Education: University of North Carolina at Pembroke B.A. Phil/Rel
Comment to those looking at my sermons: I pray that the word of God strengthens you in your inner man and that’s it’s a lamp unto your feet.
One of my favorite illustrations: The illustration about the gray hounds in Florida. The gray hounds have to be killed when they got to old. So they created a plan to save the gray hounds. A man’s grandaughter got one of the gray hounds and gave it a home. Well the man went to visit the his grand daughter, and went to observe the gray hound. He asked the gray hound how he was doing. The gray hound replied that he was doing wonderful and enjoying his new home. The man wanted to know why did the gray hound quit racing, did he get old or hurt. The gray hound replied no he found out the rabbit wasn’t real. So of us are chasing things that aren’t real, only what you do for Christ will last.
Family: I have a mother, grandmother, and a baby sister. These are the parts of my family that are with me most of the time. They nurture and support me as well as my ministry.
What my parents think of my sermons: My mother, grandmother, and sister are always with me. They support me and enjoy the Word of God. Sometimes it alarms me how much they really do listen to what the Lord says through me because there family.
What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: I don’t have one yet pray for me.
Best advice given to me about preaching: I get critized sometimes for being deep. I just try to study the Bible the best I can but I was beginning to back off from mentioning things an concepts. I did a platform service at a church in another city and the Pastor told me "You may say things and they look at you like they don’t understand but keep saying it."
Books that have had an impact: One of the books that impacted by life was Watchman Nee’s Ministering to the House or Ministering to God. In the book Wtachman challenges leader in the body of Christ not to get caught in the beauty or attractiveness of ministering to people. We do need to touch lives but we must be mindful of our motives. If your trying to help people with know consciousness of pleasing the Father than you abandon the task. However if it was never about the House but about God you be able to endure.
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Move into the Now hearken unto the voice of God be it salvation, deliverance, or calling. Those that have ears to hear do so, and remeber to hear in Hebrew is to obey. So just as Mary said to the men and the wedding banquet when they ran out of wine "What ever He tells you do it!".
Something funny that happened while preaching: Can’t think of anything funny.
What I want on my tombstone: This man died the death of the Righteous and he’s ready to be offered up.