When discovering a book, movie, article, or website, it is only natural to be curious about the author. We want to know who this individual is, what they believe and from what experience and/or education they have obtained their expertise. Hence, I'm including an ABOUT US link on this website.

The brief summary of my life is as follows:

I was born in 1944 in the northeast, to a working class family, and the eldest of five children. I was "born again" in Ohio, and received my Bible training in central Texas from 1968-1973. Afterward, I worked with other ministries in several states, leading youth groups and setting up home Bible clubs for kids, or adult Bible studies, always with the emphasis on salvation and learning the Word of God.

Several years after returning to my hometown, I founded the Homeplace Mission, and was licensed and ordained as an independent minister of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

In 1999, I was made assistant pastor, then eventually pastor, of a small country church. At this time, I also served as a weekly Bible teacher over our hometown radio station. During those years, we published a quarterly newsletter for our church and program families. Last summer, we established a summer Bible school for kids as well as adults.

As a pastor, I have done all the usual "pastor things" such as visiting the sick and elderly, performing baptisms, officiating at funerals, going door to door inviting people to church, etc. A lot of these things, I had already done as a Christian layman for many years prior to my ordination, as I'm sure many of you have done.

On a more personal note, I have raised two families and have three daughters of whom I am very proud.  My eldest daughter is an Anthropology/Archaeology graduate.  She  has served as a musician at various churches and she is the mother of my only grandchildren. In her "spare time," she manages my website. The middle daughter completed college and is web page developer for her own company. The youngest daughter graduated college too and works in graphic media.

In conclusion, The Homeplace Mission is no big, world-wide ministry (other than this website). I'm just a "milk and meat" preacher, who has a passion for souls and a deep love for learning and teaching the Word of God. It is my desire that through this "electronic pulpit" I can help YOU find and know our wonderful God!