Education: In 1986, I graduated form Maritime Christian College in Charlottetown with a B.A. in bible.
Comment to those looking at my sermons: Most of my sermons tend to be expository in nature. They may not be the best or the worst sermons you have ever heard or read, but it is my prayer that they will be used of God to bring a blessing to you.
Sermon or series that made a difference: I cannot think on any in particular that really stick out in my mind. One series I had enjoyed very much was a series I had done many years ago titles: "Ponderings From The Pew." This was a series of messages where one whole summer I responded to questions that came from the congregation and were placed in a Suggestion box.
One of my favorite illustrations: My home church is the Church of Christ on Deer Island, in SW New Brunswick. Until recent years when government light had been placed there a light was always left on in the steeple of the Church building. The fishermen coming back to port would aim for the light of the church building and be guided past the ledges, and safely to port. I have always thought it was the perfect picture of the role of the church to give a light to bring safety through Christ.
Family: I was married in 1990, but unfortunately that marriage had come to an end. From the marriage I was blessed with three sons, and as of January 2013 have become grandfather to a beautiful little girl.
What my parents think of my sermons: My family have always been some of my greatest supporters for ministry. When my grandparents were still alive they especially would follow me wherever I went to hear me when I would preach. My maternal grandmother encouraged me for years to enter the ministry. On a comical note, I remember when being a child my grandmother saying I had to become a preacher, for I was too clumsy to be anything else.
Best advice given to me about preaching: Not even sure who said it, but perhaps the greatest advice I have been given for preaching is to "Not lose sight of Christ, or the Word of God."
Books that have had an impact: This is a hard question to answer as I have read many books and many of them have been very valuable to me and even ministered to me in a special way at that time. One book I had read a Year ago that I found very thought provoking and challenging was Kyle Idleman's Not a Fan. another book I had read years ago that had challenged me was the old Christian classic: In His Steps by Charles Sheldon
Hobbies: I enjoy reading, photography, computers, and nature. Love to go for a walk or hike through the woods or by the ocean. I also enjoy listening to music. I enjoy interaction with others, and also spending time with my new granddaughter.
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Now is the day of salvation, Please do not miss out on Christ.
Something funny that happened while preaching: Thirty years ago I was preaching on the family. At that time "Who's The Boss?" was a popular TV show. I used that title as my opening phrase, and then paused for a few seconds for effect. In that silence I had left a boy of about 5 years hollered from the back of the building: "I Am!" Needless to say the room was filled with laughter. Another time in the middle of a sermon I swallowed a fly and had to run from the pulpit outside, with nobody knowing what had happened.
What I want on my tombstone: He may not always have been successful, but tried to love and honour God, and his family, and to serve Christ through the church.