I am just an ordinary guy who barely made it through high school and became an oilfield welder. Then, because of God’s grace, I became a follower of Jesus, and He called me to be a pastor. God allowed me to marry my high school sweetheart, Sherry, and we have been blessed with three daughters, two sons-in-law, one awesome granddaughter, and two wiener dogs. Just an ordinary guy, called by God, having the time of my life!
I grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma, and grew up in our little church until I was married. Although my parents took me to church every time the doors were opened and taught me at home about Jesus, I did not have a personal relationship with Jesus nor did I follow Him. I guess I believed that going to church was the same as following Jesus. Then one day it dawned on me that I lived one way on Sunday and a totally different way the rest of the week.
Our family has been camping in Colorado since our three daughters were very young; now our sons-in-law and our granddaughter have joined us on this annual family adventure.
I enjoy working with metal (welding and blacksmithing) and wood (building a playhouse for my granddaughter). Another great delight I have is assisting our missionary friends in the work they are doing in Mexico.
My role as a disciple of Jesus is to make disciples and equip others to grow in their walk with Jesus and make disciples themselves.