About the Blog
This blog is the overflow of what God is teaching me personally about family life, leadership, ministry, and more. My desire is to encourage and equip Christian friends and family.
I’m no expert—just a guy who loves the Lord, loves learning, loves studying leadership, and I’m beginning to love writing. This blog is where I share how God is growing me in the daily battle we face as Christians.
About the McClure’s
For eight years, I had the privilege of being an Assistant Pastor in a Baptist church in Charlotte, Michigan. From there, I moved to southern Indiana to be the Senior Pastor of a Baptist church for four years.
God has blessed me with four wonderful children: Mariah (16), Eliana (12), Jeremiah (9), & Elijah (8).
Two events have impacted my life forever. First, on July 18, 2008, my five-month-old son Braden laid down for a nap and woke up in heaven. God used this trial to deepen my faith and dependence upon Him but through much wrestling.
In December of 2016, my life changed again when I discovered my wife at the time was in an affair. That led to a divorce and my resignation from the ministry, which I loved.
God has taught me many lessons through this trial. Some of the lessons include: dealing with loneliness, bitterness, and questioning God. How to find purpose when you are no longer a pastor and raising children in a split home are other areas I have had to face over the past few years. God has again deepened my faith to new levels and helped me see life from a different perspective.
I have no intention of making the focus of this blog about what took place during that time. Still, there will be an overflow in my writings about what God has taught me throughout these events.
I can thankfully say God has worked all things together for good. Since, God has given me a wonderful, loving wife named Michelle. We were married on November 3, 2018, and I’m overwhelmed by her love for me and the kids.
I work as a loan officer at First National Bank and am doing what I can to learn the business field, but ministry is still my passion.
God has allowed me to serve in our local church through teaching (Adults, Teens & Children), leading singing, and discipleship ministries.
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