Zis-N-Zat From Pastor Asher

God is my conscience, Jesus lives in my heart… this blog is about what I see, what I think, what I do and how I serve God

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Welcome to my triple W’s!

My name is Asher. Ethnically I am Jewish, I was raised as an atheist in one of the peripheral republics of the former Soviet Union. I immigrated to USAmerica in 1980; English is my second language.

I found God in 1985; as a result I am a follower of Jesus and a United Methodist Pastor. At present I am pastoring two churches in rural Maryland (Mt. Pleasant UMC in Colora and Tome Memorial UMC in Port Deposit).

In my personal life I am a husband to Debbie and an object of adoration to two cats: Rachel and Leah.

Age: as old as dirt. I wove the basket that Joshebed used to set baby Moses afloat in the reeds of the Nile (Exodus 2:3). As middle-aged man I gave the Magi directions to Bethlehem. {at least this is MY story and I am sticking to it 🙂 }

This picture was taken during the very moment of my ordination in June 2010. Bishop Peggy Johnson is yoking me with Christ, Bishop Violet Fisher is standing next to Bishop Peggy Johnson. In the foreground you can see two of my mentors: Rev. Ray Graham and Rev. Jim Sipes. In the shadow you can see the outline of another one of my mentors: Rev Bill Fitzhugh. It was a Holy Moment in my life.

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