I grew up on a farm in Missouri. Playing football in high school and college was a passion I enjoyed. I met my wife Mary at NWMSU in Maryville, Missouri in 1971 and we were married in August of 1972.Together we have three adult children and seven grandchildren. I have served in the ministry pastoring since 1974 in 6 different churches. The Lord led me to pursue a Masters of Divinity degree and a Doctor of Ministry degree and they have served as tools to assist in Pastoral Care Ministry. Mary and I moved to LaCygne KS in 2006 and started attending Living Proof on Christmas Eve, 2018. Currently we lead the LP Legacy Adult Fellowship, host a home group, and joined the LP staff in May, 2021. I love to smoke meat and eat BBQ. I also love helping to disciple new believers and to help in the Missions outreach of the church.