Dr. H. Steven Pridgen
Pollocksville, NC 28573
It is my objective to serve the Lord Jesus Christ with all of my heart & Soul as a Pastor,win the lost to Christ, preach God’s Anointed Word, grow & develop attendance, church membership & a strong outreach ministry, along with youth & music ministries.
I believe in the Power of God and HIS Holy Word as the truth. I believe the only way to enter the kingdom of God is thru Jesus Christ, in accordance with John 3:16-17; Romans 10:9-10. I do believe in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ and the Rapture, in accordance with I Thessalonians 4:13-17.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
14 years in ministry
4 years radio ministry WAGO
14 years of music ministry (keyboard\singing)
A love for practical, expository preaching that glorifies God.
Ability to listen to and sympathize with a variety of viewpoints.
Talented in persuasion and motivation.
Tenacious, focused and persistent.
A deep love for God and His ways.
Associate Pastor: Bible Church, Richlands, NC
Filled the pulpit in the absence of the Senior Pastor.
Helped revitalize our church by giving them a vision and purpose.
Worked with and cultivated relationships among diverse peoples and communities.
Counseled desperate individuals and helped them gain hope in Christ.
Guided families to deal with dysfunctional systems.
Cultivated relationships among colleagues for the sake of unity.
Visited the home bound and nursing homes
Served as Chaplain for our local hospital
Assisted in the music program
Assisted in the in the youth program
May 1994 until present: Owner/Director, Coastal Ambulance Service, Jacksonville, NC
1988 until present: EMT/Paramedic Instructor, Lenoir, Wayne, and James Sprunt Community
1993-1994: Police Officer, LaGrange Police Department, LaGrange, NC
1994 - present: Various seminars on leadership and conflict resolution and DISC profile, Church
of God, North Cleveland , TN.
2003: Doctorate of Christian Counselling, NC College of Theology, NC.
2001: Masters of Biblical Studies, NC College of Theology, NC.
2007 Honorary Doctorate Degree of Humanities, Emmanuel Baptist University, conferred at the
Pentagon, Washington, DC.
2004 NC College of Theology Man of the Year Award.
2003 NC College of Theology Presidential Award for Achievement.
2007- Present: Visiting Resource for Church of God Children's Home, Kannapolis, NC.
Doctrine – Philosophy of Ministry:
Goal of Ministry:
The most important priority in all ministry is God's glory. Nothing ministers to man more that a ministry focused on the glory of God (Luke 9:32, 2 Corth.12:11a).
The Word of God:
I believe the scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are the verbally inspired Word of God. God's Word is the only infallible rule of faith and practice. In it is all that is needed for a person to know how to love God and
their neighbor (II Tim. 3:16 -17; II Peter 1:3, 20-21). In fact, scripture alone is sufficient for all areas of ministry including preaching, teaching, and counseling. Because of this, I believe expository preaching/teaching and experiencing the Word in action to be the best ways to communicate these truths.
Depravity of Man:
I believe that man was made in the image and likeness of God but that in Adam's sin the race fell, inheriting a sinful nature and becoming enemies of God (Rom. 5:10). I believe that due to man's depravity he is helpless to
remedy his lost condition (Gen. 1:26-27; Rom. 3:10 -18; Rom. 5:12 ; Eph. 2:1-3,12).
Person and Work of Jesus Christ:
I believe the greatest news for all mankind is that Jesus Christ, the second person of the trinity, became a man and accomplished our redemption on the cross through His death. He did this to glorify His Father. Jesus physically
rose from the dead and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Just as He rose from the dead, so will all who by faith embrace Him as Savior.
I believe that salvation from the wrath of God is offered to all mankind. Only through personal faith in the atoning death of Christ and His resurrection can a person receive salvation. I believe that salvation is a gift of God given to
those whom God chose before the foundation of the world (John 15:16 ; Rom.8:28 -30; Rom. 9:14 -18; Eph. 1:4).
I believe in the baptism of believers through immersion in water; a portrait of our association with the death, burial, and resurrection of our Savior. I believe in the Lord's Supper as a scriptural means of testimony for the church age (I
Cor. 11:23 -31).
I believe the rapture of the church followed by a millennial reign for a literal one thousand years. The Great White Throne Judgment for unbelievers (2nd death) and the creation of a new heavens and new earth, where
righteousness dwells, will follow the Great White Throne Judgment.
I believe that the purpose for which the Spirit gives gifts is for the building up and unifying of the church (Eph. 4:12 -16). I believe that the gift of tongues and healing and the gifts of apostleship and prophecy, are for the church age given for the healing and restoration of the church and mankind. 1 Cor. 12:4-11; II Cor. 12:12 ).
Dr.J.L Cook, President, North Carolina College of Theology
Carolina Beach, NC
Bennie G. Mills,
Pastor, Chattanooga-Spring Creek
Church of God .
1212 Laurelwood Dr.
East Ridge, TN 37412
Home & work:
W. C. Jarman,
County Commissioner, Chairman,
198 Thomas Loop Road,
Jacksonville, NC 28540