Education: I have recieved my education through the Johnson county school of hard knocks and the Jesus institution of affliction. other than that I graduated high school in 1985.
Comment to those looking at my sermons: the people that you and I preach to are not our pocketbooks, our welcome matts, our listening audience or our children that need to be corrected. they are not ours at all. They are blood baught, preciouse property of the King of all Kings and they are there because they have a devil to fight, a world to overcome, a flesh to stomp out and a God to serve. May we always be willing to lead and to feed as God has called us to do.
bless you in your preaching.
Sermon or series that made a difference: Jim Maxwells series on the soul of man
Howard richardson’s series on Fasting
David lyons sermon on God speaking through modern day events
T.d. Jakes man power conference (new orleans and Dallas)
Willie George Pastors conference
Wille George youth pastors conference
Willie George childrens pastors conference
Family: my Bride( Leanna ) has put up with me for 14 years so far and she co-pastors our church.
Meagan is 16
Benjamin is 12
Luke is 9
Rheme is 9. Luke and Rhema are twins
What my parents think of my sermons: they think im crazy ( thats not really a spiritual thing, it’s more from experience )
What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She thinks Im cool ( pray for her )
Best advice given to me about preaching: "Preach from your overflow" in other words preach what God is speaking to you.
"Preach a ballanced word." proverbs 3:3 says let not mercy and truth forsake you
"Dont preach at problems in the church, preach life"
Books that have had an impact: Fox’s book of martyrs
"The Body" by chuck colson
"a Pilgrim" arthur blessit
"The signature of God" Grant Jeffry
"when Christ comes" Max lucado
"number in scripture" E.W. Bullinger
"Fresh Fire" Maurio Murillo
"she said yes" Benall
"Maximize the moment" TD Jakes
"In chains for Christ" Richard Wormbrandt
Hobbies: writting (songs and books) guitar, bass, drums, singing, eating, causing trouble.
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Love God and love one another.
Something funny that happened while preaching: something funny tends to happen every time I preach becuae i’m a big dummy. God uses me in a great way but it is not near as much because of me as much as it is inspite of me. another reason why funny things tend to happen while I preach is because of the people I tend to preach to. Open Door is an outreach church that deals with very unchurched people as well as long term Jesus freaks.
What I want on my tombstone: He made a great difference and he outlived his critics