Education: I hold a Bachelors degree in Theology and a Masters degree in Speech Communication.
Comment to those looking at my sermons: I will never proclaim that my messages are 'deep' or will make your brain smoke. I can only attest to the fact the sermons I will post are those that have been clearly lead by the Lord and were received accordingly.
Sermon or series that made a difference: I gave a series of messages called 'Parables of Grace' in which I emphasized the message of grace that Jesus was teaching. I also gave a two part series called 'Sinner or Saint' which was very favorably received. The focus was how we viewed ourselves as compared to how Jesus viewed us.
One of my favorite illustrations: The difference between faith, doubt and unbelief. I used a plank between the stage and a box. The man of faith just walks across it without worrying about if it can support his weight. The man who has doubt might go forward cautiously but eventually walks across. The man who has unbelief looks at the plank and makes a decision not to walk across it.
Family: I have been married to my lovely wife for 24 years and have three daughters ranging in age from 20 to 16 years old. My wife is a stay-at-home mother.
What my parents think of my sermons: My father has passed away. My mother lives in Canada.
What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: My wife is a great support to me and most of the time is very honest so therefore I hear about how she perceived the message. However, she is the first to realize that the Lord leads our words and sometimes it isn't for her but for someone else. Overall she appreciates and relates to my messages.
Best advice given to me about preaching: Stay true to the text and be careful of eisegesis.
Books that have had an impact: Purpose Driven Life. When Heaven Invades Earth.
Hobbies: I enjoy hunting, reading, and golf.
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Stand on what Jesus did for us through the imparting of the Holy Spirit and begin to walk in the power of the Holy Spirit that already resides in us.
Something funny that happened while preaching: My nephew was sitting in the front row of our church. The stage was only 16 inches high and the front row was only 10 feet from the front of the stage. He got up and walked across the floor in front of the stage slowly looking at me and drawing attention to himself all the way. He did the same thing coming back and it got a good laugh by the congregation.
What I want on my tombstone: "Well done good and faithful servant." "A good husband, a good Daddy, and a Godly man"