When a pastor makes an unexpected appearance at a church’s chicken farm, you probably won’t be able to tell the difference
The church of the church of Christ in America has a long history of raising chickens.
But a pastor’s unexpected appearance there on Sunday, when he was joined by local chicken farmers, is giving the church an unexpected brand of celebrity status, as well.
“We’re very excited to have him at our flock farm and he’s so happy,” said John Taylor, a spokesman for the church, which is based in Washington, D.C. “We’re not a church that just happens to be raising chickens, we are a church of Jesus Christ in the world.”
The church is also the subject of an upcoming documentary about its work called “Hands on With the Bishop.”
A native of Ohio, Taylor was raised by his grandparents in a small house in his hometown of Cleveland.
He grew up learning about the gospel from a local preacher and soon after earned his degree in theology.
He spent the next 15 years in the ministry, eventually starting a religious ministry in 2008.
He’s one of several pastors at the church in the small town of Woodstock, Ohio.
Taylor has been the church’s pastor since the mid-2000s.
He also leads the local church’s youth ministry and is the head of the local branch of the Southern Baptist Convention.
“I just want to be a part of the conversation and the growth of this community,” he said.
“It’s a real humbling experience for the kids who come out and interact with us.
We’re very proud to be associated with the church and the community.”
While Taylor has been with the congregation since 2007, he says he has never personally been to a flock farm before.
“No, never,” he told ESPN.
“No, I have never been there.
I haven’t seen them.
But if I wanted to, I would be up there.”
This past week, Taylor also gave a talk at the Woodstock High School, the site of the Woodsport Church.
He said he was excited about the opportunity to discuss what he calls “the gospel of chicken” with a young audience.
“One of the biggest things that’s been a great motivator for me, to me, is the fact that we have a young congregation,” he continued.
“So we’re all very young, and there are so many things that we can teach them.
It’s a wonderful opportunity to bring the gospel to people and it’s a great opportunity to give them the gospel.”
The flock farm, located in the Woodstocks town of 100,000, is operated by a family-run farm with a total of about 30 members.
The farm was started by Taylor’s grandmother, who raised chickens on her own farm in Ohio.
The flock farm is the most popular farm in the area, and is a major source of income for the community.
The flock’s founder, Joseph Miller, has said he hopes to raise chickens for his flock as long as he can.
“My wife and I have been together for 28 years and we’ve had four kids and we have never had to do anything for chickens,” he explained.
“The flock has been here for 30 years and has raised a flock that is the biggest and best flock I’ve ever seen in my life.”
The farm’s main operation is a chicken coop with a shed that can be used as a barn.
Miller said he doesn’t plan on selling the flock farm anytime soon.
“Our goal is to raise a flock of about 400 chickens and raise another 150 in the next five years,” he added.
“The flock is here for the good of the flock, and it has to be here.
We want to keep it here.
I’m trying to find a way to keep this flock here.”
The pastor’s flock farm has been in the family since its founding, and the flock is now the largest in the region, according to Miller.
The farm has about a dozen chickens and about 1,000 pounds of chickens raised annually.
He said the farm’s success has allowed the church to expand to a number of other local communities.
“If we didn’t have that flock, we would not have been able to do so much, and now we have that much more,” he noted.
“This flock farm just has so much going on.”