Secondly, God gave me numerous opportunities over the years to receive biblical instruction and godly mentoring from other committed, spiritually-minded people. Throughout high school, my college years at Auburn, on active duty as an artillery officer, and eventually through four years of theological education at Dallas Seminary, God raised up choice men and women who encouraged me in the development of my personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Their personal input into my life continually helped sharpen the practical effectiveness of my Christian walk as well as my ministry focus through the years.
Lastly, God brought into my life years ago a godly wife who has faithfully stood with me in raising our four children and fifteen grandchildren. Through all my life experiences – as a father and grandfather, as a pastor for over 26 years, as a senior Army chaplain in the Texas Army National Guard, and for three years in an adult mentoring ministry with Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) – Terri’s love and support have always encouraged me to live a life that would matter for eternity.
Looking ahead, we are anticipating a lasting passion for discipling people one-on-one, mentoring key ministry leaders, and helping equip global mission leaders. We are trusting God for multi-generational spiritual fruitfulness as we help launch Christ-centered multipliers out into their own spheres of influence.
I’m especially thankful that God has led Terri and me to partner with my brother Ken in the transformational work of Ministry Catalysts. We’re trusting God for His continual blessings in the years ahead as this ministry unfolds.
Ministry Connections: Senior Pastor in two churches for over 26 years; Senior Chaplain, Texas Army National Guard for the last 11 years of military service (retired with 28 years of service in 1999); Teaching ministries in Honduras, Great Britain, Albania, the United Arab Emirates, Vietnam and Singapore.
When I’m not doing ministry, I love: Anything to do with family – especially the role of “papa” to 15 grandchildren; learning to operate electronic gadgets; reading biographies; travel; and having a day with nothing on the calendar.