Bivocational pastors walk tightrope in order to answer God’s call
By Lonnie Wilkey
Editor, Baptist and Reflector
ROCKWOOD — Roger Britton knows what it is like to balance ministry with a secular job and still find time for wife, children, personal time and numerous other things that whittle away at a person’s time.
He has done it for more than 40 years, including the last 25 years as pastor of Whites Creek Baptist Church in Rockwood.
Now, Britton is in a position to help other bivocational ministers across Tennessee. He assumed the role of bivocational ministries specialist for the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board in March and will remain as pastor of Whites Creek Baptist.
Britton understands what it means to balance sermon preparation, hospital visits, funerals and weddings, time with spouse and children, personal time and time alone with God in addition to the responsibilities of a secular job. [Read more…]