Main Responsibilities: My mission in life is to glorify and honor my Lord Jesus Christ in all my life. I believe that I best do that in assisting others develop a relationship with Jesus and guiding them into maturity in Him. The great challenge is to help lead believers to become grown up in their faith, committed to sharing their personal story with others and willing to follow their Lord wherever He may lead them.
Spouse: DeAnne is amazing wife who is a precious gift from God to me! She has followed me around the world yet has always been at my side as we have ministered together. DeAnne works at William Penn.
Children: We have been blessed to have four children. Andrew, our oldest, is our miracle son! God gave him to us when we wondered if we would have children. He served in the Army and is now preparing for a career in the film and video industry. Brooklynn, Andrew’s daughter, is our oldest grandchild. Daniel, our second gift, lives in Oskaloosa with his wife, Chrissy and daughter, Olivia. He works for Pepsi. Caleb, our youngest and most entertaining son (where Caleb is, there is almost always a party going on!) studies (we hope!) at Indiana Wesleyan University. He is engaged and will be married to Samantha Lowry on December 21 of this year. Last, but not least, is Katie. She is a freshman at Oskaloosa High School and really keeps us young! My problem is that I am seriously outnumbered at home and because of that fact, sports are almost never seen on our television or heard in our conversations around the table!
Favorite Foods: I enjoy most kinds of food, but authentic Mexican has to be my all-time favorite.
Hobbies: Golfing with friends, sports, especially college basketball, soccer and baseball! Ok, I confess, I am an absolute fan of the Baltimore Orioles, University of Maryland sports and all kinds of soccer! Watch out, Big Ten, here come the TERPS!
My Path to Gateway Church of the Nazarene: I was born and raised in Maryland, but I came to Vennard College in 1975 and through the college I found this church. I attended Gateway Church regularly throughout my college years. We returned to Osky in 2000 to teach at Vennard and while I pastored several churches in the area, we attended evening services and were involved in Children’s ministry through the last thirteen years. I accepted the call as Associate Pastor in April of 2013 and am excited about the ministry I have at Gateway and in Oskaloosa!
Phone: 641.673.3417 Ext.226