On June 9, 1985 I was ordained to the Christian ministry at Temple City Christian Church (California), which is where I had gone through my internship experience. My ordination came a day after my graduation from Fuller Theological Seminary. That was thirty years ago. It’s sometimes difficult to believe that it’s been thirty years, but then it’s hard to believe that I’ve been here seven years (July 1). When I was ordained thirty years ago, I believed that God was calling me to ministry, but I wasn’t sure it was to congregational ministry. Well, for the past seventeen years I’ve been engaged in ministry in local congregations, and God willing I will continue being engaged in congregational ministry for the foreseeable future.