The Lord gave me the "desire of my heart" when He called me to Woodbine Baptist Church eight years ago. I could not ask for more loving or more humble people to serve. Whether it has been visiting the shut-ins, praying over the sick and the downcast, rejoicing with believers touched by the hand of God, or leading the lost to Christ, God has blessed me with life in all of its abundance.


I grew up in Nashville under the influence of my grandfather who was a Southern Baptist pastor. I was called to preach at seventeen and that same year I began studies at attended Baylor University where I met my wonderful wife, Kim. While attending Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary our son, Hampton, was born. The Lord blessed us with Leta six years later. In recent years we have been blessed with three grandsons.

The Lord has given me the privilege over the years to serve Him in various churches as youth pastor, assistant pastor, and pastor. The Living God also opened the doors to the Serengeti plain bordering Kenya and Tanzania to preach the Gospel and plant churches.

Favorite Verses:

"The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD.” (Luke 4:18-19)

"A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out, till he leads justice to victory. In his name the nations will put their hope." (Matthew 12:20-21).

"I aspired to preach the Gospel, not where Christ was already named, that I might not build upon another man’s foundation; but as it is written, ‘They who had no news of Him shall see, and they who have not heard shall understand’" (Romans 15:20-21).

"Go and report to John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the poor have the Gospel preached to them" (Luke 6:35)

Favorite Quote:

"In the north I have seen in the morning sun, the smoke of a thousand villages where no missionary has ever been" (Robert Moffat).

Favorite Psalms, Spiritual Songs, and Hymns:

"Oh Lord, Your Beautiful" by Keith Green

"You are My All in All" by Dennis Jernigan

"Shout to the Lord" by Darlene Zschech

"A Mighty Fortress is Our God" by Martin Luther