REV DALE MARSH ORDAINED
On Friday night, April 28th, Pastor Dale Marsh was Ordained as an Elder in the Church of the Nazarene at a ceremony during the closing program of the Sacramanto District ACOMM. Pastor Dale has worked hard over the past five years, to complete the work that was required for Ordiantion. We had a reception for Dale and the other Ordinand, Ron Creasman from Tracy, CA. Friday night, and then had an all out party the following Sunday after Church. Here is Pastor Dales testimony, and some pictures from the Ordination.
I was born in Inglewood, Ca. in 1952. My family moved to Walnut Creek, Ca at the age of six, after moving around a bit between1970 and 1975, I moved to Santa Rosa, Ca. then to Fairfield, Ca. and finally to Oroville, Ca. in 1992.
My parents owned and operated a wholesale ceramic tile business which I worked in, off and on, until 1991, when we moved to Oroville to start a custom tile manufacturing company in partnership with my parents. I have two brothers Dan Marsh and Dennis Marsh (deceased).
I was born again in the winter of 1991 after an AA meeting when my friend, Brother Al P., took me out to coffee and gave me a Serenity Recovery Bible. Upon reading Romans 7:18-19, I asked Jesus to take over the management of my life. I was 39 years old at the time and had been sober for a little over four years.
I came to a place of full consecration in my life at a Sunday morning service in 2007 at the same time I understood God’s call on my life to ministry in the Church of the Nazarene.
My wife, Valori, and I have been married for thirty-eight years. We have two daughters, Megan and Melissa, who both serve in ministry and have given me three grandsons.
I currently serve as the Recovery Pastor at the Oroville Church of the Nazarene. My life scripture is 2 Corinthians 5:17-20, “ Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.” NIV.