I grew up in Shamrock, Texas; a prospering metropolis of about 3,000 people! I am thankful to have grown up in a small town, and I still like the small town atmosphere in places we visit. After beginning with a major in architecture at Texas Tech University, following the Lord’s leading in a call to ministry, I changed majors to Music Education and finished my degree in that. After serving in three churches in Texas as Minister of Music and Youth, we moved to Richland Baptist in 1990, and became the Minister of Music and Youth here. After about 8 years of church growth, we needed to add another worship service, and I became the Minister of Music; we added other staff to work with youth. I am responsible for planning and facilitating the worship services, leading the Worship Choir, the Senior Adult Choir, and the handbell choir, teaching classes at our church, as well as participating in our associational activities, focusing right now on Camp Touchet, our associational camp.
Renae has been my wife since 1981, and my friend for a lot longer than that! We grew up together in the same small town. We have three grown children and five grandchildren, all of which we are very thankful for. When I’m not in church, Renae and I enjoy camping in our great Northwest, and spending time with our kids and grandkids. I enjoy backpacking in some of our wilderness areas and fishing whenever I have the chance.