Missions and Evangelism, Pastor
Melissa and I married August 6, 1966. Our daughter is Jennifer whose husband is Brian Steele, PhD, prof at U. of Alabama, Birmingham. Their children are, Gretchen, Cora, Christopher, & Graham. Our sons are Joel, whose wife is Bradley (Johnson) & whose 4 sons are Johnson, Hunter, Gavin, & Cooper (Joel serves Second Baptist, Houston, Cypress Campus); and Daniel, whose wife is Jenny (Lacourse) & whose children are Hannah, Thomas, & Lydia (Daniel serves FBC, Bloomfield, NM).
Time in Ministry/Call to Ministry:
I began being the pastor of the Baptist Church in Moffett, OK, in 1963, almost 52 years ago. I became certain of God’s call to ministry as a junior in college.
Riding our Harley, Going places with Melissa, there’s not much I don’t enjoy… except things like being sick (but I almost never am).
Born in McAlister, OK, most of growing up in Fort Smith, AR.
Ouachita Baptist University, BS; Southwestern Seminary, MDiv; Luther Rice Seminary, DMin.
In the words of a famous Okie: I never met a meal I didn’t like. I am partial to crab legs though.
Books You Would Recommend:
Bonhoeffer, by Eric Metaxis, Ordering Your Private World, by Gordon MacDonald, and Tale of Three Kings, by Gene Edwards.
Favorite Sports Teams:
OU Sooners, OSU Cowboys, and Arkansas Razorbacks
Great Spiritual Marker in Your Life:
Following God’s call to go to Washington state