Education: Graduated Word of Life in New York with a one year diploma then graduated from London Baptist Bible College with a Bachelor of Religious Education then graduated from Liberty University with a Masters of Arts in Religion.
Comment to those looking at my sermons: Look carefully, there has to be something that relates to you and your situation.
Sermon or series that made a difference: A five year expositional study of the book of Matthew. I’ve had people say, "I came to the church when you were in chapter so and so."
One of my favorite illustrations: It’s the famous words of Forrest Gump who said, “My momma always said life was like a box of chocolates…you never know what you’re gonna get.”
Family: My wife and I and a daughter living and working at home plus a son who is living in another city.
What my parents think of my sermons: Excellent,like any parent would.
What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Excellent, most of the time.
Best advice given to me about preaching: If you can’t be clear, at least be brief.
Books that have had an impact: Anything by C.S. Lewis, George Verwer’s Come, Live, Die
Hobbies: I enjoy studying and then I walk about 7 miles a day while listening to sermons and memorizing scripture.
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: I remember years ago hearing a preacher say, “What if when one of the moon landings returned and one of those who walked on the face of the moon had found a book. And he brought that book back and NASA had it printed and available for anyone to read. How many of you would want to actually own and read a copy of the book that could hold the secrets of the universe?” Them he went on to point out that each of us has access to a book that came not from the moon but from the very presence of God Himself and this book was actually dictated by Him. Listen, God wrote a book. Have you read it yet?
Something funny that happened while preaching: I was wearing cuff links one Sunday morning while preaching and when I waved my arms to make a point and one flew off and went about twenty-five feet.
What I want on my tombstone: If at first you don’t succeed, then sky-diving’s not for you.