Just curious for your opinions: Here's the pastor's write-up on the church's website. As well, I've included their doctrinal stance on the Bible for your comments as well, is this a strong enough statement for the inspiration and inerrancy of the Bible? Thanks: Rev. ... was born in ..., NY in 1963. From his earliest memories, he has been in relationship with Jesus Christ. In the process of finding his calling to ministry, he held numerous jobs and pursued undergraduate and graduate education. On November 3, 1997, while working in a factory, a co-worker shared his conviction, by the Holy Spirit, that ... should become a minister. ... has pursued that call to ministry ever since. This led to additional seminary education, as well as education in social work. Pastor ...’s message is simple – the Gospel of Jesus Christ is holistic. Although salvation from sin is an essential part of the gospel message, Jesus’ own words remind us that once we are saved, we have an obligation to tend to the physical needs of the poor: “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” (Matthew 25:35-36). The consistent theme of his ministry here has been: "Focus on Jesus, and Serve Others." All truth ultimately belongs to God. Therefore Christians need not fear science, psychology or other academic disciplines. As new truths are discovered, God’s work in the world is even further revealed to us. Pastor ...’s favorite pastoral duties include preaching, prayer and visitation. Pastor ... holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Roberts Wesleyan College, an M.A. in American History from the State University of New York from Brockport, an M.S.W. from the University of Pittsburgh and a M. Div. from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He lives in ... with his wife and two children. Hobbies include reading, cooking, listening to music and attending sporting events. THE BIBLE AND ITS USE We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. The central theme of both the Old and New Testaments is deliverance. In the Old Testament, the central action is the deliverance of God's people from Egypt to the Promised Land, and from Babylonian captivity to the Promised Land. In the New Testament, God brings His deliverance through His only Son, Jesus. Through the Bible, God speaks to man about how to be saved and how to live in His will.