Education: B.S. - Southern Illinois University;
M.Ed. - University of Texas Pan American;
Theological Certification - Concordia Seminary St. Louis through the Hispanic Institute of Theology
Currently working on a D.Min.
Comment to those looking at my sermons: Please remind me if I ever leave out the Cross and Resurrection!
Family: Married for over 36 years... Two great sons; two wonderful daughters-in-law; three incredible grandchildren!
What my parents think of my sermons: I’ll ask them when I get to heaven! :-)
What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: I think that she is ok with most of them. The poor woman listens to me preach three times each Sunday... don’t know if I’d wish that on anybody!
Best advice given to me about preaching: "Always tell them about the Cross and Resurrection!" by a brother, friend and mentor in ministry: Rev. Dr. Eugene Gruell.
Books that have had an impact: "The Holy Bible" - one Author, various writers.
"Blue Like Jazz" by Donald Miller;
"UnChristian" by David Kinnaman
"The Present Future" by Reggie McNeal
"Leading Change" by John Kotter
"The Shack" by William P. Young
Hobbies: Reading; Computers; Working in the yard.
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: "Jesus loves you! Need convincing? - think about what He was willing to go through for you."
Something funny that happened while preaching: While serving Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, one of our elderly parishoners passed out near the end of the worship service. We called the EMS. As they worked on her, she regained consciousness. As the medics tried to convince her to let them transport her to the hospital, my now fully awake parishoner said, "Oh no, I’m OK. I just fell asleep while the pastor was preaching."
What I want on my tombstone: Faithful servant; loving husband; proud father and grandfather.