Education: I have no formal education in the Scriptures. I have spent much time in personal study and memory work, while also reading and listening to sermons from many outstanding preachers. I have been studying Greek for about 2 years now. After high school I attended Transylvania University and Shawnee State University, studying accounting, but I did not finish with my degree.
One of my favorite illustrations: Boiling a frog is no different than denominationalism creeping its way into an individual's life or into a congregation. Satan will not work in obvious ways, but he'll turn up the heat gradually until Christians are boiling in a pot of false teaching. This is why we must also study to show ourselves approved and rightly divide the Word.
Family: My wife, Stephanie, and I have been married since March 24, 2010. We have no children yet. When I was very young, my family went to a New Year party at our church and while each person prayed through the new year in our prayer circle, my dad prayed that God would use him in any way He saw fit. Not long after that, my dad began preaching. Without that prayer, I may have never started preaching myself.
Best advice given to me about preaching: Don't preach until midnight or you'll risk killing someone.
Books that have had an impact: The Bible
Hobbies: I love to travel the backroads anywhere I go. I also like baseball and golfing.
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God unto salvation.
Something funny that happened while preaching: I was preaching an evening service and said, "Open your Bibles this morning..." The funny thing about this is I made light of the situation that I had just messed up, and then turned right around and said it again. Before the sermon was over I said it a total of 4 times. On another occasion I preached from a totally diferrent passage of scripture than what I told the audience. I heard a lot of page turning that night.