Director of Arkansas Prison Initiative Assistant Professor of Church History Education: MDIV, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary; PhD, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.

Teaching Experience: Assistant Professor of Church History, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary; Teaching Fellow under Dr. Michael Spradlin, President, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary; Adjunct Professor, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary; REAP Bible Conference, Cairo, Egypt, 2010; All India Prayer Fellowship, Delhi, India, 2016; Seminary Extension of the Southern Baptist Convention, 2003-2006.

Writings: PhD dissertation, “The Role of Adrian Rogers and the Recovery of Biblical Inerrancy in the Southern Baptist Convention;” “Review of Reformation 500: How the Greatest Revival Since Pentecost Continues to Shape the World Today,” The Journal of Mid-America Theological Seminary (vol. 5, Spring 2018).

Field Experience: Director of the Arkansas Prison Initiative, 2019 – Present; Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Hughes, AR, 2013-2019; Interim Pastor, Meridian Baptist Church, Jackson, TN 2013; Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Selmer, TN, 2010-2012; Senior Pastor, LaGuardo Baptist Church, Lebanon, TN 2001-2009; Senior Pastor, Fair River Baptist Church, Brookhaven, MS 1999-2001; Minister to Students, First Baptist Church, Millington, TN 1996-1999; Minister of Youth and Education, Highland Baptist Church, Grove City, OH 1994-1996.

Memberships: Evangelical Theological Society.

Honors: Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 1990; Student Body President, Crichton College 1988-90.

Travel: Egypt, Venezuela, India, Mozambique.

I have been married to my wife Laurie for 30 years, and we have three grown children. Our son, Logan, is a teacher and a High School basketball coach in Memphis. Hailey is our oldest daughter and she is in Law School at Mississippi College of Law, and our youngest daughter, Faith, is a student at The College of Mid America.

I grew up in Memphis and was saved as a 4th grade student at Whitehaven Methodist Day School. I played sports all through my school years and played basketball at a small college for four years. When I am not at work, I enjoy officiating high school football, baseball and softball as well as umpiring college softball. I enjoy traveling to the beach with my wife and also to Knoxville with my son to watch the University of Tennessee play football. I also enjoy playing golf.

ASK ME ABOUT:

  • Arkansas Prison Initiative
  • Adrian Rogers and the Conservative Resurgence
  • Baptist Confessions from the First London Confession through the BFM 2000
  • Baptist History