Education: Master of Theology (Th.M), Princeton Theological Seminar, NJ, 1995
Master of Divinity (M.Div), Princeton Theological Seminary, NJ, 1994
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree in Religion, Manhattan College, Riverdale, N.Y, 1990
Comment to those looking at my sermons: May you be blessed by these inspired words. And may they be used to Further God’s kingdom on earth.
Sermon or series that made a difference: Series on Faith and Perseverance
Series dealing with the life and ministry of Jesus
One of my favorite illustrations: If our greatest need had been information, God would have sent us an educator; If our greatest need had been technology, God would have sent us a scientist; If our greatest need had been money, God would have sent us an economist; If our greatest need had been pleasure, God would have sent us an entertainer; But our greatest need was forgiveness, so God sent us a Savior.
Family: Married with 2 Children
Daughter 10 years old
Son 5 years old
What my parents think of my sermons: They think they are evangelically driven and theologically sound.
What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She thinks they are practical and encouraging.
Best advice given to me about preaching: Don’t try to preach like someone else. Develop your own style.
Books that have had an impact: Books on Prayer (especially, With Christ in the School of Prayer by Andrew Murray)
Books on Effective Leadership
Books on Biblical Exegesis
Hobbies: Chess, Sudoku, Weight Lifting, Soccer
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: In Psa 46:10, the Lord exhorts us to ’Be still, and know that I [am] God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. That means: when the bills are overdue and the phone can’t stop ringing, please be still. When your strength is greater than your weakness, please be still. When you get to work and the pink slip is on your desk, please be still. When your enemy rises against you, please be still. When sickness and death has invaded your home, please be still.
Know that He is God. He doesn’t make mistakes. He majors in the impossible and minors in the improbable. He is God. There is not a problem that He cannot solve or an individual that He cannot reach. He is God. There is no limit to His power and no barrier to His limitless love. He is God. And you need to know that in order that you can take everything to Him in prayer. You need to know that in order that you can wait on Him when everything else is falling apart in your life. You need to know that in order that you can live in power and victory and not in defeat and despair.
Something funny that happened while preaching: On a hot summer day the pages of my manuscript flew off as I was preaching. My wife and the deacons had to chase after them.
What I want on my tombstone: He was in love with Jesus and remained faithful to the Lord to the End