Education: I went to three different colleges and did one year at each, then for my fourth year I finished my degree online.
Comment to those looking at my sermons: Don’t take it too serious, sometimes I like to joke around a bit.
Sermon or series that made a difference: Super Heroes
The names of God
The seven letters to the seven churches
Signs of the Times
Your money counts
Doing the right thing the wrong way
One of my favorite illustrations: I love using my bow to shoot an arrow across the stage at a target to illustrate what sin is all about. Great sermon!
Family: I have been married to my wife for 38 years. We have six grown children. They have been a blessing to raise and I thoroughly enjoyed the years.
What my parents think of my sermons: They have always encouraged me and were members of my church until they both died.
What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: I can tell when she things what I said is good, because after the sermon she will ask me, "Did you come up with that yourself?" Of course I always tell her all of my material is "original!"
Best advice given to me about preaching: Don’t preach too long, always leave people wanting more!
Books that have had an impact: Wild at Heart
Good to Great
The Kingdom of God is a party
This Present Darkness
Hobbies: I just love to fly fish, especially for steelhead, salmon and trout! I do also love to hunt for deer with my bow.
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Love God and love your neighbor
Something funny that happened while preaching: Wow, I have had many funny things happen while I have preached. We often have "special" guests come and visit with us, these are often our own people in costumes and during the short interviews they have said and done some very funny things. We have had Pres. Bush, Elvis Presly, most of the super heroes, the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus and just hundreds of other special guests over the years.
What I want on my tombstone: He loved God, served peole and enjoyed His life