This is My Story
I was born in Fort Worth and grew up in Decatur, Texas. My wife Rachel and I met in Greek class, fell in love, and married in 1990. We have four boys (Seth, Andrew, Matthew, and Enoch).
I have a B.A. in Bible and an M.A. in the New Testament from Freed-Hardeman University, as well as an M.A. in the Old Testament from Harding School of Theology. I’m currently pursuing a D.Min. degree from Abilene Christian University. Rachel has a B.A. in Bible from FHU and an M.A. in Christian Ministry from Oklahoma Christian University. She is the Children’s & Youth Librarian for the Cleburne Public Library and is part of the writing team for Mosaic. We’ve ministered in Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and now live in Cleburne, Texas where I preach for the Westhill Church of Christ.
Since 2011, I’ve been teaching online courses for Harding University’s Center for Distance Education in Bible and Ministry. I teach Israelite History (covering Joshua-Esther) and a Capstone in Christian Ministry course. Through my work with Harding and Oklahoma Christian as an adjunct, I’ve had students from more than a dozen countries on six continents.
I began serving on the President’s Council of Eastern European Mission in 2009. I love their mission and motto: “The Bible. We Want Everyone to Get It.” Rachel and I are very passionate about missions, and have been a part of mission efforts and visits in Zimbabwe, Slovakia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Guyana (4 years), Greece, Turkey, Israel, and the Dominican Republic. My primary calling is preaching and teaching God’s word to promote the work of the Spirit of God to transform lives into the image of Christ and welcome the kingdom.
Fun stuff: I love music, playing guitar, songwriting, reading, being a Dallas Mavericks fan (MFFL!), Dallas Cowboys fan, and spending time with my family.