Education: I have a B.A. in English from Mississippi College, and will hopefully start graduate school in the near future.
Family: I married the most wonderful woman in the world, Heather, on July 29, 2006. No kids, but we do have a beta fish named Gilbert Earl (yep, from watching G.E. Patterson on TV).
Best advice given to me about preaching: "You don’t preach from your head, you preach from your heart" - My grandfather, J.O. Walker.
Books that have had an impact: The Pursuit of God - A.W. Tozer (really, ANYTHING by Tozer).
Velvet Elvis - Rob Bell.
Celebration of Discipline - Richard Foster.
A Generous Orthodoxy - Brian McLaren.
Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry - Doug Fields.
Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire - Jim Cymballa.
The Spirit-filled Small Group - Joel Comiskey.
The Master Plan of Evangelism - Robert Coleman.
What Every Sunday School Teacher Should Know - Elmer Towns.
The Road to Reality - K.P. Yohannan.
Hobbies: Watching football, playing golf.
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Don’t take sin lightly! No matter what, be fully devoted to God.
Something funny that happened while preaching: One Sunday morning our pastor had to leave, so, about 10 minutes ahead of time I learned that I was going to preach that morning. I prayed, and wrote down a few notes. During the sermon (I normally preached only on Sunday nights) I kept saying "tonight," when I should have said "this morning." I didn’t realize I had done this until afterwards when one of the kids in my youth group proudly said: "You said "tonight" 9 TIMES!!!"
What I want on my tombstone: I’m going to steal this one from my pastor: "Faithful."