Education: MDiv, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, 2004;
MA, Public Administration, Webster University, St Louis, MO, 1983;
BA, Social Pyschology, Parkville, MO, 1981;
AAS, Criminal Justice, Community College of the Air Force, 1982;
AA, History, University of Alaska, 1979.
Comment to those looking at my sermons: Don’t let compromise ever enter your ministry. Give it to them straight in an honest and clear manner.
Sermon or series that made a difference: Preach through the miracles and the "I am" statements in the gospel of John. Excellent starting point for ministry.
Family: I am married (38 years), we have three grown children and six (perfect) grandchildren.
What my parents think of my sermons: Both parents have passed away before I became a pastor. Neither ever heard me preach - I live and pastor over 1,000 miles from my original home.
What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She is my greatest supporter, honestly giving me feedback. I appreciate her.
Best advice given to me about preaching: Don’t repreach your message as you are trying to conclude.
Books that have had an impact: The Gospel of John, Romans
Hobbies: Photography, coin collecting,
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Don’t listen to the world, ask God to reveal himself to you through his written word. Then pray and begin reading the best journey of your life.
Something funny that happened while preaching: Mice running in the lights above my head while preaching. Everyone was looking up then I did as well. Good laugh but we kept on.
What I want on my tombstone: Seek Jesus While there is Time