After serving 20 years in the United States Air Force, I finished college getting a BS in Theology. For a few years I did evangelistic work in Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi and Florida. I also pastored three different churches in Illinois. I spent one year in the Philippines teaching in a Bible school and giving support to local churches. My wife and I also served as music ministers.

I am now retired from full time ministry but remain active in my local church and community.

At last count, my wife and I have two sons, four daughters, twenty grandchildren and are currently expecting the arrival of our twelfth great grandchild.