1. Tell us about yourself.

I am originally from Michigan, moved to Kentucky (by way of a 7-year stop in Indiana) through my job. The company I worked for at the time had a plant in Glasgow, KY which I was transferred to. That is where I met my wonderful wife, Tammie, who I have been married to since 1998. We have 6 children between us: Robert, Samantha, Amanda, Jessica, Matthew, and Michael. We also have 4 grandchildren: Mikayla, Jaylyn, Jackson, and Katharina.

 

2. How did you come to Faith Family Church?

TOTAL God thing. We visited many churches. There was nothing WRONG with any of them, we just didn’t feel that any of them were where we were supposed to be. The first time we came to Faith Family was actually a week we originally had planned to visit another church. Miraculously (pun intended!) that church cancelled due to weather. Some friends called and said they were going to visit Faith Family and asked if we wanted to come also. We did, and from that day on, we knew that Faith Family is where God led us to attend.

 

3. How has the Christ-centered, expositional teaching helped you to grow?

Theology certainly is important. Bad theology leads to bad decisions.

 

4. When you get home from work, what do you look forward to doing? (What are your other passions?)

Seeing my wonderful wife. We have (at minimum) a weekly date night, but we just enjoy being with each other regardless of what we are doing. We also love having the kids/grandkids come by and visit. I like music, both listening to it and playing it.

 

5. What has God been teaching you lately?

God has really reinforced to me that the church is not a country club, and that our relationships with other Christians should be more than sharing a couple hours together on a Sunday morning in the same building. I’ve always known that of course, but it has really been eye-opening recently.

Church is not a Country Club.

6. You put that you are going to “Serve In The Local Church.” Tell us what that looks for you.

For me, part of that is using the musical gifts that God has given me by being a part of leading worship with music. But it is much more than that. Serving means doing what needs to be done if you have the ability to do so. God doesn’t give us abilities to keep them to ourselves. We are to use them for Him. That may mean helping someone in need, that may mean filling in to lead a small group, that may mean sharing your life experience and how God brought you through situations, that may mean repairing a wall, and the list goes on. It also means trying to live as an example for others, mentoring those that may be at a different place in their walk. I hope I am up to the challenge!