I began my involvement in church leadership in the mid 80's. In 1991, I began to attend The Vineyard Church and very quickly began to feel that this is where I would find my true calling. I participated with worship teams in Dallas and Cincinnati before being asked to come on staff with the Mason Vineyard in January, 1995. I have since served as Pastor and associate pastor with a passion for the worship music of the church. I have written, performed and recorded several original songs.
For over 11 years, I have served as the senior pastor at St. Luke's Community Church in Delhi. "This is without a doubt, where God wants me to be right now."
It was through my wedding ministry that I somehow caught the eye of the search committee from St. Luke's. They were looking for a non-denominational pastor to replace their retiring minister. Someone on the committee saw me perform a wedding at The Manor House and submitted my name for consideration. St. Luke's is a wonderfully warm congregation with a sincere love for the Lord and one another.
I have enjoyed being a part of OVER 700 WEDDING CEREMONIES since I began my wedding ministry in 2000. "It’s a very important part of what I do."
I am still absolutely in love with my bride of 50 years. We have four children and nine grandchildren. We were 17 and 19 when we got married, I was in the Marines, and we have had all the struggles and problems that most couples experience. "Sometimes, when things get tough, it feels like you’re hanging on by the last thread. But love is always worth hanging on to." As I often quote from first Corinthians in my ceremonies, "faith, hope and love abide these three, but the greatest is love."