Church/Ministry: Immanuel Southern Baptist Church
Immanuel Southern Baptist Church
Journeyman/church planter Hong Kong Baptist Mission 1989-91 Missionary (West Africa & East Asia) International Mission Board 1998-2007 Pastor - Immanuel Southern Baptist Church - Aug 2007 to present
BA in Psychology at University of Oklahoma (1986) MDiv at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (not yet completed)
Married to Sally since 1992. Two beautiful daughters.
Digital photography, travel, blogging, writing, numismatics and paper money, fishing - but there hardly ever seems like there is enough time to do any of these!
Best advice given to me about preaching
"Lift up Jesus and love the people"
One of my favorite illustrations
Talking about evangelism: If you were in a big building and you discovered a fire, you wouldn't just leave without telling others about the fire. You'd holler and scream and beat on doors, alerting everyone to the eminent danger. At the very least, you'd pull the fire alarm. We need to be that way when sharing the Gospel. The building's on fire and most of us are quietly leaving without letting anyone else know.
Books that have had an impact
Through Gates of Splendor - Elizabeth Elliott
What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons
She loves me, anyway...
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...
Be ready, because Gabriel is wetting his lips....
What I want on my tombstone
Quit looking down; he ain't here.
Comment to those looking at my sermons
I only use an outline format for my sermons. Sometimes, you might recognize points that go with Scripture, but it is just the framework on which to hang the meat of the message. Please feel free to use these outlines to encourage the Bride of Christ!