Education: I was educated in the Iredell County Public Education System in Iredell County, NC. I attended Cool Spring Elementary School, and graduated from North Iredell High School in 1974. We moved to Chattanooga Tennessee and graduated from Tennessee Temple College in 1984 with a BRE in pastoral studies. In 1996, I graduated from Emmanuel Baptist University with a Master of Arts in Divinity.
Comment to those looking at my sermons: Use it anyway you can. Flesh it out and make it yours.
One of my favorite illustrations: John 3:16 makes a cold boy warm, a dirty boy clean, a hungry boy full and a tried boy rested.
Family: Hi. My name is Tony Fox from Statesville, NC. There are four in the Fox family. It is me, (Tony), and my lovely wife (Dawn), and our grown children (Gina) and (Steven).
What my parents think of my sermons: I don't know. Mom doesn't hear me preach and Dad's in Heaven.
What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She says I am her favorite preacher. I hope she means it
Best advice given to me about preaching: My mother probably gave me the best advice about preaching. When I first began preaching she said: "Tony, if the Holy Spirit is leading your preaching, preach till He tells you to quit. But, if He is not in it, close the service and go home."
Hobbies: I love to walk and work. I also enjoy fishing and hunting, guns, and am thinking about taking up kayaking.
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Heaven is Sweet, Hell is hot, God loves you, Jesus died for you. Love the Lord your God with all of your heart, mind, soul and strength!
Something funny that happened while preaching: The funniest things that have happened to me while preaching is to get my tongue tangled and say something I did not mean to say. I knew it didn't come out right because people were laughing when I wans't trying to be funny.
What I want on my tombstone: "His hand clave to the sword."