Comment to those looking at my sermons: I AM NOT WRITING MY SERMONS TO BE SEEN OR GAIN FAME. I AM WRITING MY SERMONS IN HOPE THAT SOMEONE WILL BE INSPIRED BY THE HOLY GHOST TO GIVE THEIR HEART TO JESUS. MAYBE SOMEBODY IS DISCOURAGED ALONG THE WAY TO HEAVEN, I HOPE MAYBE SOMETHING THE LORD HAS GIVEN ME WILL HELP GIVE YOU COURAGE AND STRENGTH TO MAKE HEAVEN YOUR HOME. IF I CAN JUST HELP ONE SOUL, IT DOESN’T MATTER WHO AND WHERE THEY ARE FROM, MAKE IT TO HEAVEN, THAT WILL BE WORTH EVERYTHING. IF ANYBODY EVER NEEDS PRAYER OR ADVICE, FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME.
Sermon or series that made a difference: THE HOLY GHOST. BRO. GARY EDENFIELD
LET MY LAST MILE BE MY BEST. BRO. BILL FINLEY
SOLDIERS. BRO. EDDIE GODBEY
One of my favorite illustrations: A TORNADO HAD COME THRU TEXAS. THIS TORNADO DESTROYED EVERYTHING. EVERYTHING PEOPLE HAD WORKED FOR WAS GONE. A PREACHER AND HIS WIFE FROM OKLAHOMA WENT TO TEXAS TO HELP. THEY FOUND A MAN LAUGHING. THEY THOUGHT HE HAD LOST HIS MIND. THEY ASKED HIM WHY HE WAS SO HAPPY. HE SAID,"I SAW THAT TORNADO COMING AND KNEW I DIDN’T HAVE TIME TO RUN. I GATHER MY WIFE AND LITTLE GIRL INTO THE BATHROOM. MY LITTLE GIRL SAID, "DADDY WE ARE NOT READY TO DIE, ARE WE". I SAID NO. BUT I TOLD GOD IF WE WOULD HAVE MERCY ON ME I WOULD REALLY SERVE HIM FROM NOW ON. OUR WHOLE HOUSE WAS DESTROYED, EXCEPT FOR THE BATHROOM"
Family: MY WIFE JENNIFER AND I WERE MARRIED ON MARCH 28th 2003. THE LORD BLESSED US WITH A BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GIRL ON JANUARY 31st 2004. HER NAME IS BROOKLYN.
What my parents think of my sermons: ACTUALLY MY FATHER HAS NEVER HEARD ME PREACH. MY MOM SUPPORTS ME ALL THE WAY. IF IT HAD NOT BEEN FOR HER PRAYING AND FASTING, I WOULD NOT BE PREACHING.
What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: MY WIFE IS REAL SUPPORTIVE OF MY MINISTRY. EVEN WHEN I DON’T DO SO GOOD, SHE DOESN’T TELL ME. EVEN THEN SHE TELLS ME THAT I DO GOOD WHEN I KNOW BETTER.
Best advice given to me about preaching: Well as a young preacher, my home pastor back home in VA. gave me a lot of good sound advice. Some of the best words of advice he gave me was as a preacher, all eyes will now be on me. People will never look at me the same way they did before. They will expect "more" out of me. Therefore I should ever seek to live above any and all reproach.
Books that have had an impact: R.A . TORREY’S REVIVAL ADDRESSES.
Hobbies: I LIKE TO READ AND I LOVE TO TRAVEL.
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: DON’T EVER LOOSE THE WONDER OF WHAT JESUS DID ON CALVARY. THAT’S WHAT IT TOOK TO SAVE MAN AND THAT WILL BE WHAT IT TAKES TO KEEP MAN ALL THE WAY TO HEAVEN.
What I want on my tombstone: I WILL SEE YOU IN THE MORNING