Education: B.A. Charleston Southern University (formerly Baptist College At Charleston, SC (major in Religion, double minors in Psychology & English)
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky.(Pastoral Care major)
Trinity Theological Seminary, Newburgh, Indiana, (MA Biblical Counseling)
Currently one-half complete working on a PH.D. at Trinity Theological Seminary in the discipline of Conflict Management.
Comment to those looking at my sermons: If I have borrowed some of your material, please forgive me, and earnestly pray that through your thoughts loaned to me someone will be saved and God will take up residence in the holy temple of his or her heart.
Sermon or series that made a difference: The 14 candid snap shots (pictures) of the maturing Christian as found in the Gospel of John.
Family: Married 31 years and together my wife and I are the proud parents of two sons and two grandsons.
What my parents think of my sermons: My dad is looking down from heaven!
My mom still can’t figure me out!
What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She thinks they could be improved upon.
Best advice given to me about preaching: Dr. Wallace Rogers, one of my beloved professors at Baptist College At Chrarleston, and former pastor in Charleston, SC once told me while we were talking in his office at Baptist College:
"Jimmy, when your youth and charm are gone, you better know something significant about God’s Word because that’s what you can rely upon to carry you through."
Books that have had an impact: Anything concerning Managing Conflict.
Hobbies: Horses, Mechanics, Mrytle Beach
Something funny that happened while preaching: I once had a glass eyeball roll down the isle while officiating a wedding.
What I want on my tombstone: Lots of peperoni and cheese!