Dyton L. Owen

Spotting Control Freaks

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  • Posted on February 14th, 2013

I recently wrote an article on “10 Things that Kill Ministry.”  One of the things I listed as a “killer” was control freaks—those who try to…

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Dyton L. Owen

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Dr.  Dyton L. Owen is Senior Pastor of First UMC, Chanute, Kansas.

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