Education: Graduate with an M Div from Gordon Conwell, presently in the final (I hope) stages of a D Min from Covenant Seminary in St. Louis.
Comment to those looking at my sermons: Enjoy, Use, Borrow, If it helps, it’s yours, I probably got it from someone else.
Sermon or series that made a difference: One of your sermons that talked about "Worshipping the Right God, the Wrong Way, and Worshipping the Wrong God, the Right Way!"
One of my favorite illustrations: It really happened, a dear older lady met me at the door after church, told me how much she loved me, and the said, "Could I borrow one of your tapes, I sometimes have trouble sleeping."
"And," I thought, "my tape will help you SLEEP?!"
Family: My family: Wife, Cheryl, graduate of Gordon Conwell T.S and preaching at a church nearby.
Daughter, Joy, 2nd lieutenant in the army
Son, John, runs his own lawn care business, employs 6.
Son, Jacob, at Geneva College, Pa.
Best advice given to me about preaching: Dr. Kemper, preaching Prof. from Gordon, "Preach interestingly." If they fall asleep, all the best theology will be lost, your # 1 job must be the pragmatic KEEPING PEOPLE AWAKE!
Books that have had an impact: Biblical Theology, by Edmund Clowney; tapes and writings of the same man. A professor from Westminster Seminary in Phil.
Hobbies: Run, Climb Mtns., Weights, Eat!
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Remember Jesus and His Precious Blood!
Something funny that happened while preaching: While Preaching a man passed out. He wasn’t dead, so it was funny. What was really funny is the paramedics had to go through 4 rows of parishoners before they found the right man.
Not really, a guy really did pass out, church let out early that day, I guess I really "slayed" them that day.
What I want on my tombstone: Jesus Loves Me