Education: I am a graduate of Sunset International Bible Institute, and have a biblical studies certificate from Western Christian College. I have also pursued certification in counseling and have studied Homiletics and Greek (though those studies are ongoing). I am in love with the word and spend at least 3 days a week reading your sermons, commentaries, and many, many books.
Comment to those looking at my sermons: Have at ’em!
Family: I am married to an amazing wife and helper named Laurie, and we have four incredible children.
Best advice given to me about preaching: Trust God with His message...if you’re trusting yourself, your message will speak to heads and not hearts.
Books that have had an impact: Too many to list but the top 3 are as follows:
Divine Conspiracy - Dallas Willard
Celebration of Discipline - Richard Foster
The body broken - Jack Reese
Something funny that happened while preaching: I used to use a manuscript, on a Christmas sermon I was a page in when I realized that my printer ran out of ink...The rest of my sermon was lost to blank pages. All I could do was confess and sit down. Needless to say, I no longer use notes.
What I want on my tombstone: prisoner of the Lord