I’m just Arthur. I love Jesus, I love my sweet wife, Lori, and I love my children dearly. My role in The Kingdom is to serve as a pastor. I am not a cultural architect, directional leader, community advocate, life coach, political pundit or CEO. I am a pastor. I weep with those that weep and I rejoice with those that rejoice. I don’t read business books to find out what I should do next. I do pray, read the Bible, fast and listen to God and the other godly leaders around me. I work hard to help people understand the Bible and see themselves living the Life it describes. When they mess up and want to hide I go looking for them because having ninety-nine is fine but you always worry about the one who is missing when you are a pastor. Occasionally I say things that make people mad. While that is not my goal, it does come with the territory so I have to have thick skin. I also try to make sure I keep a tender heart so that when little kids write me a note that says, “Arthur, I’m glad you are my pastor” it makes me kind of weepy. Because there is a story behind every face, I hear lots of stories and one day I will die with their secrets. I care about people that God brings into my life and want what is best for them so I pray for them often. I lead, teach, cajole, admonish, love, encourage, confront when necessary, speak up, and keep silent. From the Bible I understand that I am to fight like a soldier, work like a farmer and train like an athlete. I serve as a pastor, but I’m just Arthur.