ABOUT ME

2008 May_2WHO I AM. Hello there, maranatha, and praise the Lord! My name is Gaylord Diaz. I was born and raised on the tiny island of Guam, America’s westernmost territorial frontier in the Pacific Ocean. Educationally, I have a  B.A. in General Science from the University of Guam and a M.A. Religion, Biblical Studies, from the Anderson School of Theology, Anderson, Indiana. Religiously, I was saved as a young boy in Junior High School and was almost immediately aware of God’s call to serve Him and His Church as a minister. I attended the First Church of God, located in Barrigada, Guam (a.k.a. Pacific Ocean Mission), an affiliate of the Church of God denomination, holiness movement, headquartered in Anderson, Indiana.  Ministerially, I am a Pastor-Teacher by calling, entrusted with a whole counsel, Bible-teaching, life-changing ministry. I am currently on hiatus from the pulpit as I concentrate all my energies towards recovering fully from the adverse effects of high blood pressure. Happily married to the former Carma Snavely and blest with six wonderful children—Edgar James, Ana Marie, Melissa Victoria, Elijah Ben, Laura Nicole, and Abigail Rose—we currently reside in northern Indiana, USA.

IMG_0457WHAT I BELIEVE. I guess I can go down the line and tell you everything I believe. But do you know how long that would take? I’m on a schedule! So to simplify things quite a bit, let me say that everything I believe stems from my approach to Scripture. Namely, God said what He meant and He meant what He said. I take God at His Word. What’s figurative is figurative. And it’s meant to be understood figuratively. But, in the main, the Scriptures are literal. And they need to be interpreted literally, linguistically, culturally, historically, dispensationally, and contextually. I let Scripture interpret Scripture. So if the Scriptures say it or teach it, then that, in a nutshell, is what I believe. I know that may not be entirely to your liking because it just isn’t specific enough. But if it really bothers you, drop me an email and ask me where I stand on a particular verse or doctrine and I’ll do my very best to get back to you in a timely manner.

9 Comments

  1. April 1, 2013 at 2:22 AM

    I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to read and “like” one of my posts. Blessings to you!

    • gaylorddiaz said,

      April 1, 2013 at 3:00 PM

      God bless you and give you & hubby guidance and grace. I’ll be dropping by more to check out the rest of your posts. We have two special needs children ourselves, both young adults now, and I marvel at God’s grace towards us and He’s continued work of progress and improvement in Laura’s and Elijah’s life. I’m sooo glad you have the Lord to walk with you thru life’s journey!

      • April 1, 2013 at 5:38 PM

        Yes, I don’t know how I would do all this without the Lord. Thank you for your encouragement!

  2. Douglas Smith said,

    April 7, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    Hey Gaylord. You up for a ping pong match.

    Doug Smith

    • gaylorddiaz said,

      April 7, 2013 at 8:47 PM

      Doug as is Doug from POM Guam days? I’ll take you on anytime…but it must be soon before we need our walking canes. lol. Good hearing from you. Find & friend me on fb.I’d love to reconnect with you.

      • Douglas Smith said,

        April 8, 2013 at 6:45 AM

        Guilty as charged! I’m going to need glasses and maybe a bigger ping pong ball. Maybe you could spot me a few points… Good to “see” you again. It’s been a while. John Saison mentioned that you and Carmen got married. You’ve been blessed with a wonderful family.

      • gaylorddiaz said,

        April 8, 2013 at 8:45 AM

        You are hilarious, Doug. We really have to get together sometime.

  3. Yahobahne said,

    April 16, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    Nice to meet you. Well, you certainly have a rich academic and theological background. Now I’m interested to know how it will tie into your writings…looking forward to reading them. 😊

    • gaylorddiaz said,

      April 16, 2013 at 10:39 AM

      Nice to meet you as well. I look forward to getting acquaianted with you on your blog. Thanks for stopping by.


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