I began pastoring here in the Fall of 2001, after serving 3 other great churches in our great state (in Muskogee, Chickasha, and Claremore). Studied at Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
My passion is to see people come to KNOW Christ, help them GROW in their faith, and learn to GO carry His love to others. It's such incredible joy to get to study God's word and share its riches with people every week of my life! And I love watching God's church at work, making an impact on lives, being a part of the greatest enterprise in the whole word - God's kingdom!
I married the love of my life, Cherie, in 1982. She's my righteous babe and main prayer partner! We are BFF, and we've been blessed with seven amazing kids: Zack, Rachel, Laura, Joey, Melanie, Justin, and Chris. Each one a very special creation of Heaven, and today the joy multiplies as we welcome grand babies into our family: Annelise, Bonnie, Matthew.
I enjoy reading books, meeting new people, learning new stuff, keeping up with what's going on in the world, getting outdoors to hike, listening to and making all kinds of music. Sometimes I get to jam keyboard with my son's band, shaking the house to the rafters. I love seeing the Lord's handiwork and His fingerprints all over creation: "Everywhere I go I see You!"
I am excited about the future the Lord has for us right here in FBC. We are truly becoming "A Home for the City."