Education: Bachelor of Religious Education from Covington Seminary, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.
Denominational Master Church Training Certificate
36 Unit Certificate, Emmaus Correspondence School
31 CEUs, Moody Correspondence School
Sermon or series that made a difference: Series: "What Think Ye of Christ?"
Series: "The Number Seven in Scripture"
Series: "Our Church of God Declaration of Faith"
Series: "Behavior in the Church"
Series: "How to Open Up a Passage of Scripture"
Sermon: "Sticks, and Stones, and Dead Men’s Bones."
One of my favorite illustrations: "Jesus, This is Jim."
Best advice given to me about preaching: "Visit your members."
"Be a man of integrity."
"Do not take yourself too seriously."
Books that have had an impact: "Don’t Let Jerks Get the Best of You", by Paul Meier, MD
"Taming Your Inner Brat", by Pauline Wallin
"The Prayer of Jabez", by Bruce Wilkinson
"Fresh Faith", Jim Cymbala
"Apocalypse", David C. Cooper
"In Such An Hour", David Griffis
"The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership", John Maxwell
"Left Behind Series", by Lahaye
"The Bible - Book of Books, by Charles W. Conn
"Like A Mighty Army, by Charles W. Conn
"With Christ After The Lost", by Scarborough
"The Teachers Commentary", by
Hobbies: Reading, Walking, Biblical Research
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Keep the main thing the main thing.
Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so.
Something funny that happened while preaching: Belt buckle came undone and each side of the belt was pointing out toward the congregation during delievery of my sermon.
I got in a loud and demonstrative way while preaching. A very young child in the congregation duplicated me with her voice.
I "lost it" and forth with closed the service.
What I want on my tombstone: pepperoni and sausage