|Larry Renner Photography|
He assaulted men with a bullwhip, was caught in a scandalous public display as a woman rubbed his feet with her hair. He shocked the pious elite when he referred to them as beautiful monuments on the outside with putrid, rotting corpses for souls.
I want to be like him.
|Ordination Service, October 22, 2015|
Meadow Park Church of God, Columbus, Ohio
I am not him. I only follow after him. This association brings with it scrutiny. I cannot follow him and be understood by you. I do offensive things: I am not always tolerant. I won't abide evil or foolishness.
|The congregation surprised me|
with a hand-made podium!
|Ordination oil used at|
I believe that Hell is real and that most people we know are racing towards its precipice. I believe that God doesn't send anyone there, but that He has provided us a way to avoid what we deserve. Yes, I believe that you and me deserve to burn.
|Our family after the Ordination Service:|
Chad, Kellie, Caleb, Aleksandra, Sterling.
|A visit at the Church of God General offices in Anderson, Indiana|
where I observed the cane and telescope of founder, D.S. Warner,
also one who lived a bold, sometimes offensive life.
It's a voice you may not believe exists. Now I seek to take steps that are worthy of this calling. I seek to know Him, to love Him, to be obedient to Him. There is no better path.
|Our family with my co-pastors, Tom Planck & Joe Mayerik.|
How else am I offensive? Well, I follow the one that made friends with the riffraff of society. I'm not too smooth with appearances. I'll pierce my ears and ink my skin in order to find relationship with those who would never walk down a carpeted aisle and sit in a padded pew.
|Photo credit: Larry Renner|
Guatemala Caribbean Coast
I'm not a liberal or a threat to your world view. I might even make you slightly uncomfortable. You may even find me obscene. But, then again... do you know the one I follow?
|Raven tattoo: 1 Kings 17:2-6|
Tattoo completed by Katie Hutchins
Funded by Kayci Roh
Inked the day before my ordination.