PASTOR OF STUDENT & YOUNG ADULT MINISTRIES
February 5, 1967
Married to Loren (October 27, 1990), Richelle (21), Ryan (20)
Graduated Sardis Senior, 1985
Church Ministries Major (2 yr diploma) Columbia Bible College
20 years teaching/serving in women’s, youth and children’s ministries
Pastoral role for Children’s and Youth ministries since August 2005
Most Influential book(s) you’ve read besides the Bible
“Surprised By Hope” (NT Wright)
“Ragamuffin Gospel” (Manning)
“Putting Amazing back into Grace” (Horton)
“Reason for God” (Tim Keller)
“In the Grip of Grace” (Lucado)
Most influential mentor you’ve had
My Mom and Dad…they have taught me to be real, to keep the faith and to always rely on God….my source, my shield, my hope!
Favorite T.V. Show
Law and Order
Pay It Forward
42 “JACKIE ROBINSON STORY” – ‘do you want a ballplayer who’s afraid to fight back?’ ‘I want a ballplayer with guts enough not to fight back!
Food you hate
“Fried Beef Kidney”…my mother-in-law made it for us ONCE, I think it was a test.
What outside interests or hobbies do you have?
Golfing, camping in Oliver, entertaining family and friends in our home, reading.
What is your ministry passion?
Every child and young person in the church and community would have the opportunity to hear and understand the Gospel and to discover how and where they fit into the life and ministry of God’s family and His story.
Most helpful criticism you’ve ever received
“Learn to let it go.”
Top three spiritual gifts
Leadership, teaching, encourager.
Favorite time of day
Tee time! It’s actually supper time with my family (that’s our sharing time and “take stock” of the day time).
What kind of music do you listen to?
I love to listen to almost all rock music beginning with the ’50’s up to present day. I also enjoy listening to gospel and some classical music as well and any and all worship music…especially when it’s our worship team playing.
Coke or Pepsi?
COKE!! In a glass bottle!!!
Least liked word or phrase
Biblegateway.com; youthleaderstash.com; thesource4ym.com; bible.org; pastor2youth.com