Greetings everybody! I have a situation on my hands and I am in need of some guidance. I got called to the ministry when I was 19. I did not grow up in Church but I went to a solid Christian school (sports scholarship) in high school. I started going to a Church of God (pentecostal) when I was 15. I went there because my girlfriend (who is now my wife) was not allowed to date until we were 16. Despite my call to preach, I was not allowed to become licensed because I had not spoke in tongues. Doors opened, however, for me to preach very quickly. At 20 I was asked to go and pastor a church. It was independent but pentecostal in name. I was only there six months because it was an unusual situation. I would leave and pastor another independent church that only had about 50 members. God blessed us and we grew to over 400 and had over 125 people saved during services in my 4 years there. I would leave there and start an inner-city Church and tuition free inner-city Christian school. I was there 5 years and the church currently runs around 300. While I have almost always been more like a Baptist than pentecostal, I was hung on a few issues. I am still not against spiritual gifts. However, they have to be done within the guidelines of the Bible. That eliminated about 90% of what you see. My one hangup with the baptist church was the idea, "once saved-always saved". However, about a year ago I read the book "Eternal Security" by Charles Stanley. This sent me on an in-depth study and I am now 100% convinced in the eternal security of the believer. I know this is long but please allow me a few more lines. I resigned my Church a few months ago and moved to TN. I have been attending a southern baptist Church for the last few months. I am in complete alignment with the creed and beliefs of this Church. So do you have any advice? I am leaning toward becoming a SBC minister. I am not sure how to address my past with the SBC or anyone else. I don't want to be deceptive but I don't know how to handle this. I am now 32 and feel like I am starting over.