004
Presented a paper at the 2004 Evangelical Ministries to New Religions Conference held at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans LA. Paper title: “Approaching Cults and World Religions from a Presuppositional Apologetic Perspective.”

April 4, 2003
Presented a paper at the Eastern Region conference of the Evangelical Theological Society held at Lancaster Bible College, Lancaster PA. Paper title: “An Apology to the Cults: The Neglected Mission Field on our Doorstep.”

Jan. 9-30, 2003
Taught a class at Pasadena Evangelical Presbyterian, Pasadena MD (Topic: Making Abortion Unthinkable: The Art of Pro-life Persuasion).

April 27, 2003
Pulpit supply at Pasadena Evangelical Presbyterian, Pasadena MD.

December 6-7, 2002
Organized and presented at a conference held at Pasadena Evangelical Presbyterian, Pasadena MD (Topic: The New Spirituality: Occult and New Age Influences on Society).

November 24, 2002
Spoke at South Hills Presbyterian Church in America, Pittsburgh PA (Topic: An Apology to the Cults).

November 2, 2002
Spoke at New Life Fellowship, Glassboro NJ (Topic: An Apology to the Cults).

October 18, 2002
Spoke at New Community Chapel, Fairfax VA (Topic: The Problem of Evil).

August 24, 2002
Spoke at Sovereign Grace Baptist Church, Apollo PA (Topic: An Apology to the Cults).

July 28, 2002
Pulpit supply at St. Paul�s Congregational Church, Rural Valley PA.

July 7, 2002
Pulpit supply at Christ Reformed Church, Ruffs Dale PA.

February 23, 2002
Pulpit Supply and taught Sunday School at Sovereign Grace Baptist, Apollo PA.

January & March 2002
Taught a Sunday School class (Adult Bible Fellowship) at Calvary Church, Lancaster PA (Topic: Cults).

October 4 – November 16, 2001
Taught a course for the Evening Institute program of Lancaster Bible College, Lancaster PA (Topic: Apologetics: Defending Christianity in a Secular Society).

September 22, 2001
Organized a seminar held at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Lancaster PA (Speaker: Marcia Montenegro; Topic: New Age and Occult Influences on the Church and Culture).

July 7, 2001
Organized and spoke at a seminar held at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Lancaster PA (Topic: Health and Wealth �gospel� is it Really Healthy).

June 10-13, 2001
Taught a course for the Summer Stretch Series held at Calvary Church, Lancaster PA (Topic: Contemporary Cults & Their Impact on Church and Culture).

April 7, 2001
Organized a seminar held at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Lancaster PA (Speaker: Robert C. Newman, Biblical Seminary; Topic: Resurrection Fact or Fantasy?).

March 19, 2001
Organized and spoke at a seminar held at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Lancaster PA (Topic: Sufficiency of Scripture).

February 15, 2001
Presented a paper at the 2001 Evangelical Ministries to New Religions Conference held at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans LA. Paper title: “Counter-cult Apologetics: A Neglected Mission Field.”

Sept. – Nov. 2000
Taught a Sunday School class at Guinston United Presbyterian Church, Airville, PA (Topic: Apologetics & Cults: Defending Christianity Before a Religious World).

September 23, 2000
Organized a seminar held at Lancaster Bible College, Lancaster PA (Speaker: William Alnor of Eastern Christian Outreach; Topic: UFO Cults and Extraterrestrial Messages).

August 26, 2000
Organized and taught a seminar held at Lancaster Bible College, Lancaster PA (Topic: Witnessing to the Latter-Day Saint, in Love).

July 22, 2000
Organized and taught a seminar held at Lancaster Bible College, Lancaster PA (Topic: How Wide the Divide: Discerning the Difference Between Christianity and Mormonism).

July 1999
Founded the Resource Center for Theological Research and began publishing the Research Report.

Feb. 8 – March 8, 1999
Taught a course for the Evening Institute program of Lancaster Bible College, Lancaster PA (Topic: Apologetics & Cults: Defending Christianity Before a Religious World).

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