Welcome To Bogie's Blog
This is my first effort at creating a space to vent the things that are going on in my life, and I welcome you to my journey of faith and consequence. Stories of people in my life are constantly occuring and I am a reflective person, and a this blog will give me sometime to reflect my expeirences in the drama of life.
Let me introduce myself: I'm 44 on the border of boomer - buster/survivor. I was born in California, moved to Minnesota when I was 11 and grew up from there in Little House on the Praire country. I had encounter with God when I was 14 that changed my life, and set an agenda for the rest of my life. I felt a call of God to go into the ministry at age 16. Graduated High School, and went to North Central University in Minneapolis and graduated with a Pastoral Theology degree. I met my wife of 22 years at my home church in Blue Earth Minnesota, and we dated three years before getting married the spring break of my Senior year in College. I began my full-time ministry at 23 years of age in Jackson Michigan in 1983, and in 1984 moved to Downriver Detroit and was there from October 1984 to Feb 1987. In March of 1987 we moved to Painesville Ohio, on the Northeast side of Cleveland Ohio. Served at the Painesville Assembly of God as staff as Associate Pastor, and then from there planted a church in 1993 called Willow Praise Church. The adventure continues as I journey as Pastor of Willow Praise church these 12 years.
I have one child, Hans who was a miracle born in Feb of 1999 - and currently in 1st grade.