About Me

I have on my heart to proclaim the Word of God, by Teaching and Preaching God’s Truth. The result being that people who believe will become disciples of Jesus Christ. We are commanded in Ephesians 4:12 to make disciples, baptizing them in the name of God the Father, Son (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit. Where the Church is equipping God’s people for works of service, so the body of Christ might be built up. We have been commanded to teach followers to observe all things that Jesus commanded. A disciple is one who follows Jesus and has a heart for people. A disciple follows Jesus’ words, action and His thoughts.

EXPERIENCE MINISTER - ASSISTANT PASTOR Agape Dream Center, Odessa, Texas 2009-present It has been my honor and pleasure to be a part of the work with Pastor Jimmy Dennis where I teach a class for “Foundations for Living.” I also minister to the body of Christ as directed by Pastor Jimmy.

PATROL SERGEANT Odessa Police Dept., Odessa, Texas 2003-2012 As a law enforcement officer for the State of Texas, I worked in many areas including; Patrol (officer), Detective (corporal), Patrol (Sergeant), Detective (Sergeant), Patrol (Sergeant), Hostage Negotiator Sergeant, and SWAT. I retired from OPD in 2012.

SENIOR PASTOR Liberty Rock Church, Ralls, Texas 1994-2002 We led a great group of people with the help of great people starting a Worship Ministry, Children’s Ministry and youth Ministry (U-Turn).

SENIOR PASTOR Lighthouse Christian Fellowship, Sheboygan, Wis. 1989-1994 My wife and I founded Lighthouse Christian Fellowship. We began in the YMCA setting up every Sunday until we eventually remodeled a store front building that supplied our needs. We had some terrific people that we led to Jesus and we all became a big part of each other’s lives.

EDUCATION SCHOOL OF THE LOCAL CHURCH TULSA, OKLAHOMA — GRADUATE - 1988-1989 Pastoral RHEMA BIBLE TRAINING CENTER BROKEN ARROW, OKLAHOMA — GRADUATE - 1987&1988
ThD - Doctor of Theology; Grace Theological Seminary, Lori SC. 1976 to 2013

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MARRIAGE MARRIED TO BARBARA J LESLEY - 1986 -

PRESENT MILITARY US ARMY NATIONAL GUARD - 1962-1970 Honorable Discharge 1970 Federal Commission 2Lt. Armor Recon., Artillery

Beliefs - TENANTS OF FAITH
1. The Bible is the inspired Word of God. Every word of in the Bible is perfect. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 1 Peter 1:23-25; Hebrews 4:12)

2. The Trinity. There is one God, comprised of three Persons: God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ), and God the Holy Spirit. All are equally God and all are eter-nal. (Matthew 28:19; John 1:1, 14)

3. Mankind was created in the image of God. But mankind chose sin (disobedience to God), and only has the hope of redemption through Jesus Christ, God's Son. (Genesis 1:26-31; 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21)

4. Salvation
a. Mankind's only hope of salvation is through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. Salvation comes through confessing with the mouth "Jesus is Lord" and believing with the heart God the Father raised Jesus from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 10:9; Romans 8:11) b. A person knows he is born again by the inward witness of the Holy Spirit (Ro-mans 8:16). Other people know someone is born again by a lifestyle that produces good fruit (a life becoming more and more like Jesus). (1 John 3:23; John 13:35) c. Salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ alone and not by works; but we show evi-dence of our salvation through good works. Those good works after salvation de-termine our rewards in heaven. (Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 10:9-10; 14:10-12; 1 Corinthians 3:12-15; Titus 3:5-7; James 2:18)

5. Baptism in water is a declaration to others that a person has believed on Jesus Christ for salvation. Baptism by immersion in water represents the person being cruci-fied, buried, and resurrected with Jesus, and entering into new life with Him. (Mat-thew 28:19; Acts 10:47-48; Romans 6:4)

6. Celebration of the Lord's Supper (communion) by eating bread and drinking the cup is a remembrance of the broken body and shed blood of Jesus on the cross. (1 Co-rinthians 11:24-30)

7. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is available to all believers. It is separate from salva-tion. The Holy Spirit brings power to the believer to be effective witnesses for Jesus, as well as the gifts of the Spirit for the encouragement of others. (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:8; 2:38-39; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31)

8. All believers who receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit will pray in other tongues as the Holy Spirit enables them. They will also serve God and witness for Jesus with power. (Acts 1:8; 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:2, 6)

9. The Church is the Body of Christ, continuing the work Jesus began while on the earth. Each believer is a part of the Body of Christ, with a specific function to per-form. (Ephesians 1:22; 2:19-22; Romans 12:3-8)

10. God desires to prosper believers in every way. a. Spiritually (John 3:3; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Romans 10:9-10) b. Mentally (2 Timothy 1:7; Romans 12:2; Isaiah 26:3) c. Physically (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:17) d. Financially (3 John 2; Luke 6:38; 2 Corinthians 9:6-10; Philippians 4:19) e. Socially (Proverbs 3:4)

11. Jesus is coming back to take all His believers to heaven. This event is known as the Rapture of the Church. (1 Corinthians 15:51-52; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; 2 Thessa-lonians 2:1)

12. Those who have received Jesus will spend eternity with Him in heaven. Those who reject Jesus will spend eternity in the torment of hell, separated from the presence of God. (Mark 16:16; Revelation 19:20; 20:10-15)

13. Jesus will return to earth with His believers, defeat Satan, and establish a 1,000 year reign as promised in Scripture. (2 Thessalonians 1:7; Revelation 19:11-16; 20:1-7) After this, there will be a new heaven and a new earth (Revelation 21).