I was born and raised in Quinlan Texas where I grew up in the Quinlan Methodist Church, which was built on land that my great grandfather donated to the church. After graduating from Ford High school, I went on to complete an Associate Degree of Applied Science at Texas State Technical Institute in Waco Texas. Since then, I have worked in the copier industry as a copier repair technician for over thirty years. The last twenty years I spent with Xerox working here in East Texas.
During this time, I met my wonderful wife Kara and a little more than twenty-one years ago we got married. About a year later, we purchased a home in Hallsville, Texas. Then in 2005 to our great joy, our son Jase was born. In my life, I have enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. I am an avid sports fan following both the Rangers and the Cowboys. I have been a part of a fantasy football league with close friends for over fifteen enjoyable years.
Kara and I served at First United Methodist Church in Hallsville for almost 16 years. While serving at FUMC Hallsville, I was a member of the chancel choir for a few years, taught children’s’ and youths’ Sunday schools, taught and helped with children’s Mighty Ministers and Kingdom Kids. I assisted in leading Vacation Bible School for many years, taught and co-taught Alpha courses and taught and co-taught various Bible studies. Additionally, I was a member of the Praise Team/Band in contemporary worship for several years. I assisted worship as an usher and by serving communion.
I went on the Walk to Emmaus in October of 2011. For most of the last two years, I have served as a part time Local Licensed Pastor at Lone Star First Methodist along with assisting Kara in her appointment at Ore City First Methodist.