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I have had the privilege of being involved in ministry for over twenty years. I am an ordained Christian minister and have primarily worked in the areas of Christian Counseling, Preaching, Teaching and Writing. Besides researching, reading, studying and writing, I enjoy martial arts, swimming, music, friends, family, mochas, beef jerkey, seafood and Coca-Cola.
It took me a while to find my "nitch" as it seems I am too conservative in my beliefs and theology for the liberal crowd, and it appears I am too liberal in living out my faith for the conservative crowd. I feel if we act too pious, snobby and judgmental we are never going to reach lost and hurting people. People need to be met where they're at, not forced into acting a certain way first. The fact is that often times LIFE BITES, but, God knows and He cares. :-)
Ministry History: True Grace Ministries and Theological Institute - Founder, President and Professor; Private Counseling - Christian and Pastoral Counselor; Riverview Bible College - Co-Founder, Professor and Student Counselor; The Freeway Church - Associate Pastor; Church By The Side Of The Road - Staff Intern, Counselor and Youth Pastor Assistant; Wabash Presbyterian Church - Board of Deacons.
Education History: Salt Lake Bible College - Doctor of Theology (Th.D.) candidate; True Grace Theological Institute - Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.); Tyndale Theological Seminary - Master of Arts (M.A.) in Bible and Theology; Spirit of Truth Institute - Master of Christian Counseling (M.C.C.); Northwest Bible College (now Northwest University) - Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) with a double major in Biblical Studies and Behavioral Science; Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary - Certificate of Completion (Cert.) in General Bible and Theology Studies; Wicket Gate Bible College/4 Soils Ministries - Four Associate level certificates: one in Bible Counseling, one in Bible Teaching, one in Theology, and one in Discipleship.
Additional studies, certificates, and/or credit was earned: Luther Rice Seminary, Trinity Theological Seminary, Reformed International Seminary, and Birmingham Theological Seminary.