Education: RBA West Virginia State College (anticipated 12/2003)
Pursuing MA Theology from Andersonville Theological Seminary.
Comment to those looking at my sermons: My desire is that the information that the Holy Spirit has blessed me with will bless and help you, too.
Sermon or series that made a difference: Three Resurrections (I will post the outline if I can ever find it)
One of my favorite illustrations: Describing how a blacksmith takes such great care in buying good coal, choosing the right metals, and takes great pains to fire up the metal to the right temperature to be pounded out into a useful tool or trinket. Cross reference with Job 23:10 - "He know the way I take and when He has tried me I shall come forth as gold..."
What my parents think of my sermons: I’ll ask Dad when I get to heaven.
My mom says that the two she has heard were "real good". She is just a tad prejudiced.
What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: They get better every time.
Best advice given to me about preaching: Do not neglect three things:
Devotion to your family,
Devotion to your devotions,
Devotion to your call.
Books that have had an impact: The Genesis Record, Henry Morris;
The Remarkable Record of Job, Henry Morris;
The Signature of God, Grant Jeffrey;
The Jesus I Never Knew, Philip Yancey;
How to Handle Adversity, Charles Stanley;
Bible Doctrine, Charles Ryrie.
Hobbies: Reading, watching TV, sports, collecting old Coca Cola bottles and stuff.
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: There IS a heaven to gain and there IS a hell to shun!
What I want on my tombstone: I have come forth as gold...