Title: Church Member
Church/Ministry: The Orchard
Denomination: United Methodist
5 yrs. Youth Leader-Red Bay Church of God, Red Bay AL 1 yr. College Minister/ Asst. Youth Pastor- Calvary Family Worship Center, Red Bay AL 1 1/2 years Student Pastor - Maranatha Assembly of God, Greenville MS
Licensed Exhorter / Full Gospel Churches Intl.
Wife: Crystal , Daughters: Bailey and Analiese
Books, Music, Baseball, Good Conversation
Best advice given to me about preaching
Be real, donít try to conform to something youíre not. Look people in their eyes, make them connect to what youíre saying. My dad once told me to not let my service to Him become dull and methodical but stay fresh! That has been good advice.
Sermon or series that made a difference
"The Spirit of Python" - Jentzen Franklin "I Will not be Persuaded" - Darrin English "The Next Door Savior" series - Pastor Jerry Elvis
One of my favorite illustrations
The Gospel according to the Candy Bar- Jerry L. Elvis (A whole sermon using candy bars!, Awesome!)
Books that have had an impact
God Chasers - Tommy Tenney The Pursuit of God - A.W. Tozer The Prayer of Jabez - Bruce Wilkinson The Oath - Frank Peretti The Grace and Truth Paradox - Randy Alcorn How Good is Good Enough? - Andy Stanley
Something funny that happened while preaching
No bloopers as of yet!!!!
What my parents think of my sermons
My Dad is a minister as well, so he has helped me a great deal in sermon preparation. So Iíd say they think they are pretty great!
What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons
I have been known to do alot of illustrated sermons, sometimes I scare her because they can be pretty wacky! But other than that, she enjoys them!
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...
Nothing in this world can satisfy the longing of a broken life but than to surrender it to the one who can fix it all, Jesus Christ!
What I want on my tombstone
Pepperoni, Beef and Xtra Mushrooms
Comment to those looking at my sermons
How do you eat a elephant? One bite at a time! Enjoy!