I am a minister at heart. I have served mostly full-time in ministry for more than 20 years. I am looking for something in metro DSM within 90 minutes that needs a supply preacher or a smaller church that needs a part time pastor. I am also self-employed buying and selling all sorts of items on the internet and out of my large garage. My business is called ReWork Enterprises: Saving the World One Used Item at a Time.
I previously served as the Associate Minister at a Church in Earlham, Iowa, population about 1300. There are probably another 1300 folks who live outside the “city limits.”
I am married to my lovely wife Heather. We moved from Mesa, AZ in January 2006. We have a cat (Daphne), or perhaps its the other way around. We also have a 100 year old house that is a regular challenge to me, costs a whole lot of money to upgrade, and is generally a pain in my opinion…but I am not bitter. So far I have set my arm on fire, broken my wrist, broken my toe, got tendonitis in my foot, fell out of the bucket of a skid loader, captured and “removed” 13 bats from my attic, been to the chiropractor dozens of times, have seen about a dozen different doctors. I have now lived here over 10 years. I am not very handy when it comes to renovation. Iowa has been so life-changing for me, but I love the pace of life, pace of ministry and the quality of people.
I was born near Asheville, NC and raised mostly in Conyers, GA. I went to college at Atlanta Christian College (now called Point University) near Atlanta, GA where I received a Bachelors Degree (Magna Cum Laude) in Christian Ministry/Preaching. I went to Seminary at Emmanuel School of Religion (now call Emmanuel Christian Seminary) in Johnson City, TN., where I received a Master of Divinity degree with a specialization in Christian Care and Counseling. In addition, I have 2800 hours of post-graduate training as a Chaplain specializing in Crisis Care.
I have served Churches in GA, KY, NC, AZ and now Iowa. I have also served as a Chaplain at hospitals in AL and AZ in addition to serving as a Corporate Chaplain with several companies in the metro Phoenix area for a short time. I was also blessed with the opportunity to serve as a Chaplain at the in-field hospital at a NASCAR race in Talladega, AL (once) and as a Chaplain to the Mesa Miners professional baseball team (six weeks).
I have published several articles in the Earlham Advocate, our local newspaper. I have also been able to publish a couple of articles on SmallGroups.com. I routinely volunteer for the Red Cross doing whatever I can to use the gifts, abilities and training I have acquired over the years. I have sat on the Boards of three non-profit groups: Central Iowa Bible Camp, Christian Evangelistic Mission (plants churches in Iowa) and the Earlham Ministerial Organization. I recently resigned from leading the EMO. After 6 years it was time for someone else to take the helm.