Touchdown, I’m an Author!

Happy Monday!

Thank you for stopping in for today’s very special blog. Drum roll please! After many weeks of careful, prayerful, and highly intensive negotiations, I am very pleased to make the following historical announcement:

On Thursday afternoon, I became an official AUTHOR of Destiny Image Publishers!

The contract we signed is unheard of for a first time author. I’m promised a release date of no later than August and as early as April!

Here are just a few of my many Destiny Image fellow authors: Please visit their websites!

Heidi Baker

Reinhart Bonke

Juanita Bynum

Morris Cerullo

Mahesh and Bonnie Chavda

Dr. Mark Chirona

Randy Clark

Kim Clemment

Bobby Conner

Graham Cook

Billy Joe Daughtery

Mark Dupont

Lou Engle

Gene Edwards

Francis Frangipane

James Goll

Bill Hamon

Dr. Rodney Howard Brown

TD Jakes

Bill Johnson

Rick Joyner

Terry Law

David Ravenhill

Oral Roberts

RW Shambach

Dutch Sheets

Steve Shultz

Tommy Tenney

Steve Thompson

Lance Wallnau

And NOW…

Chuck Balsamo

Thank you God, for making me far-fetched promises… and keeping every one of them! Thank you for loving me, even when I was not lovable. Thank you for saving me from an empty, sinful, and hopeless life. Thank you for giving me the gift of salvation, the presence of your Holy Spirit, and 20 years of unmerited blessing! You have blown my mind again, for the millionth time! I love my relationship with You more than anything else in this entire universe!

For more information about my coming book, Make Me a Legend, please check out the book blog archive.

As you may know, I’ve accumulated 204 college credit hours over the past 8 years! This week, I am sending my 107,000 word manuscript (doctoral dissertation) to Life Christian University. They tell me the grading process takes several months… and when it’s over, I will receive my Doctorate of Ministry!

According to Wikipedia, the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree is, according to The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS), a doctoral level degree oriented toward ministerial leadership often in an area of applied theology, such as missions, evangelism, church leadership, pastoral psychology or the psychology of religion, church growth, church administration, homiletics, or spiritual formation.

Under Association of Theological Schools (ATS) guidelines, one needs to have completed the equivalent of 3 years of full-time ministry after the initial theological degree, normally the Master of Divinity (M.Div.). If the initial theological degree is not equivalent to the M.Div., preliminary coursework may be required before entering a D.Min. program.

The purpose of the Doctor of Ministry degree is to enhance the practice of ministry for persons who hold the M.Div. degree and have engaged in ministerial leadership.

The D.Min. program requires the equivalent of usually one full year of academic study and the completion of the doctoral dissertation or project. Normally, the degree requires from three to six years to complete.

This is a very exciting time for my family, and for our church family and friends! Thank you all for believing in us, praying for us, and serving with us. Together, we are on the brink of changing the world!

Here’s a great song for this moment: Desperation Band, Overcome


I just finished praying for you (with tremendous passion), hoping you really feel the difference. Please leave your comments here on this blog site so that we will always have a record of your beautiful additions.

Make this a most triumphant Monday! Do something FUN, it’s the Christmas season, remember?

With much love…

Dream Big, Live Bold, and Make the Difference!


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14 thoughts on “Touchdown, I’m an Author!

    • I do not physically attend your church. However, I read your blog. I love your heart and passion for the Lord. The people in your congregation are blessed to have you. I am looking forward to your book. I pray God continues to bless you,your family and your church family. May this book bless all who read it! Congratulations!

  1. So excited for you guys and the ministry.

    God Is up to something Miraculous.

    We are all blessed to be a part of your life at such a momentous time!!!

  2. Thank you for keeping your eyes and heart on GOD through all of your adversity the past couple of years! You and your Family are AMAZING people and you have a heart and passion for the people that is second to no one:) I feel PRIVILEGED to call you my PASTOR but more importantly my Friend:)))

  3. Congrats my brother in Christ. I am so excited for the world to get to know you through your book and even more excited for people to get to know Jesus through your book.

    Wow a Doctorate!!!!! Congrats.

    Love you all lots.

  4. I am so excited for you! This is a very long awaited announcement and I know you are thrilled to be able to finally see the vision come to life!

    I know I am! Congratulations and this is just the beginning, I know it is. I know I can't wait to share this book with the world. Love you guys.

  5. Thanks Zenobia, same to you!!

    Thanks S. Phillips, what does the “S” stand for?

    Thank you Tammy Wade! I’m so happy to be celebrating this milestone with beautiful people like you all!

    Jimmy Floyd, you such a GREAT friend!!

    Nuala, thank you for leading in the comment stats!! You are my biggest blog fan of all time!

    Brett, let’s set up some meetings in Australia! I need to come there on a ministry tour.

    Vickie, meeee too!!

    Ben! I almost marked you as a spammer because of that obscene photo!! lol

  6. Woooooooohooooooooooo!!! This is all awesome news! I still remember when we first walked into DFC which was DRC at the time and you had just recently become pastor there! You have always had a huge vision for your life and the ministry! I am so glad we are able to celebrate with you!!! Congratulations!! Doctrine and a book! Love you guys!!!

  7. I am still stunned that I, along with our eager friends, am able to stand so close to this super nova, MAKE ME A LEGEND! I am so excited for the world! God has surely sent this message as a call to the entire globe!

    So much has been conquered, yet there is so much more yet to win!

    Congratulations, well done!