TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAMILY - I have been married to my best friend since July of 1984. Melanie and I have raised two incredible children - Emily and Robert, who are both graduates of Samford University in Birmingham. Robert has given us a wonderful daughter-in-law named Amanda. Together. they have given us our second granddaughter, Agnes, who was born June 25, 2017. Emily is married to Brooks Dunn who has given us a step-grandson named Braeden. Emily and Brooks also gave us our first granddaughter, Evelyn, who was born July 24, 2016. Melanie and I have three fur-babies- Nate, an adorable black lab who thinks he's a human; Baxter, our inside kitty; and Malaya, our outside kitty.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN? - I was born in Enterprise, a small town of about 25,000 people in southeast Alabama. Enterprise is known for the Boll Weevil Monument and is the home of Fort Rucker and the US Army Aviation Center. I grew up riding my bicycle all over town and trudging through the woods from morning until the sun went down.
WHERE DID YOU GO TO SCHOOL? - I have bachelor's and master's degrees in history from Troy University, and I completed one year of PhD work at the University of Alabama before God called me into ministry. I also have a Master of Divinity degree in preaching and a Doctor of Ministry degree in church growth from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.