The Reverend Doctor C. Joseph Fifer holds degrees in theology, ethics, and divinity. He is an ordained minister of the Christian faith and served as the called pastor to a small country church in rural Ohio and now serves in rural Alabama. Like many pastors of small churches, he has spent a lifetime and more than one career gathering true life lessons to bring a real-life understanding to the pulpit. His expository preaching through these lessons has made his teaching worth exploring and experiencing.
With a sense of duty and a call to serve, Pastor Joe began his career in the enlisted ranks of the United States Marine Corps. Later, he became a police officer in southern Florida where he and his wife raised their family; he commanded a major narcotics unit, among other duties, and then retired in order to serve the higher calling of the Lord that was always present but is now more personal and intimate.
Raised Roman Catholic, reformed Lutheran, re-reformed Evangelical Lutheran, and then trained in the Lutheran, Wesleyan, and Evangelical traditions, his claim is now Christian, and his call is to Christ. His belief and focus is that religion and faith, even our corporate expression through worship, is best practiced and most effective in the intimate setting of real love and fellowship found in small churches. This fellowship grows between the Pastor and the people, and the people as the church, all bound in Spirit and in truth.