Education: Sophomore at Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, Texas
Comment to those looking at my sermons: I love you and want you to meet us (Jesus and the saints) in the air when He shall return.
Sermon or series that made a difference: "The Other Chair," by Charles D. Brooks
"Five Laws," by E. E. Cleveland
"The Three Judgements," by E. E. Cleveland
"The Deluge," by Engleburg Toney
One of my favorite illustrations: The comparison of progressing in the Christian faith to the invention of the light bulb is my favorite illustration. Thomas Edison developed his bulb from nine previous patents to perfect his model, and after he invented his light bulb the other 9 inventors did not say that they weren’t going to use his version of the bulb but would try to continue working on theirs. Such is it with faith, when light reveals more of God’s will to us, we shouldn’t say I like the light that He gave to me initially
Family: One wife, Delvery "Boobaluv" Toney, son, Elijah (God’s Messenger) David Toney, one pet, English Mastiff dog named Othniel (God’s Lion).
What my parents think of my sermons: My father thinks they are very educational, spiritual, and "meaty."
What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She believes the messages are direct inspirations from God when I apply myself to proper sermon preparation.
Best advice given to me about preaching: Pastor C. E. Cunningham told me when I first starting preaching on a regular basis not to apologize in the message for misquoting a text or because I felt like I was preaching too long.
Books that have had an impact: The National Sunday Law by Jan Marcusen
The Great Controversy, by Ellen G. White
The Desire of Ages, by Ellen G. White
Steps to Christ, by Ellen G. White
Hobbies: I like to collect football paraphernalia especially Electric Football models. I also like to read and/or study about any ancient history related to the Bible.
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: I would asked the Christian world, How long are they between two opinions? Follow Jesus and keep the Sabbath holy!
Something funny that happened while preaching: Well maybe not while I was preaching, but I recall an incident where after the service I was standing at the door to shake the members hands, a sister walked up to me and said to me in a very raspy voice that "You preached too long...I have kids!" I was shocked because it was Youth Day and I only preached 45 minutes.
What I want on my tombstone: He’s not here-He’s been translated!