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Joseph O'Brien

Joseph O'Brien
Joseph O’Brien was born in Freehold, NJ, and lives on a homestead with his wife and nine children in rural Soldiers Grove, WI. He is managing editor of Adoremus Bulletin, a short-story editor for Tuscany Press, Wellesley, Mass., and poetry editor and staff writer (Set 'Em Up Joe and Sheep and Goats) for the San Diego Reader, where his poetry has been published in the past. His poems also have appeared in the Kickapoo Free Press, Dappled Things, America, and Chronicles.

Articles by Joseph O'Brien

Convergence Community Church: community is our middle name

Convergence Community Church Contact: 6445 Lake Badin Ave, San Diego 619-797-5050 www.convergencesd.com Membership: 50-75 Pastor: Eric Beeman Age: 47 Born: Medicine Lodge, KS Formation: San Diego State University; Christian Heritage College (Now San Diego Christian ...

January 21, 2022
Lemon Grove Community Church: millennial ministry

Lemon Grove Community Church Contact: 3122 Main Street, Lemon Grove 619-466-0503 www.lemongrovecommunitychurch.com Membership: 25-30 (pre-covid 70-80) Pastor: Sharon Ackerman (currently on indeterminate leave of absence due to illness in family; Pastor Dane Lindsay of Ezekiel ...

January 7, 2022
A poem for the new year by Reader poetry editor Joseph O’Brien

For Cecilia It’s a party like any other We’ve ever been wallpapered and rugged Into — the food and drink disarrayed, the bother And mess left behind in the hosts’ kitchen For tomorrow and tomorrow ...

December 31, 2021
Elijah Mountain Ministries: using the power of scripture to guide our lives

Elijah Mountain Ministries Contact: 6763 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego 619-884-8063 www.elijahmountainministries.com Attendance: 40 Neighborhood: Lemon Grove Pastors: Dane Lindsay (wife Elizabeth Lindsay, co-pastor) Age: 63 Born: San Diego Years Ordained: 13 San Diego Reader: ...

December 24, 2021
Las Flores honors Jack Munday with Surf Foundation

Las Flores Church Contact: 1400 Las Flores Dr., Carlsbad 760-563-2847 www.lasfloreschurch.com Denomination: Church of the Nazarene Membership: 200 Neighborhood: Carlsbad Pastor: Chris Walton Age: 51 Born: Pittsburg, PA Formation: MidAmerica Nazarene College (now University), Olathe, ...

December 10, 2021
Mira Mesa First Assembly of God Church: a life transformed

Mira Mesa First Assembly of God Church Contact: 9696 Candida St., San Diego 858-566-0641 Membership: 83 Pastor: John DeSoto Neighborhood: Miramar Age: 74 Born: Arlington, CA Formation: Mt. San Jacinto College, San Jacinto; San Diego ...

November 26, 2021
Grace for gangs: Father Gregory Boyle’s Tattoos on the Heart: The Boundless Power of Compassion influences First United Methodist Church of San Diego

First United Methodist Church of San Diego Contact: 2111 Camino del Rio South, San Diego 619-297-4366 www.fumcsd.org Membership: 2,000 (pre-covid) Neighborhood: Mission Valley Pastor: Trudy Robinson Age: 58 Born: West Covina Formation: California State-Fullerton; Claremont ...

October 29, 2021
At the border between Hungary and Serbia, in a field with thousands of refugees

Calvary San Diego Contact: 1771 East Palomar St., Chula Vista 619-421-1100 www.calvarysd.com Membership: 500 Pastor: Phil Metzger Age: 47 Born: Newport Beach Formation: Columbia University, NY; Golgota Teológiai Főiskola, Vajta, Hungary; Western Seminary, Portland, OR; ...

October 15, 2021
Crossing Church: guided by pastors and parents

Crossing Church Contact: 1001 Country Club Lane, Escondido 760-752-7895 www.crossingchurch.com Membership: 175 Pastor: Billy Phipps (wife Annie Phipps, Co-Pastor) Age: 53 Born: Anaheim Formation: SoCal Network-Assemblies of God, Irvine; Global University, Springfield, MO Years Ordained: ...

October 1, 2021
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