Unassuming, hard-working, genius
Always mindful of his family, committed, loving, caring
He and Jewel did life together, 55 years

Mike was faithful to the Lord
Faithful with his witness
Proud of his boys, loved people

His life was fast-paced
A warrior at heart, he fought for what was right
He connected with people

A wise business man, everyone won with Mike
He was imaginative, positive and successful
An excellent communicator

An efficient and effective provider
Great talent, brilliant strategist
His business was well developed and significant

Mike was versatile and astute
Always up to speed on business processes
A resourceful, dedicated leader

Mike loved the Lord
He was a good student of the Word
Life will be different without him

We miss Mike
We suffer his loss
He is rejoicing with Jesus

Clay Corvin – In honor and tribute to my friend
June 13, 2018



A passionate witness to the Lord Jesus Christ
Willing to do whatever it takes to win the lost
Ed is a faithful loving pastor

Ed’s family of the utmost importance
He loves them immeasurably, complete and total
Always, always making sure his wife and child knew his love
Experienced his love, they were special to him
He continues until this very day
Ed is a faithful parent and husband, a faithful loving pastor

All of the churches Ed has served and now serve
He equips them for the Gospel
They love one another and care about people
Christ is important, and they share that importance
Ed is a soul winner and a faithful loving pastor

A tireless servant, an erudite compassionate preacher
His messages communicate the love of Jesus and the power of God
His life is an example as a faithful, zealous servant of the Lord High God
Ed is winsome, kind, gifted and skilled
People seek him out, his council is valuable
Ed is tireless and a faithful loving pastor

Ed is a student of God’s Word, it guides his life
The Word is preached, taught and caught
People see Ed’s example, do what Ed does
A follower of Jesus, always leading people to Christ
Ed is a student of the Word and a faithful loving pastor

Christ, family, church, the lost
Ed focuses on the most important things in a Christ like life
He is helpful and kind, always going the second mile
A visionary, a warrior, a priest
Ed knows the right way to go and he is a faithful loving pastor

Clay Corvin
To my friend and mentor Ed Johnson
June 2, 2018


Determined for the Gospel
Zealous for the cause of Christ
Unremitting in his efforts to tell everyone about Jesus
Energetic and vigorous in sharing Christ
Hard working and dynamic in his proclamation of the Gospel

Loves his wife, an amazing partner in life
She is perfect in all her ways
Gifted and skilled as Nelson
She too is dynamic in her Gospel sharing
The two are equipped to constantly witness to Jesus

A family filled with love
Each focused on the other
Developing Godly beloved adults
Lives that continue in Christ
Living the Gospel in their life and witness

Our Giant is an erudite pastor
His sermons scholarly works
That communicate to the street
People hear and understand
Everything he does is a witness to Christ

A winsome warrior
When he speaks people listen
Wise and gifted, he really cares for people
Identifying their needs
Everyone is valuable

“He ain’t nothin but a winner”
His life exemplifies “Christ is all and in all”
He refuses the negative
His goal-that all might come to Christ
A kingdom Giant, he walks the land as God’s servant

Clay Corvin
New Orleans, LA
May 25, 2018



Life has a way of pressing on us, confining us, defining us
We find ourselves out of place, the old days renewed, failure all around
I did, I was, I can’t – time’s short – not enough money seems to say it all
You are not what you were, you are who you are, now, tomorrow
Define yourself in Christ-Begin now to be who He says you can be

Realize that the Christ life is a process, it has a beginning so start, now
Christ like living is a process, not a performance, we are now creatures
Be what you are called to be, forget the past, forget the failures
I will not let yesterday define today or tomorrow, I belong to Jesus, He is Lord
Christ created me and He will build victory into everything I do-claim it, it’s true

Step one is to get a grip. Jesus is Lord. He has a hold on me. It is His grip
It’s not my feeble services that I live on, it is Christ in me, alive and active
I am pressed at every point of my being, overwhelmed but not overrun
Jesus gives me His victory, His strength, His wisdom, mercy, grace and understanding
I am free, Jesus uses me, as He sees fit to use me and I trust Him

