In John 23:15-17, Jesus tells Peter three times to “Shepherd My sheep”, or “Tend My lambs”. The duty of the New Testament pastor is to shepherd, to guard, and feed the church of Jesus Christ. God in His grace has given me a strong desire to serve His body through the expansionary preaching of His Word, the faithful ministry of the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper, the guarding of godly church order, and the diligent proclamation of the Gospel to the lost. He has graciously allowed me to develop experience in all these vital pastoral ministries, and I desire to continue to serve the local church as a pastor and elder as He leads. He has given me grace to preach His Word, counsel the downcast, and evangelize the lost.