PERSONAL DATA: Birth: December 18, 1937, Johnson City, New York; Wife’s Birth: December 21, 1940, Douglas, Georgia; Married: February 7, 1957, Jacksonville, Florida
STATEMENT OF CONVERSION: I was saved October 29, 1956, at 9:30 P.M. in Sunday night service of the Trinity Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida. Words cannot express the gratitude in my heart for God’s amazing grace. He truly saved me that day.
CALL TO THE MINISTRY: A few weeks after my salvation I preached at a rest home in downtown Jacksonville. Two nurses were saved. Upon arrival back to my bunk at Jacksonville Naval Air Station, I knelt on my knees and gave my life for full-time Christian service. I felt the call during the first missionary conference at the Trinity Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida.
EDUCATION: Johnson City High, Johnson City, New York
Tennessee Temple University, Chattanooga, Tennessee
1. Trinity Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida 1956-1957
Preached - Active in soul winning outreach.
2. I have been a missionary to Nicaragua sense 1961. At present time there are 188 churches and missions, Sunday school attendance is 20,000 on any given Sunday. During the 47 years there have been 47,000 baptized. We have personally trained pastors in starting new churches. God has blessed us with an excellent Bible school. Over 600 students have been trained as Pastors and missionaries.
PHILOSOPHY OF MINISTRY: God has commanded us to spread the Gospel to every creature, Matthew 28:19,20. My burden is to reach every lost soul possible with the good news of salvation, to preach and establish fundamental Baptist churches across Central America which includes teaching, training, and sending out nationals to fulfill the great commission.