I see myself, it’s not my efforts, it is my surrender
Jesus is Lord of me and everything I touch, including failure and faltering
He knows me, all of me, every day there will be a me, Jesus really is Lord of all things
Therefore, I can trust Him, I can turn to Him, Christ encourages me in the midst of life
Every moment from this moment forward, I surrender to Jesus, change me Lord, change me

The way I was is not the way I have to be, I am new in Christ, a new creature
Created by Him to live as He lived, in confidence and surrender to the Father’s will
I have important things to do, everyone I come in contact with needs Jesus
They need His love, His life and His gift – relationship is critical, people count
Each one counts with the Lord – He calls me to care for them, to tell them the News

God has called me, and you, to strive to grow in Christ likeness, to be like Him
Service is critical, the question is not how much I do, it is will I serve God’s purpose
Am I surrendered? Am I usable? Will I do as the Father calls me to do?
He calls me to be with Him, spend time with Him, grow and know Him
He calls me to be like Jesus, care for others like Jesus cared

Will I get the picture? Will I change and be like Jesus?
It’s a choice. The Father, the Holy Spirit, Jesus provide everything I need to Press On
Today, this moment is like no other in my life-I will live like Jesus live
Change will be part of my daily walk-prayer, forgiveness, love, surrender, sacrifice
I am pressing on under the powerful strength of Jesus-all to Jesus I surrender-He is Lord

Clay Corvin February 10, 2018



O the JOY!

A joyful noise, praise ye the Lord
Singing praises, lauding His Holy Name
Head lifted up, enemies set aside
We do in Him and through Him
Our aim honor His name

Jesus born in Bethlehem, praise ye the Lord
Shepherds were the first to hear, praised His name
Came to Bethlehem to see the God child
Worshipped Jesus and shared what they had seen far and wide
They went with joy and peace, they saw salvation

Why did the announcement come to the Shepherds? Praise ye the Lord
They were not wise by any one’s eyes
No power there, just lonely shepherds
No privilege, no titles, no academic accomplishments
They were just shepherds, the world had overlooked them

Everyone counts with the Lord, praise ye the Lord
All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God
Jesus died that all might have access to the forgiveness of God
If you choose Jesus, He chooses you, a free gift from the Father
Let us go to Bethlehem and see what God has done

God chooses everyone who responds in faith, praise ye the Lord
Herod, the wise, the nobility, the religious all ignored God
The lowly, the meek, the misfit, the disenfranchised-good news
God chooses you, listen to Shepherds call, the Lord has come
Choose freely all and one, Jesus God’s son was born in Bethlehem

Born that you might have forgiveness, praise ye the Lord
Bringing healing in His touch, access to the Father
Membership in God’s family, everything about your life changed
Father, Son and Holy Spirit One, the angels praise the Son
Jesus is God’s everything, He has come for you

Clay Corvin December 16, 2017



Another birthday-I know you don’t want to be reminded
We owe you big time-for a multitude of things you do every day
Thank you for partnering with me these 49 years
I never thought I would lived that long-but we have together

Kindness is your strong suit
You care for me, our children and grand-children without a second thought
No matter how grumpy we are, how difficult
You move through your day with grace
Making us feel value and worth by your consistent kindness

Sacrifice is a close second
I’ve traveled all our married life and it has been tough on you
You’ve never complained, never shirked taking 100% of the responsibility
We are truly partners but so often you pull my share too
I am so blessed by you, thank you, thank you, thank you

Love for me and each of our family members runs deep
You express it in so many ways
By the meals you make, washing clothes
Organizing our household, keeping the house running in good order
I am overwhelmed at times with the work pace you keep

Peace and joy undergird your day
I feel it, I need it, I am grateful for it
Jesus in you, shared with me and all of us
It’s who you are
Precious to the Lord and me and our family

Wise and caring, forgiving and understanding
I am so blessed to be with you
To have a wife like you
The recipient of your devotion

CLAY CORVIN 11/29/17




A core of steel, a heart of gold
Caring, wise, able
Sold out for Jesus

Wife and friend
Her husband the best
She knows the way

Obstacles surmounting
No quit, no fear
Jesus has her hand

She is bright as a rising sun
Luminous as a full moon
Attracting people with ease

