Who is in my family? My wife, Robin, and I were married in 1975. We were blessed with two sons: Joshua, born in 1980, and Lucas, born in 1983. Josh lives near St. Louis, MO., and Lucas is currently residing in Sasayoma, Japan.
Where did I go to School? I received a B.S. in Education from Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO; Attended Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, St. Louis Campus; received Masters of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry Degrees from Luther Rice Seminary, near Atlanta, GA. Where have I ministered before? Associate Pastor: Maryville Baptist ChurchSenior Pastor: Caledonia Baptist Church; United Missionary Baptist; FBC Eldorado, FBC Du Quoin (all in Illinois).Associate Executive Director: Church Strengthening, Illinois Baptist State Association.
When did I ask Jesus into my heart? 1970 (Age 13) - at a Baptist Student Union led youth revival at my home church (FBC Ullin, IL).
What is the Lord teaching me now? That He is in control and that I am to be patient with His perfect timing.
In what way do I see the Lord ministering at FBC Marion? I see the church family enthusiastically embracing the call to Love God, Love Others, and Lead the Life Jesus died on the cross to give us.
Hobbies? Running, movies, reading, most sports--especially baseball.
A favorite place to eat? Cracker Barrel
A book I have read and would recommend besides the Bible: Discipled Warriors by Dr. Chuck Lawless