Education: M. Div. from The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, MO.
Sermon or series that made a difference: George Wood as Spiritual Emphasis Speaker at AGTS in 1994.
Doug Oss at the Pentecostal Preachers’ Week; Springfield, MO; March 2002.
One of my favorite illustrations: When I was a chaplain for a Basic Training Battalion, one of our soldiers had her tennis-shoes stolen, meaning she was doing PT (running) in combat boots--the result was blisters on top of blisters. Finally, after a few days of this, she lay in her bunk crying and remembered what she heard in Sunday school as a little girl(the mother of her mom’s boyfriend had taken her). She told me "Chaplain, I laid there and cried and I repented and I asked Jesus to forgive me of my sins and I asked could
Family: Married 20years to my helper & friend, Kathleen. Four children: Alexandra (15) Anna (13), Aaron (11), Autumn (5), Avalee 2
Best advice given to me about preaching: James Railey: Nothing specific just his whole sermoncraft class at AGTS.
George Wood: "Preaching is You!" (i.e. be real).
Books that have had an impact: John Bevere: "Under Cover"
John Ortberg: "The Life You’ve Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People";
James Braga: "How to Prepare Bible Messages";
Peter Wagner: "Church Planting for a Greater Harvest"