I was born in southern West Virginia and brought up in a godly home. I came to know God as my Lord and Savior at the age of 13 and I was soon baptized. I meet my wife Jan while attending college in South Carolina. We were married in Forks Washington and have been married for 54 years. In the first four years of our marriage I served in the United States Air Force. We have three children, ten grandchildren and one great child. God called us into ministry while in college. I received my degree from Biola University and did graduate work at Western Seminary. I have served in ministry for over fifty years as a pastor with 46 of those happy years at IBC. I have been blessed of God to teach pastors in over 25 countries. I love God, family, people, the Bible, hiking and golf.