From Cincinnati area, married to high school sweetheart Terry. Typical of the 60’s, a musician’s life led to serious drug & life style issues. He returned to God & went to Bible College at Southeastern in Lakeland Fla. Pastor has been in Ministry for 36 yrs & at First Assembly for 25 yrs.
Family: Wife Terry, Son Andy,(Katie) Pastors in Savannah Georgia. Son Corey (Kristen) Pastors in Atlanta Georgia. Daughter Kelly (Adam) Dental Hygienists in Columbus Ohio. 4 grandsons, known as “The Wolfpack” Jagger, Tek, Cash & Slade.
Hobbies: Accomplished jazz musician playing saxes, & flute. Officer in the local musician union, playing about 30 gigs a year. Personal highlights were setting in with the Stan Kenton Orchestra & performing a piece with Maynard Ferguson.
Pets: Two Maltese puppies, “The Grand-Dogs”.
Favorite Quotes: “It is more important to be known for what you are for, than what you are against” & “The only reasons God tells us ‘No’, is because He knows it’s going to hurt us, or He has something better.”
Favorite Songs: “Shout to the Lord” Hillsong, “Naimia” &” Alabama”, by John Coltrane. “Love for Sale” Buddy Rich. Anything Cannonball or Phil Woods
Favorite Bible Verse: John 11:35 “Jesus wept”… Seriously! The context of what was happening & how devastated His friends were. Jesus, God in the flesh, took time to stop & cry with His friends. Wow! That’s my God. The God I want to share with all.