Fisher Grant Lifford
Joshua D. Lifford
322 Eastland Dr. Kingsport, TN 37664
Phone: 4237653273 (Nicole) 4234806197 Email: email@example.com
_______________________________________________________________________ Engaging, Equipping & Empowering
in the name of Jesus Christ for the glory of God.
I am a growing, maturing Christian who has been sharing the Good News for the last 22 years as a member of the body of Christ. I am blessed to be married to a wonderful woman who strives to be godly in all she does and I’m proud to say that she is my partner in life and ministry. The last, 15 years of our marriage have been so exciting, even with its many challenges, and we can’t wait to see what God has in store for the future. Together we have four children. Our oldest son is (Chandler 14), Our second child is (Cruz 4), our daughter (Finley Grace) --- will be three years old this October 2. Just recently, we had our fourth child (Fischer Grant) who was born on April 21st 2016. Currently I am an Area Account Manager for Cellular Sales Verizon. I manage nine retail store locations and work with a team of 42 individuals. As a family, ministry is our li***fe and something we are most passionate about. We pray that is what you will recognize as you read through this document.
As a Christian Minister I have an excellent balance of formal education and handson experience in ministry and everyday life in general. These combined give me mature insight into people, relationships and the ministry of a pulpit minister and/or family life/youth minister that serves on staff with a local church. I am well equipped with a personal library of over 2,000 volumes in print and digital. I have extensive knowledge of social media, webdevelopment, and am proficient in using powerpoint/keynote for sermon presentations. My wife and I both are self starters and highly motivated to do the Lord's work.
I desire to share my talents and passion for teaching, speaking & relationship development, and evangelism with a local church in the near future, as a Full Time Preaching Minister with a congregation who has supportive Shepherds and members. I believe that a solid and supportive relationship between the shepherds and minister begins with open communication. Without proper communication the relationship and possibility for the growth of a congregation will be hindered greatly.
Over the years I've made my fair share of mistakes and can assure you that I've learned from every single one of them. So, if you are looking for someone who is perfect and has never made a mistake, our family will not be your choice. However, if you want someone who has the experience of both highs and lows and has learned from those mistakes we are that family. And, as a family our hearts desire to is to serve Christ and His church in any way we possible can.
We pray that you’ll give us the opportunity to meet with you in person so that you can truly get to know our family!
Our Goals In Ministry
In our ministry together, I plan to engage people both in the Good News and in the local church. Equip the believers for the good works that God has planned for us and empower individuals/youth and families to bring glory to God in their schools, jobs, homes, and relationships.
All with the cooperation and support of the shepherds and families of the local church. The goal is to reach the lost in our community and ultimately the world abroad in order to “see to it that no one misses the grace of God.”
Finally, after engaging others and equipping people with all the right tools, I/we hope to empower others to minister themselves where God has placed them and with the opportunities He has created for them to grow in their relationship with Him.
Since 2004 I have preached at churches of Christ in Texas, Oklahoma, Michigan, Louisiana, Tennessee and Delaware. If you would like to discuss these experiences in greater detail I’d be more than happy to disclose that information to you. I have also spoken on 2 Lectureships at the Tri Cities School of Preaching where I received my foundation education in Ministry.
For the past two years my family and I have been involved in Secular work. We chose to take time away from full time ministry and have been worshipping with the Northeast Church of Christ in Kingsport, TN.
EDUCATION Theological University of America - Graduated February 2008
TriCities School of Preaching and Christian Development 20042006
I am currently prepping myself for entry into the International College of the Bible in order to pursue a Masters Degree to further develop my education.
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
I am proficient in using a web platform called Wordpress which is utilized for website development. I also am experienced in using Microsoft Office, and Apple iWork products for sermon preparation and delivery.