Education: Bachelors degree in English from the University of North Alabama in Florence, AL
Comment to those looking at my sermons: If it's true and helpful, thank God. If not, blame me.
Sermon or series that made a difference: Stand Firm in God's Grace; Zealous for Good Deeds
One of my favorite illustrations: When illustrating that God works through people I love the following story:
A mother was putting her son to bed while it was storming outside, when the son asked if he could sleep with his parents. She asked why and he said, "Because I'm scared to be alone." "Oh, honey," She replied, "Don't you know that God is with you?" To which the son responded, "Of course, but sometimes I need someone with skin on."
Family: Married since 1995; four children ranging from teen to just past toddler.
What my parents think of my sermons: "How did that kid become a preacher?"
What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: "That one...again?"
Best advice given to me about preaching: Stay in the Word and develop alligator hide.
Books that have had an impact: The Peacemaker by Ken Sande
Dangerous Calling by Paul David Tripp
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey
Hobbies: Reading, writing, playing with my kids (and a little too much television watching).
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Give God the glory! Give only God the glory! Give God all the glory! Give God nothing but glory!
Something funny that happened while preaching: I fell off the stage twice in one sermon after having knocked down one of the potted plants that was next to the lectern. Not enough room here to tell the whole story, but it was funny and there really was a good reason for it.
What I want on my tombstone: "This tomb is not my home." Or possibly: "Ha ha, I beat you there."