Date, Place of Birth: August 12, in Lawrenceville, GA.
Places (states) lived in: Georgia and North Carolina.
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological College (May 1999), Master of Divinity with an emphasis in Preaching and Speech from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (December 2002), and Doctor of Ministry in Expository Preaching from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (December 2010).
Salvation Experience: July 1, 1990 while I was a 22 year old police officer with the Gwinnett County Police Department. I had joined the church and been baptized as a 14 year old boy and was a lost church member. God drew me to Himself for many months by many instances and through the personal evangelism efforts of several people, including three police officers I worked with.
Work/Ministry experiences: Crime Scene Technician/Police Officer/Burglary Detective with the Gwinnett County (GA) Police Department (July 1986-July 1997). Seminary student/pulpit supply preacher/ministry intern (August 1997-September 2002). Senior Pastor of Hope Baptist Church; Conyers, GA (September 2002-May 2008). Minister of Adult Education and Discipleship at First Baptist Church of Conyers; Conyers, GA (June 2008-April 2010). Senior Pastor of Winterville First Baptist Church (May 2010-present).
Favorite Things about WFBC: Everyone at WFBC has been so friendly and down to earth since I became their Pastor. There is a sense of closeness and fellowship among the people of our church that makes it easy for a newcomer to fit in. I love the small town feel of Winterville and being close to a large university town at the same time.
Family Members: My wife Marsha (married in July 1997), and our sons Mac (b. 2001) and Seth (b. 2004).
Hobbies: trying to stay physically fit, genealogy, hang out with friends, vintage music, and studying/teaching the Bible.
BOOKS: Christian Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders, Christ-Centered Preaching by Bryan Chapell, and When I Don’t Desire God by John Piper.
MUSIC: Soul, R and B, Classic County, Classic Southern Gospel, Contemporary Country.
Secret Ambition: To retire and work part time in security or as a chaplain at Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Favorite Preachers: Alistair Begg (www.truthforlife.org) , Johnny Hunt (www.fbcw.org), Mark Driscoll (www.pastormark.tv), Danny Akin (www.danielakin.com), and Matt Chandler (www.thevillagechurch.net).