As a student at Wichita State University(1977-1981) two things happened that transformed my life. I began walking with Jesus after experiencing the emptiness of life apart from him and I met Christy who would become my wife in 1983. Christy and I have three daughters- Crystal, Corrie, and Casey. Crystal is married to Neil. Corrie is married to Curtis and Casey is married to John. We have five grandchildren, Haddie, Eva, Christopher, Oliver, Norah and Ellis.
I graduated from Wichita West High school, Wichita State University and twice from Southwestern Baptist Seminary (M.Div. and Ph.D.). I am the founding pastor of River (1990) and I have served as an Air Force Chaplain in the Air National Guard since 1997. I have deployed overseas twice, most recently to Iraq in 2009.
Hobbies & Interests:
I love to run, bike, and walk. I love to sit on my porch with Christy and drink sweet tea. I love to work in the yard, plant trees, build stuff.
Book: My favorite book changes with my mood, but I always love good biographies.
Movie: My favorite movie is Saving Private Ryan.
Place to eat: My favorite place to eat is my back deck on a nice day, or any place in town with outdoor seating.
Thing to do in Wichita: Walking or running on one of our great trails/paths.