It has been such an honor for my wife and me to serve the Lord together now, for over thirty years. We both were reared in godly homes and saved at an early age. I grew up in a pastor’s home, and my wife grew up in a dedicated laymen’s home. Julie and her family were actively involved in the bus ministry, as well as many other opportunities of service. Her love for music became much of her devotion, as she became the pianist of her church as a young teenager. I surrendered to the gospel ministry at the age of thirteen, in a revival meeting that my dad was preaching.
Julie and I met, while attending Hyles-Anderson College, in Hammond, Indiana, and were married in 1987. We started out almost immediately in the service of God. I became an assistant-pastor for a church in Shreveport, Louisiana. Knowing that the Lord had burdened my heart about pastoring and church planting, I took my first pastorate in 1993. In 1992, the Lord gave us a precious daughter, Emily. She was saved at an early age and surrender her life for His service. She went to The Crown College of the Bible, to complete her studies.
After pastoring another church in the states, the Lord began to burden our hearts about the mission field. In, 2004, we began deputation to go to Germany and minister to our American military who were stationed in Europe. The Lord allowed us to start two military churches in the country of Germany. We began a Euro-Wide Youth Conference, in which we invited teens from all over Europe to come for three days for preaching, fun, and fellowship. We were blessed to have young people coming from ten or more countries. It was our privilege to see dozens trust Christ as their Savior, and numbers surrendered to the Lord’s service.
Our heart has been consumed, for these many years, with our global responsibility to sow the Gospel, and disciple the saved. We believe, with a heart-felt fervor, that Preach Evangelistic Ministries has a biblical foundational of how the Gospel can be spread to the many languages of the world. We are humbled to have a part in training missionaries, building churches, and spreading the Gospel through this wonderful mission board. Please pray for our team as we labor together for the Lord.
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