By God's grace I was loved into the kingdom by people who loved Him and His Word. They poured into me what they had been freely given. It is only by His mercy and sovereign, persistent love that my sin-loving heart of stone has been replaced with one that responded to His effectual call. As a brand plucked from the burning, I have no greater desire than to love and serve my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and His people who are the apple of His eye. I went to The King's College and earned my Bachelor's degree and received further training in God's Word and met the lovely woman who graciously agreed to be my bride. Kim and I have 3 grown children across the globe and a growing number of grandchildren. God has demonstrated His reconciliatory kindness by changing me from a rebel to an elder / pastor engaged in a terrific small group, counseling, teaching, preaching, evangelism, missions and helping with music at our fellowship. I also desire that God's people recognize that His calling and equipping includes the Priesthood of all believers and that we all must live as bold, shameless and fearless ambassadors in every one of our endeavors.
Books outside of God's Word that have helped to shape me include: Redemption Accomplished and Applied, Knowing God, Your Work Matters To God, Evangelism & The Sovereignty of God, and Worship Matters.
Shout joyfully to God, all the earth; sing the glory of His name; make His praise glorious. Psalm 66:1-2
Sing to Him a new song; play skillfully with a shout of joy. For the word of the Lord is upright, and all His work is done in faithfulness. He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the lovingkindness of the Lord. Psalm 33:3-5
O taste and see that the Lord is good; how blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him! Psalm 34:8
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20