I was born in a small town in central Indiana, and was a "bus kid" riding each Sunday on a bus to church. As I grew older, I got out of church. When I was a teenager, I went to a youth activity and trusted Christ as my Savior. I was baptized and eventually surrendered my life to full-time ministry. After graduating from high school in 1986 I went to Hyles Anderson College in Crown Point, Indiana and graduated in 1990. I married my high school sweetheart, and we moved to Long Beach, California to serve the Lord. I served for nine years as an Assistant Pastor at First Baptist Church, and then served nine years as an Associate Pastor at Gethsemane Baptist Church. It was my privilege then to serve almost seven years as the senior pastor at that church. In September 2016 God moved our family to the Midwest to serve here at First Baptist Church in Geneseo. God has been so gracious to me through the years, and I thank Him for what He has done and allowed me to do!