Pam and I have been married since 1975 and are the parents of David and Jessica.
A native Texan I have also lived in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri and close enough to count Kansas as well. I have learned the truth of Mark Twain’s words, “Travel is the enemy of prejudice.” Every move, every city and state, introduced me to wonderful people who loved God and loved me.
I have a passion for mentoring, small groups, spiritual formation, and teaching people about Jesus. My love for individual mentoring and small group ministry was born during my ten years in campus ministry at Memphis State University and Southwest Missouri State University. My love for teaching larger groups was sharpened during my time as preaching minister in Kansas City, Memphis and Dallas.
I love writing and have written two books, Step By Step: A 90-Day Walk With Jesus Through The Gospel of Mark and Walk With Me, which I co-authored with Prentice Meador. Most recently I co-edited with Dave Bland, An Honest Cry, a collection of sermons from the Psalms, written by ministers from all over the country, in honor of our friend and departed servant of God Prentice. I have written for numerous journals including Campus Journal, The Small Group Letter, Image Magazine, 21st Century Christian Magazine, and Leaven. Currently I am Managing Editor for 21st Century Christian Magazine.
About 20 years ago my father took me to Ghana, West Africa. Since that time I have been intimately involved with the Ghana Water Well Mission, a water-well drilling / church planting ministry, the Village of Hope, an orphanage for abandoned and neglected children, and Heritage Christian College, a training school for ministers who serve all over West Africa.
Spiritual Formation is now the terminology I use to describe my ministry. But it’s really just a chance to focus my ministry in an area where my heart has always lived. I agree with Dallas Willard, who said in an interview, that Spiritual Formation is not new, it’s just been lost for a while.