While I grew up in a local church back in Southeast Missouri, I left the church at about age 16 and for the next five years did not give God much thought. But my great grandmother did as she continued to pray for my return to the faith. In Ashland, N.C. in the early spring of 1961, as a result of a letter from grandma and a track that she included in the letter, I accepted the reality of what really happened on that cross of Jesus. The turn-around was slow but steady and has continued throughout the remaining years of my life.
I am a professional Civil Engineer, retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after 37 years of government service in 1995. I spent the next 13 years working in private practice before really retiring at the end of 2007.
In January of 1970 God called me to the North Sacramento Baptist Church where for the next 17 years I served in various positions such as Youth Sunday School Teacher, Adult Sunday School Teacher, home bible study leader, and Chairman of the Church Council. After 17 years the family transferred membership to Arcade Baptist Church where I served in similar positions for the next 14 years until our move to the foothills at the end of 2000. Since then, Grace Bible Church of Cedar Ridge continues to be our home church. I currently serve as an Elder, and teach Bible studies and Sunday School classes.
I have a deep abiding love of the Word of God, the hymns of worship, theological study, and using the Bible to equip the church. Colossians 3:16 commands what I strive to achieve in my Christian life.
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God”