Who I am
Just a brief bio, I was born in Washington, PA in 1945. My parents moved to Ohio in 1948 where we have lived since. I graduated from Sandy Valley HS in 1963 and Malone University in 1967. My wife and I married in 1964 and have been together 56 years. We have four children, 12 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren.
How I came to do this
When I was eleven years old I was called to the ministry while at Round Lake Christian Camp. I sensed a call different from most. It was described to me as a teaching and preaching ministry. It was not till I was in my late 20's that I understood that description. As time progressed, we came into the baptism in the Holy Spirit in 1971-72 during the charismatic renewal. We spent a year in El Paso, Texas learning from seasoned missionaries and pastors, growing in the gifts of the Spirit. We returned to Ohio and began planting churches and teaching small groups. We planted churches in Waynesburg, the Akron area, and ministered in several states regularly. Our ministry took on an international flavor as well as we taught and helped church planters in foreign countries.
What I can do for you
The passion has always been to plant churches, train leaders, raise up young leaders, and leave a legacy of Bible based, Spirit Led leaders. Along with fellow leaders we have held schools, training seminars, and international schools to prepare leaders of all ages to do the work of the ministry with success. I have always been a part of a local church and work with local leaders. The base which sends me out and supports me now is Storyside Church, Bellville, Ohio. We are also connected with Christian Connect Network in Columbus, Ohio.