Preachers Tools September 29, 2014 Darrell 184 Comments What are the tools that young preachers should use in their ministry? And then his man crush buddy “Dr.” Mendez adds this 8th
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I just wanted to step out of the shadows and out of lurking mode to comment on these two. I happen to know these two guys and you could not be more right about these two.
As I rule, I don’t tend to agree with this site at all. I am a Baptist myself; and yes, I use the KJV. However, I do not align myself with these types.
I was saved on June 7, 1982 in the ORIGINAL Open Door Baptist Church in southwest Detroit. Larry N. Dennis was the Pastor. That was a special place and that was an awesome Church, back then. Sad part, Larry Dennis ran of with another woman, (a deacon’s sister) and that Church went into a bad period. My mom took me out of the school that Open Door ran and put into a school ran by Pentecostals, Assembly of God to be exact.
In 2004, after my grandmother died, I began to really seriously doubt the doctrine of the “Signs and wonders.” I left pentecostalism for good in December of 2004. I will the first to admit, the Baptist’s are not perfect. But, the doctrine makes better sense.
I did attend Dr. Lawrence Mendez’s Open Door, which was originally called Downtown Fundamental Baptist; which merged with the Open Door that I attended as a kid —–and I must say, I was NOT impressed at all. You could not have powered a 25 watt light bulb with the intelligence in that room.
Not to mention the ghetto thug mentality in that room. I saw it, and it sickened me. The original Open Door was never about all that at all. Now they’ve got that Mexican beaner, (Sorry, just how I feel about him…) who was a supposed former drug dealer running that crap hole church. I wish they’d change the name of it; because it is simply not the same Church that I remember.
I could go on more about it. But, someone else can verify what I tell you here; his name is Kenny Hill. He can put you up to speed on that Church.
Thanks for reading.
-Charles Patrick Adkins
Original Open Door Baptist Church – Detroit, Mi Alumni – 1982 till 1983 or so….
I should say, I attended Mendez’s Church ONCE… Never went back. The rest is correct.