Education: I am a graduate of the Knoxville, TN Police Department - Chaplain Academy; the Tennessee Fire Chaplain’s Association - Basic Chaplain Academy; and the East Tennessee Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy.
Comment to those looking at my sermons: When looking at my sermons, you will find that all of my sermons display salvation from a God-centered standpoint rather than a man-centered one. I have a very firm belief in the "Doctrines of Grace"
Sermon or series that made a difference: T.U.L.I.P. (sermon series on the Doctrines of Grace) by Dr. John Piper
Family: I am married and the father of three wonderful children. My youngest child was born with Cerebral Palsy, and several mental and physical disabilities. He died on November 4, 2005 at the age of 9yrs,1mo,and 9days. I miss him more than I could ever imagine.
What my parents think of my sermons: My parents do not understand my Calvinistic views and prefer to converse on other topics.
What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: My wife has no problem giving constructive criticism after I preach (lol), but as far as doctrine is concerned, my wife completely supports and accepts my Calvinistic view of Salvation.
Best advice given to me about preaching: Given to me by my former Pastor: "Stand up, Speak up, and when the time comes, Shut up".
Books that have had an impact: "A Godward Life" (Books I & II) by Dr. John Piper
"The Reformed Pastor" by Richard Baxter
Hobbies: I am an avid Fisherman and lover of the Universtiy of Tennessee football program.
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: I would say that Man is Totally Depraved and without God is not capable of seeking after Him. God Unconditionally Elects unto Salvation those whom He is pleased to. Christ Died to save those whom God has elected. The Grace of God is Irresistable and once a person has been saved, he can be sure that the Lord will preserve him unto the end.
Something funny that happened while preaching: The first time I preached there was a bird that had entered the building and was flying around distracting the congregation.
What I want on my tombstone: TO GOD BE THE GLORY