My wife and I have three boys and four girls – our youngest four children were born at home with the assistance of a midwife, and together we homeschooled them for ten years.
During my childhood we moved every year until I was in eighth grade, so I was always the new kid in school and neighborhood. As long as I can remember, I had a strong belief in God. I feared dying because I knew that judgment would follow. I struggled greatly with self-acceptance and had strong suicidal thoughts throughout my teen years, but the fear of an eternity in hell kept me from taking my own life. As I sat in my car after an accident that could have been fatal, I realized that God had given me a second chance. Less than a week afterward while I was recovering from that accident, a friend who I hadn’t seen for years invited me to church. Following the evangelist’s message was an invitation to walk to the front of the auditorium to receive Christ, but because my fear and pride kept me from responding in front of several hundred people, God used one of the church leaders to ask me personally if I wanted to be saved. I agreed, and then made a public profession of faith. Immediately, I felt a peace I had never known before, and was baptized that same day.
Some of my interests are management/leadership, personality traits, spiritual gifts, OKC urban development, landscaping, college football, and Thunder basketball.
My role at Heritage is to prepare a place for people to carry out God’s purposes.
God has given me organizational skills and an ability to relate to others with encouragement, understanding, and empathy.