I was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 16, 1946. I met my wife, Pat, during high school, and we were married in December 1965. We have two daughters and seven grandchildren. Our older daughter, Stephanie, went home to be with the Lord on October 21, 1998, at age thirty. Our younger daughter, Kristen, has two children and currently lives in the Washington, DC, area.
I had the privilege of serving my country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam era, and I served on the Prince George’s County Police in the late sixties.
In 1972 I responded to God’s calling to enter the ministry. At that point I entered Washington Bible College, and in 1974 I accepted the call to pastor my first church. My formal education began at the University of Tennessee in 1965. I graduated from Washington Bible College and then went on to study at Trinity University in Indiana and at the International Seminary in Plymouth, Florida.
My desire is to help as many people as possible to know God in a personal, intimate way and to grow in their relationship to Him.