Education: BA: Nyack College -- 1980
M. Div.: Conservative Baptist Seminary of the East -- 1990
D. Min Candidate: Denver Seminary
Family: Wife: Dondra -- we will be married 27 years August 2008, Reading Teacher in Lockport school system.
Children: James -- 23, graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College, Religion and Philosophy major, Director of LeTourneau Christian Camp in Canandaigua, NY, engaged to be married to Natalie Fletcher on October 18, 2008
Grace -- 20, a senior studying at Philadelphia Biblical University, El. Ed. & TESOL, codirects our VBS ministry
Elizabeth 19 -- freshman studying and working from the home base, great actress and soccer player
Joel 16 -- musician par excellence on the trombone
What my parents think of my sermons: They attend my church and keep coming back. On the other hand, it might be to see the grandchildren.
Books that have had an impact: The Lord of the Rings (Tolkien); Mere Christianity (Lewis); The Chronicles of Narnia (Lewis); A Severe Mercy (Vanauken); The Gospel According to Jesus (MacArthur); Sacred Sex (Gardner); Celebration of Discipline (Foster); What’s So Amazing About Grace? (Yancey)
Hobbies: Soccer and Basketball
And anything else with a ball!
I love to read!
Something funny that happened while preaching: Recently I was asking if anyone had heard from God, and a cell phone went off. I could not stop laughing!
What I want on my tombstone: See, I told you I was sick!