Education: Bachelor of Arts in Religion, Pastoral Ministries major from Bethany Bible College in Sussex, NB, Canada.
Bachelor of Education, Elementary Education Major from Atlantic Baptist University (now Crandall University) in Moncton, NB, Canada.
Comment to those looking at my sermons: Better heard than read. I hope, anyway...
Sermon or series that made a difference: ~My Jonah series was the best series I ever wrote - not online yet.
~I did Colossians verse by verse, which was liberating for me. That’s not online either.
~But my series on Elijah - my favorite character - is online.
One of my favorite illustrations: A man walks into his counselor’s office. He sits down and says, "Doc, sometimes I feel like a teepee and sometimes I feel like a wigwam."
The doctor looks at him and says, "Well, it’s obvious: you’re two tents..."
Family: I was married in 1996 to Michelle and we have 3 boys, aged 13, 11, and 10.
What my parents think of my sermons: They’re not Christians yet, but they seem to like it when they hear me.
What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She doesn’t like to miss them, and she reminds me when I overstep my bounds. I'm her favourite preacher.
Best advice given to me about preaching: Leave them wishing you’d said more instead of wishing you’d said less.
Books that have had an impact: Experiencing God, The Heart of Great Pastor, Wild at Heart, Roaring Lambs, The Lord of the Rings, What’s So Amazing About Grace, The Chronicles of Narnia, Blue Like Jazz, Victory Over the Darkness, A New Kind of Christian, Speaking My Mind, anything by Ted Dekker or Frank Peretti.
Hobbies: Writing, walking, reading, watching movies, camping, model-building, Cub Scouts, genealogy.
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Keep the faith. Hang in there.
Something funny that happened while preaching: I was leading a study on complaining, showing that grumbling about life is so hurtful to the cause of Christ. I said, "What if you complained about me to others? You know: He can’t preach very well, he certainly can’t sing, he isn’t friendly, he never smiles, he never says hi... What would people think? Would they want to come to church?"
One guy said, "And that’s the good stuff we say about you."
What I want on my tombstone: He was faithful.