A learner, a doer
Vibrant and strong
Growing through adversity

Family, friends, the needy
Count with her
Serving, listening, helping

Jesus her goal
Following Him each day
Becoming more like Jesus

Her life an open book
Sacrifice a strength
You are God’s child

CC. 11/23/17



Exodus to the Exile Israel constantly sinned
Choosing idols over God – they did it their way
Stoning the prophets – idolizing religion
Hosea shared Gomer’s life – amidst the sin he loved her

Before we cast any stones, let’s look at the ground we are on
My feet follow a selfish path, my way, poor me, all alone
Yet the Father calls me to change, Israel was the same
They didn’t listen, neither do I

In the fullness of time the Father’s wrath carried Israel away
The land was barren for hundreds of years; a truth prophesied
Becoming reality, destroyed a nation beloved of God
He did it their way, sin results in destruction, God’s call-change

I’m thinking of my life, maybe yours too
How often we think our plans are God’s plans and we can see them through
The pain and anguish from foolish ways, why me Lord our cry
But the Word is complete-it points to me-bend your knee-follow ME

Hosea travailed over Gomer, He trusted the Lord God
Instructions were followed to the letter, his pain more than I can imagine
God loved Hosea, Hosea loved Gomer, God loves Israel
Even after all this the Father was still seeking Israel’s best good

Jesus is seeking you, He hurts when you hurt
Christ knows that He can equip us to stand in the face of evil
It must be our choice, Jesus is with us, the Holy Spirit resides in our heart
Let the Lord have your weakness, He will give you His strength

Life passes quickly, we cast ourselves as the lead in our living play
The problem is that Jesus is the lead, we are to follow His say
Bend the knee to Jesus, ask Him to take your hand, give Him your life
Evil will leave your presence; His power will lead you His way

Clay Corvin October 28, 2017



It’s often hard to sleep
So much going on, I toss and turn
Everything is happening, I feel the anxiety of the day

My creator lives, he handled all things
Before I arrived
After I’m gone, the Father will continue to handle all things

Why do I fumble with my sleep?
It’s hard enough when I’m relaxed
Yet I continue in pain, O Lord, please know my name

Jesus is my Savior, He gives me His righteousness
He is Lord, I am not, so when my journey begins I trust Him
He is my help, He will be with me, guiding me

The Father is watching over me, He is my Lord
He never tires and never sleeps
He will not let me stumble and fall, Jesus is attentive to me

I seek to simplify my life, it will be gone too soon to be complicated
Holy Spirit speak to me, remind me to praise Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Help me experience your love in a new and deep way, I want to know YOU Lord

The Lord is good in every way
Every thought the Lord has for me is a thought for good
He is with me, here now, available 24/7-I count with Jesus

CC October 27, 2017


Not a full head – A Changed life
Heart pure – Life transparent
Each one of us is responsible to live like Jesus – God focus
Trusting, Obeying – Letting His Word change us
Not me taking God’s Word and accosting others – Living my life as I please
The Lord our God is the only God, the one true God
Composed of Father, Son and Holy Ghost – there are no other gods
He is here, He knows what we are doing – Jesus is alive and active in us
We cannot ignore Him – we do so at great risk for our choice against God is His wrath
His will cannot be ignored – He is calling each one of us to be World Changers
God loves me – I desperately need His love – Jesus save me and keep me
He disciplines me – I am His child – His discipline moves me out of harm’s way
Calling me to repent – To turn from my sinful ways – I sin so easily and quickly
The Lord is my shepherd – Guiding me, directing me, keeping me
Unless I am changing there is no relationship with the Lord God
The World encourages easy answers – cool, tough and tender
Follow me the World says – the wide road, the easy road, the self-directing road
Do what you want – Live the way you feel you should – oh I’ve studied Buddha
The sky, the Earth, the birds, the bees – my observations says
Yet ALL have sinned and fallen short of God – God has revealed His way of salvation in Jesus
God is not distant – we don’t capture Him
He loves the loveless – For God so lived that He gave His only begotten Son
He is God and we are not – He seeks us – He calls us – But we have to listen or we miss the call
Jesus is the only way to the Father – Salvation is a gift from God
By faith we claim His salvation – By faith we believe in Him and live for Him – I surrender
Clay Corvin – August 19, 2017