Terri and I were married in November 1977. We have three children: Tanya, Joshua, and Caleb, as well as, three grandchildren. I served 20 years in the United States Marine Corps. The terrorist attack on the World Trade Center prompted me to begin working with the Federal government as an instructor for the Transportation Security Administration in the state of Kentucky. Eventually, my wife and I decided to enter ministry full-time. Since our first introduction to the church in Urbana (June 2015), we have considered ourselves blessed to be part of a group so caring towards others. Their offer to have us come and work with them is something we are deeply thankful for. I graduated Ohio Valley University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Biblical Studies and minoring in Ministry. I continued my education through Harding Graduate School of Religion (Memphis, TN) and Lipscomb University (Nashville, TN). I presently hold a Master of Divinity degree.