Simply put, I am a Southern Baptist preacher, teacher, writer and editor who is “Reformed” (or “Calvinistic”) in my theological convictions and loves good books! Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, I moved to Muskegon, Michigan in April 2010 to marry my beautiful sweetheart, Karen – and in May 2011, we had our first child, Luther Martin (named, obviously, in honor of the great Reformer, Martin Luther)! More recently – in January 2013 – the Lord also blessed us with a daughter, whom we named Nora Grace. How thankful we are for these two precious blessings!
I earned a B.A. in “Biblical Studies” from Belhaven College (now Belhaven University), and an M.Div. from Beeson Divinity School. Over the years, I have served as a sales associate at many Christian bookstores, as well as serving at various times as a youth minister, an associate pastor, a co-author of a book (Crossing the Tracks by Dolphus Weary, myself and William Hendricks [Kregel, 2012] ), an adjunct Bible teacher at Belhaven University, and the bookstore manager at Reformed Theological Seminary (Jackson campus).
After moving to Michigan, I served as the Assistant Pastor at Lakeside Baptist Church in Muskegon for two-and-a-half years, and now serve as the book editor for Eternal Perspective Ministries (the ministry of best-selling Christian author Randy Alcorn). I am also continuing to write, preach, and teach whenever given the opportunity to do so, and praying for the Lord to open the door for me to pastor full-time.