Comment to those looking at my sermons: I can take credit for nothing that you are reading except the mistakes. If there is any worth, it is because of God working through me. I also believe that with 2000 years of preaching and proclaiming going on, that someone else was bound to have said what I did at sometime or other. But, it was new to me. I hope that you get something out reading it. God bless.
Family: My wife and I have been married for 29 years and have been blessed with 3 great children.
Best advice given to me about preaching: Use the Bible. That may sound like a given but there are so many in the pulpit that do not use the Word of God correctly or not at all. The Bible must be our authority, it must be our source material. Otherwise it's just a good speech.
Books that have had an impact: The Bible has had the biggest impact on my life. But the works of the great preachers of the past are such an inspiration and joy to read.
Hobbies: I like to read, fish, hike, and target shoot. I would including hunting in there but the woodland creatures hide when I enter the woods.
Something funny that happened while preaching: I was giving an invitation one Sunday evening and things were going great. God was really moving among the people. We were winding it down and about to close in prayer when I moved backward against the steps to the podium (I was down front among the people). As I moved back to whisper to the music leader on the stage, the monitor caught the back of my knee and I fell straight backward onto the stage. The mood was broken, laughter broke out and I wanted to be anywhere but there.
What I want on my tombstone: A Man of God who loved others.