I grew up in a Baptist home in America. After going to church weekly from the age of two, I gave my heart to the Lord Jesus at age 15. However, no one discipled me to grow in the faith. At the age of 25, through a book my mother gave me, I instantly drew close to the Lord and stayed there. Five years later, God called me to preach. At which time, I immediately enrolled full time in Biblical studies at Trinity Baptist Bible College in Asheville, North Carolina and graduated with a Bachelor of Theology degree in 1988. Having also surrendered to God’s call to missions in my junior year, I waited for the Lord’s specific calling which came shortly after graduation – the field of Australia.
In July of 2001, my family and I arrived in Sydney, Australia where we established Harbour Baptist Church in the Eastern Suburbs. After eight years of ministry there, we moved to Melbourne to establish another Baptist church as a place of consistent teaching for the Word of God and from which to reach out to the surrounding multicultural community with the life-saving message of Jesus Christ.