In 1972 I accepted Christ while living as a “Hippie.” No sooner had I become a Christian when I was drafted into the military. During the next five years of serving in the army I also completed my Bible College training and became an ordained minister in 1979.
In 1982, I received the invitation to pastor a church in Sioux Falls, SD. During the next few years while pastoring I earned my Bachelors Degree in Theology and Ministry from Great Plains Baptist Seminary.
My wife and I attended a marriage seminar while in South Dakota and ended up being trained to teach and do seminars. When we were invited to work full-time with Marriage Ministries International out of Denver, CO we accepted the invitation. For the next ten years we did leadership training throughout the East Coast and several countries overseas.
In January 1998, I went back into pastoral work becoming part of the preaching staff at Times Square Church, New York City, NY for the next twelve years. During this time I trained over 70 lay counselors and led a weekly prayer meeting that saw hundreds of people unite together in a weekly prayer meeting.
I established a ministry, Living New Covenant, Inc., in 2010 with a passion to take the truths I had received at Times Square Church to the body of Christ in central Africa and Western and Eastern Europe.
Noline and I were childhood sweethearts and have been married for 45 years. We have three married children, our eldest daughter and her husband live in Ukraine with eight children. Our middle daughter and her husband live in Denver, CO with their five children. And, our son and his wife live in Boca Raton, FL with their four children. We are rich grandparents to have seventeen grandchildren!
2017 / 2018 was an exciting but busy two years for us. I became co-owner of a business with my son here in Orlando, FL. God has blessed the business and I have witnessed many customers and employees touched by the love of Christ.
For the past two and a half years I have had the awesome privilege of being a lay pastor under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. William Lewis, of Community Presbytarian Church, Celebration FL. During this time we have been truly blessed by his ministry. Pastor William has become one of my closest friends and a spiritual confidante, not to say how much love we have received from this amazing congregation.