About Me

I'm a Christian, husband, father, friend, witness, pastor-teacher, Bible student, shade-tree mechanic, classic car guy, motorcyclist, handyman and jogger.

 I was born and raised in the Chicago area. I met my wife at Moody Bible Institute and we were married in 1982.  I received my Master of Divinity from Talbot Seminary and my Doctorate of Ministry from Liberty University.  I have been happily pastoring at Avalon Hills Bible Church in Virginia Beach since 1993. 

My beautiful wife, Teresa, and I have three adult sons, 2 daughters-in-law, and 5 grandchildren (2 of which are already in heaven).  

“Speak that I may see thee.” That’s what Socrates said so long ago. I think of this blog as a cache of personal observations about life and the world, written especially for my friends and other people who might share common interests with me.

I hope that I wouldn’t normally feel any compulsion to “speak” that I might be “seen,” but it just so happens that God has apparently called me to be a pastor-teacher. As such, it seems that He has also sometimes used my speaking to help and inspire people. Maybe, in the best of these times, I have spoken that He might be seen. I earnestly hope so.

I envision posting various devotional thoughts from time to time, along with some “pastoral counsel,” some proposed solutions to theological and interpretive issues, some accounts of my personal encounters with God, and even some superficial chatter about humorous experiences, current events, and my sports and hobbies.

When asked what he was reading, the exasperated Hamlet replied, “Words, words, words”—meaningless and false. I will try very hard to keep you from feeling that way about your visits to my blog.

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