Pastor Daryl Borello
I’ve been a Christian for 35 years. I haven’t always walked closely with Christ but His mercies are new everyday. I haven’t been in professions that generally supports Christianity, although that’s no excuse. I’m fairly unique in the diversity of my qualifications, skills and talents in that you don’t meet many men who are career public safety professionals yet are also licensed pastors, although we are out there.
As a United States Army veteran I spent time as a Long Range Recon Patrol operative. Working behind enemy lines to gather human intelligence which enabled the military to formulate their plans of action. Leaving the military life I became a municipal police officer in the gang infested central valley of California. I held duties such as counter sniper and bomb squad commander in addition to a violent crimes detective and undercover narcotics detective. After 13 years I made the jump to the corrections side of public safety and held the positions of security threat management administrator and chief investigator. As I matured in years, it came time for a desk job and switched to training administrator where I ran a corrections academy for an agency with approximately 4500 public employees. I have now landed, with the same agency, as the assistant director for human resources.
I say fairly unique qualification because in addition to this “bread” provider career, I am also a licensed pastor and currently serve as the men’s ministry director and safety & security director for my local church.
So why bother with a blog? My passion is men’s ministry. My passion is seeing men constantly move closer to having the mind of Christ; to see men lead their family’s as Christ leads and loves the church. However, the issue I find breaking my heart most often is seeing men in church year after year simply warming a pew seat, checking the box of church attendance every week or sometimes once a month; once a quarter or once a year. Men that year after year exhibit no spiritual growth, that run out of church before the last worship song is over to catch the last 5 minutes of the game on television.
This life is but a vapor men! James 4:14 says, “Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are mist that appears for a little and then vanishes” (NIV). We are all given a choice; to use our God-given gifts and energy for the kingdom of God or seek earthly success for 80-90 years only to see it vanish as a vapor in the outdoor air. My goal, the purpose of this blog, is to assist and encourage you to choose wisely while you can, before we turn to vapor.
My life verse is Acts 20:24 and it reads, “However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me-the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.”
And the desire of my heart is that each man finish this race EXHAUSTED!