I was born and grew up near the small town of Rocky Top, TN. 25 miles north of Knoxville in the mountains. I trusted Jesus as Savior at age nine and was baptized and nurtured at Main Street (Southern) Baptist Church. Following high school, I attended the University of Tennessee. It was in the College of Agriculture Dean’s office that I met Janice. We graduated from UT in June 1975, were married in August and moved to the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where I earned a graduate degree in agricultural journalism.
We moved to Little Rock in 1976 to write agriculture news and teach communications at the University of Arkansas Extension Service. While in Little Rock, we heard expository, verse-by-verse Bible teaching that made the Scripture come alive. It was a period of great spiritual growth for us. In 1979, we moved to Stuttgart to establish a communications effort for Riceland Foods. Janice worked with the girls’ mission education program. I taught young adults in Sunday School, served as a deacon and had occasions to speak at area churches.
We began attending Fellowship in 2005 and now lead a D Group. We moved to Little Rock in fall 2016 in anticipation of retiring after nearly 37 years of corporate life in government affairs and communications. To help prepare for the next phase of life, I’m an online student at Dallas Theological Seminary, working toward a Masters of Biblical and Theological Studies. God knows the plans He has for Janice and me, and we believe He us to Fellowship and Little Rock to serve.
That we all share in the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, so that we would not be conformed to this world, but that we would continue to be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ; reflecting His love, His mercy, and His grace to each other and to those with whom we come in contact. (adapted from Ephesians 4:13 and Romans 12:2)