I was saved in April of 1973 at 18 years of age at Calvary Baptist Church in Normal, Illinois. God then led me to Maranatha Baptist Bible College in the fall of 1973. I transferred to Hyles-Anderson College where I met my wife, Donna, and graduated in January of 1978. God moved us to Central Baptist Church of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where I became the youth pastor for three years.
In the summer of 1982, I was called to pastor the Bible Baptist Church of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. It was during this time that God gave me a burden for missions around the world. After 12 fruitful years of pastoring, I resigned to go to the mission field.
In 1993 we were accepted as missionaries to Canada with Baptist International Missions, Inc. After deputation God led us to start the Berean Baptist Church of Winnipeg, Manitoba, where I pastored for 10 years until turning the pastorate over to a young Canadian man.
In 2004 my wife became quite ill and required coming back to the States. Dr. Robert Meyer, BIMI Southeast Asia Director, contacted me about becoming his assistant. I then started working with our 84 missionaries in Southeast Asia.
God has allowed me to raise funds to build an orphanage in India for victims of the tragic tsunami that hit the day after Christmas in 2004. I had the opportunity to lead two construction crews to actually build the building.
I have also been privileged to raise funds and help to build a hospital and put in fresh water wells in Indonesia that opened the door for a massive Bible distribution in the largest Muslim country in the world. More than 49,000 Bibles were handed out to public school students.
This opened door allowed us to repeat the distribution of Bibles in the Solomon Islands. We printed and shipped 28,000 Bibles that were distributed in the summer months of 2011 and 2012 to the high school students.
In working with our missionaries in Southeast Asia, we try to help with any special projects that they might have. Plus, I seek to stay busy preaching missions conferences and revivals in local churches in the United States.
God has opened a door of opportunity in the islands of Fiji. The prime minister has requested that we supply 232,000 Bibles for all of the students on the islands. This is a great opportunity.
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