I was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. My earliest memories are from the back pew of our church. I grew up in an Assembly of God church. As I got older I started reaching for “The American Dream”. College, get a job in my field of study, etc. I thought I was doing it right, but God had a different plan.
Three weeks after turning twenty-one I drove 1,648 miles from home to become a youth pastor in a young Assembly of God church in Massachusetts. I was the youth minister in two different churches.
I left the ministry and drove to Virginia Beach, Virginia to visit a friend, and wound up settling there. That is where I met my wife. We got married and due to a loss of a job we sold our house and moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma. We had two children there. For the hope of a good stable job we moved the family to Illinois. My wife and I divorced several years ago. I am now retired from AT&T, and have moved back home to Tulsa, to become a full time writer, and public speaker.
Early in 2019, I moved to the Philippines to get married. I no longer have to check the “Divorced” box on forms, as I have married a wonderful woman. April is a true gift from God. I lived with her there until several needs required me to come back to America. April joined me in America, March 2021. We attend Life Church.
I feel my primary ministry now is in the form of writing, and as a motivational speaker. I enjoy helping and encouraging other writers hoping to make their writing experience the best it can be.