I married my high school sweetheart, Julie, in May 1988. We have four grown children: David lives in Dallas with his wife Brianna, Rachel lives in eastern Virginia, Seth attends Tabor College in Kansas and John Mark attends Bethel University in Minnesota.
Though born in Kansas, I really grew up in Sarasota, Florida with one brother & two sisters. School, music & wrestling were my favorite things. Most of those years were spent seeking to excel in the classroom and as a musician.
Spiritually, I first learned about Jesus from my mother and grandmother, and trusted my life to Him as a first grader. God put two key men in my life during my teen years that were models, Sunday school teachers, encouragers and mentors. During that time, I began to wrestle with putting God first in my life. I also began to sense the beginnings of what would emerge as God’s call to a life of ministry. We have never regretted stepping out in faith and saying yes to God.
Formal training includes undergrad at Florida Southern College, which led to graduate work in Philadelphia, Dallas Theological Seminary and finally a Doctorate from Midwestern Seminary in Kansas City. Julie & I responded to God’s call to Lexington in 1995 from seminary in Dallas. This has been a wonderful place for our family. We have grown to love many people here over the years and are grateful to have witnesses God’s work in so many.
My greatest interest is helping Parkview become all Jesus desires us to be through helping people discover a deepening relationship with Jesus, His family & His mission. Outside of that, I also enjoy reading, movies, and encouraging other pastors.