I have been serving as the preaching minister at the Broken Arrow church since March of 2009. In past years, I have served with churches in Australia, Hawaii, Tennessee, Alabama, and Texas. I’ve also been blessed to participate in mission trips to Papua New Guinea, Scotland, England, Estonia, Ukraine, Honduras, Mexico, Nigeria and South Africa.
I was born into a minister’s family and grew up primarily in the southeastern United States, with the exception of two years that my parents served as missionaries in Liberia, West Africa, in the early 1970s. After graduating from Alabama Christian Academy in Montgomery, Alabama, I attended Faulkner University for a year before transferring to Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, where I earned a B.A. in Missions (‘85) and later an M.A. in Biblical Studies (‘00). I spent my first two years after college in a missions internship in Gympie, Queensland, Australia.
Upon returning to the U.S. in 1987, I met and married Kimberly Ann Gray of Corinth, Mississippi. Kim and I have now been married for 28 years, and we have been blessed with two wonderful children: Hannah, age 25, who is an RN in Amarillo, Texas, and Coleman, age 23, who lives with us at home.
I am grateful for the opportunity to serve in ministry here with Scott, Kevin, Rich, Colleen, and Nora, and alongside the twelve men who serve as our shepherds.
You’re also invited to visit my blog, Thinking Out Loud, where I periodically share thoughts and insights about life and faith and whatever else happens to be on my mind and heart.