Education: I am a graduate of Calhoun City High School, Calhoun City, MS, Mississippi College in Clinton, MS, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, and have my Th.D. from Luther Rice Seminary in Atlanta.
Comment to those looking at my sermons: You are welcome to use my material if you give the credit and glory to my Savior, Jesus Christ.
Family: My wife, Janie Lovorn, is our minister of music and my closest friend. We have been married 33 years. She co-authors my books with me and is also an executive director for the Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf in Jamaica, West Indies, as I am. We have 1 married daughter with 3 grandsons and expecting our first granddaughter in April, 2001.
What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Janie is my best critic and helper.
Best advice given to me about preaching: In your introduction tell them what you’re going to tell them. In the body of your sermon, tell them. In your conclusion, tell them what you’ve told them. Keep it short and simple so children can understand. Jesus never said, "Feed my giraffs!" Let everything you say be backed by Scripture.
Hobbies: Music, computer, swimming, gardening, woodworking, Bible exposition, reading, and writing sermons.
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Give your all to Jesus. Don’t hold back anything and don’t let your reputation be tarnished by anything. Sinful pleasures for a season are not worth the loss of eternal rewards.
What I want on my tombstone: He gave his best for the Gospel of Jesus Christ