This is in no particular order.
I’ve been in ministry for seventeen years and I’ve been a senior/solo pastor for fourteen of those years. I love it and I’m thankful everyday that I get to do this. For me it’s not a job and it’s not a living; it’s who I am.
In college and grad school I did well and won some awards (one in Greek and one in systematic theology). I helped teach some classes (in theology) and write some books (a dictionary and a commentary on Chronicles). I was also in the student government (treasurer and president). Recently I published several articles in the field of biblical studies.
I’m working on a PhD at the University of Chester and I’m focusing on Paul’s theology of suffering. I promise it’s not as depressing as it sounds.
I’m opinionated about the stuff I know, the other stuff I’m willing to learn. I’ll listen to you and I expect you’ll listen to me.
Before ministry I was in management for Chase-Manhattan and when I left Chase I was a trading analyst.
I wish I could be lazy but I just can’t sit still.
I have two awesome children. My wife is much better than I deserve.
My composer is Bach, my music is jazz, my sport is football.
My hobby is fly fishing, and my reading is scifi and mysteries. I’m a Sherlock Holmes nerd and a member of one of America’s oldest Sherlock Holmes societies.
My theologian is Athanasius. My philosopher is Kierkegaard.
My political stance is cynical (i.e., most of them are liars and crooks so I vote for the least crooked.)
My electronics are Apple. (I don’t care if that makes me sound elitist; they work and they last which means they’re also the best value.)
I’m from Jacksonville, I live in Metro Detroit, but Atlanta is my adopted hometown.
Here is a link to the church where I serve.