I am currently serving as co-pastor with Lewis Brown of Melody Lakes Baptist Church in Waverly Hall, Georgia and part-time minister of pastoral care at Calvary Baptist Church in Columbus, GA.
I have over 45 years in full-time preaching ministry encompassing a wide-range of experiences including five years in youth ministry, eleven years as full-time pastor, thirteen years active duty as Navy chaplain, a short 15 month chaplaincy with a rescue mission, nine years as an associate pastor of a large church with multi-ministries, and 6 years as full-time chaplain of an assisted living community.
I have dabbled in writing for most of my life but only became serious about writing in 2003. I wrote a weekly blog on the subject of humility for several years and then self-published the book “True Humility” with WestBow Press in 2012. That book is available only as an ebook on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and others, but will soon be available as a hard or soft cover book. I have a new book released in November, 2021: Commandments of Jesus. Jesus gave us a mission before He ascended into heaven, “go into all the world and make disciples, baptizing . . . and teaching them to observe all things I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20). My book is a look into scripture to answer the question “what commandments?”
My blog at www.normandrummond.com is a weekly post focused on Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy – meditate on these things.”
Connie, my sweet wife, has been by my side for 47 years. She is a retired nurse. She and I retired May, 2020. Rachel, my daughter and mother of our four granddaughters and two grandsons, is a graduate of Georgia State University and pastor’s wife in Woodstock, Georgia. Daniel, my son, is a graduate of University of Georgia, and IT Specialist and Mobile Applications Director at Southern Regional Extension Forestry . Daniel lives in Costa Rica.