preaching at Carbondale AG

I came to fully know the Lord as my savior at the age of 11. Several months later, on Palm Sunday, at the age of 12 I began my preaching career. That was over four decades ago.

I have graduated from two institutions of higher learning: John Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies (1976); Oral Roberts University with a Master of Divinity degree (1980), and with a Doctor of Ministry degree (1986). 

I came to ORU in August, 1976, as a Master of Divinity student. During my first semester, I became a Teaching Assistant in Oral Roberts’ class “The Holy Spirit in the Now.” From that point on, the teaching ministry has been a part of my life. Following graduation, I became a faculty member. For over three decades, I have been associated with Chancellor Roberts’ class.

During my time at Oral Roberts University I have served on in the Undergraduate Department of

Theology and in the Graduate School of Theology. I have taught Biblical, Theological, Evangelism and Preaching courses. 

I have authored a number of web courses for the university. I also contributed the commentary notes for the book of Exodus in the Spirit Filled Life Bible. At present, I have authored three books, and a number of videos. 

Although my major ministry was at the university, I have at times been on staff as a pastor, a conference speaker and an evangelist. In January 2007, the Lord released me from my call as a “classroom teacher” and renewed my call as a “traveling minister.”

In April 2007, I was recognized as one of the outstanding faculty members of ORU. I could not think of a better way to transition from ORU than on such a high note.  Since leaving ORU as a full time instructor, I have seen people saved, Spirit-filled, delivered, healed, and turned on to the Word of God.

This past year, Melanie and I celebrated our 41st anniversary as husband and wife. She is truly a blessing to me and a woman of God. She not only works beside me, but is a tower of strength for me.  She also is a gifted teacher.

The thing that I find the most enjoyment in is telling people about the love of God, whether that be teaching a seminar or preaching a sermon. It is such a joy to see God at work in the lives of His children. If I can ever be of service to you, please do not hesitate to contact me.