Education: Virginia Intermont College B.A.
Erskine Theological Seminary M.Div., D.Min.
One of my favorite illustrations: An old farmer had a mule who fell into a dried up well. The farmer could see that the mule was standing up in the bottom of the well, but couldn’t figure out how in the world to get him out. Finally, the old farmer concluded that it was impossible to get the mule out of the well and decided to just go ahead and bury him there. As the farmer would toss in a shovel full of dirt, it would land on the mule’s back. The mule would shake it off and step up. This process continued till the mule was out of the well and standing on level ground right beside the old farmer. In life, that which you think might destroy you, may in reality be the best thing that ever happened to you. We each would do well to learn to shake it off and step up. It wasn’t Saul who made David King. It was Goliath.
Best advice given to me about preaching: If you are not excited about it, nobody else is likely to be either.
Books that have had an impact: C.S. Lewis "Mere Christianity"
John Stott "Men With a Message"
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Trust in Jesus.
Something funny that happened while preaching: Almost set myself on fire with the Advent candles.
What I want on my tombstone: God be merciful to me, a sinner.