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Minister of Music
I was born in Wichita, Kansas. My father received Christ when I was about 7 years old and we began attending a Bible-believing church. After attending church and hearing God’s Word taught, I became convicted of my sin and asked Jesus into my heart when I was 8 years old.
Dad and mom retired in 1975, and we moved to Calico Rock, Arkansas, where I finished my last 3 years of high school. I met my wife while attending high school, and we were married in 1980. We have been married now for 38 years. We have 8 children: Nicole, Justin, Samuel, Hannah, Tobias, Matthew, Hayley and Jordan. We have 6 grandchildren from our 2 oldest and two more getting married this summer.
After graduating high school, I had a career in the grocery business for about 18 years. I changed jobs and began a career at the hospital in Mountain Home, AR, in the information systems department. I have been working at the hospital now for the past 20 years as a PACS Administrator and clinical analyst for the radiology dept.
God gave me a love and passion for music. I have had the privilege to be the worship leader for the First Baptist church of Bull Shoals for 25 years now. I enjoy leading our congregation in hymns as well as incorporating some of the newer contemporary music into our Call to Worship.
I was blessed to be raised in a Christian home by two loving parents. I struggled initially with the decision to give my life to Jesus, but at age 12 I finally came to a point of surrender to His lordship over me. I then struggled some more with God’s call to ministry, but I surrendered to that, as well, as a freshman at Baylor University.
It was at Baylor that I met my beautiful and kind bride, Lydia. She and I have three sons, Caleb, James, and Jackson. I am so thankful for the family God has given me.
After Baylor, I attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in answer to my call to ministry. I’ve served churches in Arkansas since 2010, and I’ve been the pastor of First Baptist Bull Shoals since 2017. I hope to see God use my ministry to bring about more and more disciples of Jesus following Him in a healthy way.
In my free time, I enjoy playing games, reading, shooting, and hunting.