I’m an ordained pastor in a Reformed denomination. I pastored a church in Southern California for 5 years before succumbing to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I resigned the pastorate in 2000 and spent two years convalescing. The doctors were able to diagnose various problems, and were able to alleviate some of the symptoms. But they never got to the heart of the matter.

In time, it pleased the Lord to allow me to recover anyway. From 2002 to 2005 I worked and spent my spare time searching for a pulpit. There was a lot of interest; but ultimately, no church extended a call. Eventually, my family and I decided it was too expensive to live in Southern California, so we moved to the Kansas City area.

I’ll spend some time in this blog discussing what I learned during my years as a pastor (and the prior years of preparation). To sum it up, though, I learned about the centrality and necessity of the Gospel in every aspect of life. And I learned about the viciousness and pervasiveness of legalism in the church.

My wife and I have a 14 year old son and an 11 year old daughter. But I’m the goofball who wants a web presence, not them. So we’re mostly going to leave them out of this.

You can read more about me at my web site. In particular,  the page entitled About Bill Baldwin and the one entitled Philosophy of Ministry may provide a useful introduction.

You can contact me at bbwebpage@gmail.com.

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