Education: Olivet Nazarene University in Kankakee, IL
Institute for Servant Leadership Battle Creek, MI
Certified Crisis and Conflict Management Ball State University, Muncie, In
I also graduated from the Dynamic Communicators Workshop of Author and Comedian Ken Davis.
Comment to those looking at my sermons: I hope that my sermons can at least spark a message within you. Feels free to use any or all of it as God leads.
Sermon or series that made a difference: As a young minister, sermons on the life of Moses seemed to have more of an impact on me that anything.
One of my favorite illustrations: I have an illustration about showing my son his new bedroom in a new home. I had everything prepared in Nascar because he was a huge fan. I took him around the house then told him to stay there. I ran upstairs and made sure everything was just right. I came back down and told him to close his eyes and follow me. I took his hand and led him up the stairs. When I turned the corner I told him to open his eyes. He started crying because it was more than he ever imagined. Jesus said I go and pre
Family: I am married and have 4 sons and 1 daughter
What my parents think of my sermons: My parents have been very proud of my ministry. My mother is gone now, but she always told me I was her favorite preacher. I don’t think she was biased at all. My dad still comes to hear me preach and tells me he really enjoys hearing me preach.
What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: My wife tells me she loves hearing me preach. I tell her she is prejudiced.
Best advice given to me about preaching: Stick to the word and don’t preach on hobbies. Love everybody and judge nobody.
Books that have had an impact: The Purpose Driven Church and the Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
Hobbies: I love computers and electronics
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Don’t ever give up. We serve a God who does the impossbile. Pray, it is the key to Jesus.
Something funny that happened while preaching: I was preaching one Sunday morning about the explosive power of God. In the middle of the sermon we heard a large bang. The women screamed. The men jumped up and began looking around. I noticed the cross that was on the podium was lying on the floor. I stepped around front of the podium and saw that the curved wood had decided to split with a large bang, shotting the cross of it right in the middle of my sermon.
What I want on my tombstone: I told you I was sick