My husband and I finally found this after much searching. I was asked to share the results, so here it is.......
A certain church somewhere was looking for a pastor. The search committee was reviewing resumes, and they came across one that said this:
"I have many qualifications. I've been a preacher with much success, and also had some success as a writer. Some say I'm a good organizer. I've been a leader most places I've been. I am over 50 years of age. I have never preached in one place more than three years. In some places I have left town after my work has caused riots and disturbances. I must admit I have been in jail three or four times, but not because of any wrongdoing.
My health is not too good, though I still get a great deal done. The churches I have preached in have been small, though located in several large cities. I've not got along too well with religious leaders in towns where I have preached. In fact, some have threatened me and even attacked me physically. I am not too good at keeping records. I have been known to forget whom I have baptized. However, if you can use me, I shall do my best for you."
The chair of the committee addressed the others: "What do you think? Shall we consider him?" The others were aghast. Hire an unhealthy, trouble-making, absent-minded, ex-jailbird? Was the chair crazy? Who was this applicant anyway? Who would have such colossal nerve? The chair glanced down at the bottom of the page.
It's signed, she said, "The Apostle Paul."