I am addicted to church. It could be that the only reason I am a pastor is that I get paid the big bucks to hang around church full-time. A lot happens when a group of men and women, boys and girls decide to live out life together going face-to-face with Jesus. It’s not always easy, but it’s never boring. And a lot of good stuff happens. One of my brothers, Kenny, is also a Pastor, and from what I hear a much better one than me. He also has more hair.
I am the Pastor of Spring Green Memorial Church. I also teach in college: Philosophy (my favorite class), Bible, Speech, Living Issues (Ethics), Christian Traditions, and Professional Business Communication. I teach at Eastern Nazarene College and various community colleges.
Norfolk, VA is my home, graduating from Old Dominion University in 1971 with a major in history and a minor in philosophy. InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is in my blood and helped shape a lot of my worldview. I graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary in 1979, a great theological education but I could never do the “reformed thing” very well. I am not a High Calvinist when it comes to predestination. If you push me hard, I take Arminius’ side in that debate.
Ever since seminary I have been doing church. My wife, Sharon, has decided to keep me even after 42 years, and my two boys still talk to me. One has his PhD from the University of Chicago and is now working as a business consultant. His PhD is in Medical Physicist. The other is doing postdoc research at the University of New Mexico having received his PhD at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Sharon is a second grade teacher. Living things do well around her – people, animals and plants.
I can’t get along without my iPhone, iPad and Macbook. Not using a mouse is a good thing.
I like working out at the gym and riding my 1999 Yamaha V-Star.