Friday, August 19, 2011

John3:16 Network Blog Tour – Bernard Boulton

Please welcome Bernard Boulton.

Bernard has been a reader since at the age of five when his cousin Yvette placed a book in his hand and introduced him to the wonderful world of books. Throughout his life he has read fiction and nonfiction books that has gripped his imagination and made him believe in greater things.

Bernard’s reading sparked a desire in him to one day produce his own story. As he got older the spark became a vision and the vision is about to be manifested through his first novel.

As a student at the Cuyahoga Community College Bernard was mentored by Dr. George Eppley who encouraged his gift and ability in writing. Dr. Eppley encouraged Bernard to pursue his writing for publication. As a member of the New Sardis Church in Cleveland Ohio Bernard used his gifts in writing as a staff member of the church’s newsletter. Bernard continues to be thankful for Pastor Larry Tatum and Lady Iris B. Tatum for the opportunity to write and move in his purpose of writing.

Bernard attended the Cleveland Ohio Public School System graduating from East High in June 1985. He attended Cuyahoga Community College, Warren Bible Institute, Moody Bible Institute and he graduated from Christian Life School of Theology where he received an Associate degree in Theology.

Bernard gave his life to Jesus at the age of eight and entered the preaching ministry at the age of seventeen. He is a widely traveled preacher with a relevant word and he has ministered in the Word throughout the United States and Haiti. He has pastored churches in the states of West Virginia, Texas and Virginia. He is in his ninth year as the pastor of the New Mine Creek Church in south Virginia.

Do You Wanna Be Made Whole? ISBN 13: 978-0-9843213-0-8

Pastor James Maxwell knows the pain of making poor choices that damages families. He has dedicated his life to helping men avoid the mistakes that he has made in his life. Now he walks through the valley with three of his spiritual sons as they try to find their way to wholeness.

  • ·         Will Pastor Maxwell be able to help Theo find forgiveness for the one who betrayed him?
  • ·         Will Pastor Maxwell be able to help Michael who suffered a great tragedy in his life?
  • ·         Will Pastor Maxwell be able to help Adam face his past and discover a new future?

How long have you known you wanted to be an author?

I have known that I wanted to be an author since I was a little boy. I loved reading and that sparked my interest in wanting to write like the authors I was reading.

Can you tell me a little bit about your newest book?

My novel, Do You Wanna Be Made Whole?, is about a pastor who mentors three men. Each man is dealing with a traumatic situation in his life and the pastor helps them to navigate through their pain to finding wholeness.

When a reader gets done with your book, what do you want them to come away with?

My prayer is that my book will help you to find hope and know that no matter what happened in your life yesterday you can start again.

Is there a place you have always wanted to visit? A vacation spot, historical monument, overseas, etc?

I have been blessed to have traveled throughout the United States and I have visited Haiti and Nigeria. But the place I would love to go to is Egypt.

What one event would you love to be at? Historical or future?

My favorite historical period was the first century when the Christian faith was being established. I would have loved to have seen that.

Do you have a favorite hobby?

Reading is my favorite hobby.

Is there something about you most people wouldn't know?

Yes but I don’t want to tell it.

Do you have any suggestions for the aspiring writer?

To be a successful writer never forget that God must remain first in your pursuit. Find a mentor that can help you reach your goals and remain persistent.

How can readers connect with you?

I can be found at my website At Face Book WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/BERNARD.BOULTON. And at twitter!/idealwriter.


  1. I love Bernard's honest and 'to the point' answers. Phew! The tour is almost done!

  2. Thanks for checking in Tracy. You've been a faithful follower throughout the tour.

  3. Thanks Sid for hosting me today. Thank you Tracy for your support.

  4. Great article/interview on Bernard. I just received his book and have in my list to read.

  5. Thanks, Tom. I appreciate you stopping by and commenting.

  6. Great interview! It's always so interesting to read how other writers began their journey. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Good morning, Kim. Thanks for the comments. Yes, that's what I liked about the John 3:16 Fiction Tour was getting to know our friends better.