|My parents are committed
Christians and I was raised
in church. I was provided a rich background of training and
experience through Sunday School, Christian camps, youth group,
retreats, missions trips and Bible conferences. I was saved
the age of four and baptized at the age of eight. At fifteen
made a public commitment of unconditional surrender to the will of God
– which ultimately led me to pastoral ministry.
I grew up in church and was always active in local church ministries such as nursing home services and youth groups. In college I led one of the nursing home ministry groups. I also served three summer missionary apprenticeships. After college I served at various times and places as a Sunday School Teacher, Sunday School Superintendent, Deacon and Missions Committee Chairman.
I graduated from Cedarville College in Cedarville, Ohio in 1978 and from Baptist Bible Theological Seminary in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania in 1986. I was ordained by Calvary Baptist Church in Cadosia in 1988.
I was called to be pastor of Whipple Ave. Baptist Church in 2007. I previously served as pastor of New Harmony Baptist Church in Caldwell, Ohio (Jan.'97 through Dec.'07) and Calvary Baptist Church of Cadosia, New York (Apr.'87 through Dec.'96).
Lola teaches at Fairless Elementary School. She is an accomplished pianist, and enjoys music and quilting.
I enjoy studying the Bible and preaching. I count it a privilege to be able to help people find biblical answers to their questions. I also enjoy hunting, fishing and Bullseye Pistol Competition.
At the end of 2013 we began to experience all kinds of new challenges. Although I still feel very well, I was diagnosed with an untreatable and fatal disease called myelofibrosis and told that my life expectancy was about seven years. That was a surprise!
But we are determined to see even this be used for the glory of God. Who knows what God will do?