Looking back, I can clearly see God’s hand in shaping my life. First, He provided me the great privilege of being raised in a family guided by spiritually-minded parents. My parents consistently tried to live out the message they professed to believe concerning their faith in Jesus Christ and His Word. As a young couple raising a growing family in south Alabama in the late 1950’s, they often exposed me to the message of the Gospel. This certainly helped prepare me for that time when, as an 11 year old boy, I trusted Christ as my Savior. My life has never been the same because of their parental influence and that life decision to enter into a personal relationship with God through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ.
Secondly, God gave me numerous opportunities over the years to receive biblical instruction and godly mentoring from other committed, spiritually-minded people. Throughout high school, my college years at Auburn, on active duty as an artillery officer, and eventually through four years of theological education at Dallas Seminary, God raised up choice men and women who encouraged me in the development of my personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Their personal input into my life continually helped sharpen the practical effectiveness of my Christian walk as well as my ministry focus through the years.
Lastly, God brought into my life years ago a godly wife who has faithfully stood with me in raising our four children and twelve grandchildren. Through all my life experiences – as a father and grandfather, as a pastor for over 26 years, as a senior Army chaplain in the Texas Army National Guard, and for the past three years in an adult mentoring ministry with Campus Crusade for Christ - Terri’s love and support have always encouraged me to live a life that would matter for eternity.
Looking ahead, we anticipate a lasting passion for discipling people one-on-one, mentoring key ministry leaders, and helping equip global mission leaders. We are anticipating great spiritual fruitfulness as we help launch Christ-centered multipliers out into their own spheres of influence.
I’m especially thankful that now God has led Terri and me to partner with my brother Ken and his wife Kathy in the transformational work of Ministry Catalysts. We’re trusting God for His continual blessings in the years ahead as this ministry unfolds.
Education: Auburn University, B.A. (1971); Dallas Theological Seminary, Th.M. (1980); numerous military schools as an Army officer
Ministry Connections: Senior Pastor in two churches for over 26 years; Senior Chaplain, Texas Army National Guard for the last 11 years of military service (retired with 28 years’ service in 1999); Teaching ministries in Albania, Honduras, Vietnam, and the United Arab Emirates
When I’m not doing ministry, I love: Anything to do with family – especially the role of “Papa” to the grandchildren; learning to operate electronic gadgets; reading biographies; travel; having a day with nothing on the calendar.