I have a B.A. degree (’88) from Northeast Louisiana University. After finishing undergraduate work, I went to New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and earned two degrees from there: an M.Div. (’91) and a Ph.D. with an emphasis in Theology (’96). My previous pastorates have been in Tennessee and Mississippi. We moved to Springfield over Memorial Day weekend 2007 and I have been pastor of University Heights Baptist Church since that time. My family and I enjoy our time together and cheering for the Auburn Tigers.
I’ve been a Baptist my whole life, and now have come to view the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship as my larger Baptist family. Our church is also a partner with the American Baptist Churches (USA), which is a new experience for me but this group is a strong proponent of local church autonomy, so that’s something I can relate to. Despite the fact we don’t affiliate with the SBC or state convention, we remain a part of the Greene County Baptist Association. I very much cherish the Baptist freedoms and distinctives that have been forged by those Baptists who have come before me.