Education: Lee University - Bachelor's Degree - Christian Ministry with an Emphasis in Theology
Comment to those looking at my sermons: A couple of things that I gleaned from Stanley is we need to be clear on our goal of preaching. Are we preaching for information or transformation? I choose transformation. My goal is change, so you won't find a scholarly manuscript. Secondly, I adopted Stanley's one point message. Though I don't always hold fast to that rule, I find that people remember much more and are impacted in a far greater way when I drive home one point. Also, it gives me clarity regarding my call to action.
Family: I have been married for over 20 years to whom I would consider the best wife and mother in the world, Heather. I have 7 children, two of who are grown and married, and I have one child on the way!
What my parents think of my sermons: Mom is with Jesus, so she probably wouldn't be that impressed. Jesus was a much better preacher.
What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She is honest. When it is a home run, she tells me. If it is a...foul...she breaks it to me pretty easy.
Books that have had an impact: Many. In regard to preaching, Communicating for a Change by Andy Stanley. This book has helped to clarify my not only my approach to sermon preparation, but delivery as well.
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: "Salvation is free, but discipleship will cost you your life." Dietrich Bonhoeffer
I'd fill in the all the details of course...
Something funny that happened while preaching: Knocked over a pitcher of water :-)
What I want on my tombstone: He finished well.