I gave my heart to Jesus at nine years old at a youth camp I didn’t want to be at. I’m pretty sure I was there to give my mom a week’s rest from me but God had a much bigger plan. I started in the ministry in 1985 in the Evangelical Methodist Church in Odessa when I was 29 as the associate pastor. I am so blessed to be one of five pastors on my mom’s side of the family. I’ve led two churches as senior pastor before joining the staff at Beltway in 2005. I am blessed to get to minister in our marriage ministry and lead re|engage for couples, Unite for premarital and seriously dating couples and Foundation Groups for newlywed couples.
Marsha and I knew each other during high school but didn’t start dating until 1976. We celebrated our 42 anniversary in August of this year and can’t believe how fast those years have gone by. We have been blessed to raise two grown kids, Shane and Stacy (married to Monty). You just can’t understand what it is to love someone as much as you do your kids until you have grandkids. We have five incredible grandkids, Garrett, Mayce, Bryce, Blake and Braydon.
I love getting to minister to couples in every area of marriage and relationships. I love seeing God transform a marriage from one that is on the brink of divorce into a healthy, Godly marriage that He is using to change lives and marriages around the world.