Education: Alumni of Southeastern College of the Assemblies of God in Lakeland, Florida, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA, and Berean University, St. Louis, MO.
Comment to those looking at my sermons: Be sweet. But be honest.
Sermon or series that made a difference: Wow. That’s tough. I guess I would list my influences. T.D. Jakes - especially his old, pre-TBN days. Jentzen Franklin. Old Rod Parsley. T.L. Lowry. Perry Stone. Man, there’s a bunch. Pretty much anything they preach(ed) makes a difference.
One of my favorite illustrations: I’ll have to think about that one.
Family: My wife Jannise and I have been married for almost fifteen years, and have two daughters -- Shiloh (12), and Shara (10). We have been in full-time ministry together for our entire marriage.
What my parents think of my sermons: I guess they like ’em. I HOPE they do. If not... :o(
What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She better like it, otherwise, she’s fired.
Best advice given to me about preaching: Be yourself; don’t try to emulate anyone else’s ministry.
Books that have had an impact: Hinds Feet On High Places, The Divine Romance, and most recently, The Shack. (I know, some hate that one. I didn’t.)
Hobbies: Computers, travel, reading, basketball, running
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: REPENT. It’s still the ONLY message the world really needs.
Something funny that happened while preaching: Well, I guess nothing that hasn’t happened to anyone else. The zipper down... the cell phone going off. There was one lady who kept falling asleep in the services in one of my churches, and it was the running gag that she was "counting ceiling tiles" - she was an older Pentecostal lady. We encouraged her to tie the knot on TOP of her head, to even out the weight, so she didn’t bobble one way or the other.
What I want on my tombstone: He loved.