the desire to plant an independent Baptist church. For ten years he carried this burden within his heart, praying for God's direction. In March of 2012 God showed the VanAman family that Pickerington, OH was the place He had for them. Since the Bible clearly teaches that churches start/plant churches, the VanAmans' home church, the Ripley Baptist Temple of Ripley, WV, was more than willing to partner with Pastor and his family in the planting of the Pickerington Baptist Temple. On May 26, 2013 the inaugural service of the Pickerington Baptist Temple was held with 46 in attendance. By God's grace, the church has continued to grow through its various outreach and ministry efforts. The future is bright here at the Pickerington Baptist Temple.