Education: BA, Biblical Studies - Evangel College, Springfield MO - 1994
M.Div. - Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield MO - 1997
Comment to those looking at my sermons: What I take to the pulpit is usually an outline format of my study notes. The sermons I submit may seem like a combination of outlines and manuscripts. Hopefully they won’t confuse you. I have found this format quite uesful as it allows me to be flexible while staying with my notes.
Sermon or series that made a difference: My Brother preached at Dallas First Baptist in October, 2002 regarding the danger of taking God lightly. Probably the most thought provoking Sermon I have heard in the last 5 years.
Family: From a family of 4 boys and 1 girl.
Married in 1988,
3 sons and 1 daughter.
Cherokee, Irish, and German heritage.
What my parents think of my sermons: They are my parents...They think I’m wonderful even when I’m pathetic
What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: See "What my parents think..." The difference is that she is a bit more realistic and can kindly tell me when I really messed up. My greatest critic and my greatest ally.
Best advice given to me about preaching: Be prepared. Don’t dare go up there and "wing it". Take seriously your responsibility to "preach the Word"
Hobbies: Reading, Woodworking, Tinkering, Loretta (my wife’s name for my computer).
Something funny that happened while preaching: Discovered Zipper open mere seconds before taking the pulpit. Close Call.
What I want on my tombstone: Pepperoni