I am a fellow minister. I served as a pastor for thirty-three years, having served six churches (rural churches, churches in conflict, growing churches, a suburban church, a church that was foreclosed, traditional churches, and contemporary churches). Serving churches brings both joy and challenges. Sometimes the challenges steal the joy. I experienced the highs and lows of ministry. There were times when I considered leaving the ministry because of burn out. Sometimes the side effects of ministry can lead to physical symptoms. A doctor once told me my chest pains were due to stress. Another doctor once placed me on an anti-depressant. I experienced the loneliness of having no one with whom to talk concerning ministry and personal issues. From those experiences, God planted this vision.
The apostle Paul refers to the “God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” II Cor. 1:3-4
My wife, Judy, and I feel that God has been preparing us for this ministry. In addition to our experience, our education has helped to prepare us. My doctoral work was in the area of stress management and Judy’s doctoral work was in the area of women’s ministry. Our desire is to provide a service that will be helpful to ministers and their families as they dedicate their lives to serving the Lord Jesus Christ.
We want to partner with you in providing this service and see it expand throughout our country.