My name is Duke Taber and I am a bi-vocational pastor at The Vineyard Church smack dab in the heart of Silicon Valley in San Carlos CA.
I started my secondary career in blogging 7 years ago with the website called Taber’s Truths.
It was a stunning success for a guy who knew nothing about blogging, being a webmaster, or how to write effectively. All I had was a vision from God.
Over the years I learned a lot about being a webmaster and realized that the domain name Taber’s Truths didn’t communicate what was needed for a ministry website. So I moved all my content to a new domain.
Earlier this year I finally had inspiration. It may sound crazy but I think it is a God sized vision. I am using Taber’s Best Reviews to earn affiliate income in order to support bi-vocational pastors and missionaries.
Early in my pastoral career, I had to be bi-vocational. I had to hold down a full-time job, pastor a church, and try to take care of my family. It honestly was too much. My wife and kids suffered dramatically and it has effected them since.
I don’t want to see this happen to other young families trying to enter the ministry. So I am trying an experiment. I am seeing if it is possible to earn a full-time income doing affiliate blogging.
If this site is successful, then I am going to support 10 bi-vocational pastors or missionaries for 1 year and teach them what I have learned with Taber’s Best Reviews so they can quit their secular jobs and start an affiliate blog business and have much more time for their wives and kids.
It is a work in progress, so if you have a question or concern, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I think that is a God sized mission and vision. Don’t you?