·  Grew up the son of a Lutheran pastor.

·  Received Christ his senior year in high school.

·  Graduated from the University of Georgia (Go DAWGS!) with a business degree in 1983.

·  Served as the College Pastor for four years at Grace Church in Edina, MN from 1983-1987.

·  Earned a Master of Divinity and a Master of Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1990.

·  Served as the Sr. Pastor of the First Evangelical Free Church (First Free) in Onalaska, WI from 1990-2008.

·  Received a Doctor of Ministry from Trinity International University in 2004 with an emphasis on discipleship and leadership development.

·  Occasional instructor at the Athens College of Ministry since 2012.

·  Author of numerous books and discipleship curriculum.

  • Leads pastors’ conferences in Africa each year.

·  Currently serves as the Founding and Sr. Pastor of Living Hope Church in Athens, GA.

·  Enjoys hunting, fishing, walks with his wife, dates with his children, and about anything outdoors.

·  Most importantly, has been married to Dede for over 35 years and has four children and three grandchildren.

·  Can be reached at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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