Blessed to be born into a loving family of believers and surrounded through childhood by a nurturing Christian environment, it was easy to be drawn to the Lord early on. And, as a young adult I came to a clear understanding of the gospel, repented of my sins, and knew I had been saved by grace.

Along the way, He gave me a Godly wife who has been my soul mate for over 47 years, four children who are walking with the Lord and 10 grandchildren who are delights of our lives. Through His providential care and direction I had a successful Air Force Career as He moved us from place to place and sustained us through many challenges both professional and spiritual.

Following the Air Force, we moved back to home territory in Central Florida where I worked in county government for several years before moving to Dallas, to serve in a Christian Ministry. During those 15 years we walked through challenges both spiritual and physical and learned the truth that Christian Ministry is, as Paul David Tripp so aptly labeled it, “A Dangerous Calling.” In the process God mercifully continued to teach and grow us and keep us reminded of His “Amazing Grace.”

God then led us to this area where we live next door to our daughter, her husband and their six children. We do a lot of “grand parenting” and love it! He also led us to the Village Church and gave us new brothers and sisters and another wonderful opportunity to experience the vibrant body life here.