The Lord saved my parents during my infancy, and He used my godly young parents to turn my heart toward Himself at an early age. As I grew, the Lord clearly impressed on my heart His desire for me to pursue Christian ministry; and before the age of ten, I had publicly surrendered my life to this end. As I grew older, my father’s influence on me was profound. He served God faithfully in our western Pennsylvania church and was my lay youth leader for five years. Then my father surrendered to preach and moved our family to Greenville, SC, so he could attend Bob Jones University. His obedience paved the path the Lord had chosen for me. I also attended BJU, graduating with undergraduate and graduate degrees in Bible.
In 1983 my father led us to attend Mount Calvary Baptist Church. In 1986, I became a part-time youth pastor at the church. Coupling my seminary training with the opportunity to labor alongside of the pastoral staff was an immense blessing. After 10 years of part-time ministry, the Lord opened the door for me to begin laboring full-time. I am thankful for the Lord’s graciousness in placing me in the ministry here and for giving me the privilege of serving the families of our church as they rear their children to be faithful servants of the Lord.