What are the problems, pressures, and needs of those who pastor the people of God? How can the fellowship of believers encourage and minister to these key members of the church family? The aim of this book is to provide some answers for these questions.
Kent Philpott, pastor of Miller Avenue Baptist Church in Mill Valley, California, which is a small church in a small town. Owner of Earthen Vessel Publishing with chief editor Katie Philpott his wife. Published author since 1974 by several publishers.Long time volunteer at San Quentin State Prison for 30 years 17 of these as manager of the baseball team. Long time high school baseball coach in Marin County. Hippie preacher in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury District, 1967-1972. Graduate of Sacramento State University (BA in Psychology); Golden Gate Theological Seminary in Mill Valley (MDiv); San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo (DMin). Five children, eight grandchildren, and one great grandson. Essentially I am a Gospel preacher and Bible teacher. Miller Avenue Church dually aligned with American Baptists and Southern Baptists. Politically moderate, theologically Reformed, about a 4.5 pointer on the Calvin scale, and since 1995. He is a San Francisco Giants, Oakland A’s, and San Francisco 49ers football fan. Will never retire from the pastorate at Miller Avenue and loves publishing and writing books of all manner of topics.