God in America
Support provided by:
PastorTylerOdell

Faithbook PastorTylerOdell

Show me thy ways O Lord, teach me thy paths, Lead me in thy truth and teach me, for thou art the God of my Salvation, on thee do I wait all the day. Psalms 25:4-5

How Do You Imagine God?
God in America and USA WEEKEND Magazine are partnering to explore Americans' images of God.

How do you imagine God? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Our Heavenly Father is Spirit & has a Spiritual body, and as our Creator is all powerful.

My Beliefs

I believe ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator I believe God has a Master Plan for mankind. Jesus Christ died for our sins. The Holy Scriptures are God's written word for mankind. Prophecy is being fulfilled just as it was written.
My most powerful moment of belief was ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator My earliest memory was of Jesus.
My spiritual life means... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator knowing my Creator. We have two bodies, one of flesh & one of Spirit. Our Spirit relates to the Holy Spirit who created us.
My spiritual role model is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Foremost Yeshua Jesus Christ Messiah. Other teachers I have also learned from are: Pastor Arnold Murray, Charles Jennings, Grant Jeffery, Perry Stone, Pat Boone, Zola Levitt, Les Feldrick, John Hagee, David Jeremiah, Hal Linsley, & Jack Hayford, just to mention a few. I may not agree with all their teachings, but I have learned from all of them.
The tenet/practice/teaching I appreciate most about my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Father hears our prayers and has a Master plan for us. He wants us to be happy and live peacefully. God loves His creation.

My Faith History

My spiritual journey has been ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator has taken me through many Christian teachings, including several online Bible courses, Seventh Day Adventist, Jehovah Witness, Later Day Saints & Catholic. I studied with the Church of God and was baptised at the Church of Christ. I am of Non Denominational faith now. Most of my adult life I have worked at Libraries & managed Bookstores. My love of reading has encouraged my Spiritual journey. 1 person liked this
I was raised as ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Baptist and Methodist.
Are your beliefs or practices different from your parents? If so, how and why? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Dad was Southern Baptist. Mom is agnostic. She believes in reincarnation & astrology.
If you have children, did becoming a parent change your relationship to faith? If so, how? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Maybe... becoming a parent helps you more understand the relationship between Father & His children- no greater love.

How I Practice My Faith

Where and when do you practice your faith? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator I am an ordained minister. I have certificates & diploma's in both my maiden & married names. My first name is Faith, online I am Pastor Tyler Odell.
Does your family practice more than one religion or faith? If so, how do you blend the traditions? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator My sisters & I are of the Non Denominational faith. One sister believes in the Rapture doctrine. We debate that doctrine. Many in my family are married to Catholic's. Most of my cousins are Baptist. We do not argue their doctrines, nor judge them. Only our Heavenly Father can judge, for only He knows the heart, and we thank God for that.
How easy or difficult is it to live your faith? Why? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator The devil puts up many roadblocks and uses many methods to distract and mislead. We must remain aware & alert, and study the scriptures daily for our Salvation is at hand.
In my house, the thing that most represents my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator my Bible collection.

Religion & the Public Square

What should be the role of religion in politics? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Our Lord's Kingdom is not part of this world.
Should courses about religion be taught in public schools? Why or why not? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator History of Religions should be taught in public schools. Scripture history is more truthful than history books written by man who put themselves in the best light. Religion is a big part of history & should not be left out of education. Our children need to be taught truth, not theories.
Should the Bible, Torah, Quran or other religious texts be taught as works of literature in public schools? Why or why not? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator The books of Pslams & Proverbs has some of the best literature ever written in them.
Is interfaith dialogue important? Why or why not? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator It is very important to discuss and not judge. Respect works both ways. We need to understand each other and seek out truth and learn from each other.
Do you feel comfortable discussing your faith with others? Why/why not? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator We are commissioned to share the Good News of the Gospel and make disciples. Matthew 28:16-20 and Mark 16:15-18 We discuss, not force or bully, nor judge or appear superior. 1 person liked this
Do you feel that you have a duty, because of your faith, to put your beliefs into action? What are some of those actions? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator You live as you believe, you set a good or bad example for others. 1 person liked this
Has 9/11 had any impact on your thoughts about religion? Are you more/less interested in learning about other religions? Do you feel more/less comfortable expressing your religious beliefs? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator 9-11-01 was a big wake up call for America. It intensified my spiritual awakening.

PastorTylerOdell's Favorite Pages

WMGRANT WMGRANT
Stan Stan
Sara Sara
Kwana Kwana

Who's Favorited PastorTylerOdell

ggp ggp
Jules Jules

Get Involved

Interested in touring your community's sacred spaces? Want to host a God in America viewing party? Visit our Outreach page for details.
Major funding for God in America provided by the Pew Charitable Trusts and the John E. Fetzer Institute, Inc.  Additional funding provided by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. God in America is produced for PBS by WGBH Boston.
The Pew Charitable TrustsFetzer InstituteThe Arthur Vining Davis FoundationsWGBH
Exclusive corporate funding for American Experience provided by Liberty Mutual.  Major funding provided by The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.  Major funding for FRONTLINE provided by The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.  Additional funding provided by the Park Foundation.  God in America, FRONTLINE and American Experience are made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Public Television viewers.
Liberty MutualAlfred P. Sloan FoundationMacArthur FoundationPark FoundationThe Corporation for Public BroadcastingPBS

Published October 11, 2010

FRONTLINE and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE are registered trademarks of WGBH Educational Foundation
Privacy Policy   PBS Privacy Policy   PBS Terms of Use
Web Site Copyright ©1995-2011 WGBH Educational Foundation