I attended Baptist churches growing up and accepted Christ at the age of 10. I seriously turned to God at 15 and began a life-long pursuit to know Him, to hear Him, and to serve Him. In 1978, I made Shady Grove Church my place of worship and family and stayed with them through many changes, including the transition to become one of the Gateway Churches.
I met my wife Kari in 1979 at SGC and married her a year later. We have 2 children who love Jesus, are married, and have given us 7 grandchildren, 6 boys and 1 girl.
I earned a B.S. in Information Systems in May 2002 at UT Arlington and worked 30 years for the USPS, before retiring in 2016.
In 2006 I came across Dave Ramsey’s radio broadcast and loved his teachings. His adherent callers who yelled, “I’m debt free,” inspired me to join him. Kari and I went all in with Dave’s program – Financial Peace University – and became totally debt free. I currently facilitate FPU regularly, encourage everyone to do what we did, and provide financial coaching to any who want it.
In December 2015 we became members of Grace Fellowship Church and immediately bonded with the people and loved the worship. We also noticed the great many opportunities to serve and volunteer. We love the family of GFC and the commitment they hold to Christ.