Pastor’s Page

Welcome to our web site! Here at Parkland Baptist Church, we are committed to the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37-39) and the Great Commission of Christ (Matthew 28:19,20). Our focus is on Reaching and Developing People for Christ through the Five Purposes of the Church: WORSHIP, MINISTRY, DISCIPLESHIP, FELLOWSHIP, and EVANGELISM / MISSIONS.

At PBC, you can discover God’s purpose for your life. The range of our ministry is worldwide through the Cooperative Program and Long Run Baptist Association. Each Sunday’s worship will help you apply God’s truth for living every day to the fullest. Join us for worship. Send me an e-mail. I’d love to hear from you.

Dr. Tom Curry

I Am A Soldier

I am a soldier in the army of my God. The Lord Jesus Christ is my Commanding Officer. The Holy Bible is my code of conduct. Faith, Prayer, and the Word are my weapons of warfare. I have been taught by the Holy Spirit, trained by experience, tried by adversity, and tested by fire.

I am a volunteer in this army, and I am enlisted for eternity. I will either retire in this army at the Rapture or I will die in this army. But I will not get out, sell out, be talked out or pushed out. I am faithful, reliable, capable and dependable. If my God needs me, I am there. If He needs me in the Sunday School, to teach the children, work with youth, help adults or just sit and learn, He can use me because I am there!

I am a soldier. I am not a baby. I do not need to be pampered, petted, primed up, pumped up, picked up, or pepped up. I am a soldier. No one has to call me, remind me, write me, visit me, entice me or lure me. I am a soldier. I am not a wimp. I am in place, saluting my King, obeying His orders, praising His name and building His kingdom! No one has to send me flowers, gifts, food, cards or candy or give me handouts. I do not need to be cuddled, cradled, cared for or catered to. I am committed. I cannot have my feelings hurt bad enought to turn me around. I cannot be discouraged enough to turn me aside. I cannot lose enough to cause me to quit.

When Jesus called me into this army, I had nothing. If I end up with nothing I will still come out ahead. I will win. My God has and will continue to supply all my need. I am more than a conqueror. I will always triumph. I can do all things through Christ. The devil cannot defeat me. People cannot disillusion me. Weather cannot weary me. Sickness cannot stop me. Battles cannot beat me. Money cannot buy me. Governments cannot silence me, and hell cannot handle me. I am a soldier. Even death cannot destroy me. For when my Commanding officer calls me from His battlefield, He will promote me to captain and then allow me to rule with Him. I am a soldier in this army, and I’m marching claiming victory. I will not give up. I will not turn around.

I am a soldier, marching heavenbound. Here I stand! Will you stand with me? —source unknown