senior pastor

My family and I moved to North Alabama in 2004 to be near my wife’s parents who resided in Huntsville and were in poor health at the time. My wife, Becky is a native of Huntsville. I was born in Dothan, Al. graduated from high school in Prattville, Al. I served the Thomasville Baptist Church in southwest Alabama as Senior Pastor for 22 years. So I am Alabama bred and Alabama raised, having spent different chapters of my life in south, central and north Alabama.

I am a graduate of Samford University and earned a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with an emphasis in Biblical studies. I also have close ties with the University of Mobile having served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for a number of years while living in South Alabama. I have served as the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church Tanner since 2008 in a bi-vocational capacity. In 2004 the Lord opened a door for me to expand my ministry as the Executive Vice President of Impact Stewardship Resources, based out of Brentwood, Tennessee. I serve churches throughout the United States as a stewardship consultant and a Pastor coach, in addition to my duties at FBC Tanner.

God has blessed me with a Godly and competent Pastoral team to address the ministry and missional needs of our congregation. Our Associate Pastors complete and compliment a Pastoral team that share a remarkable oneness in convictions and theological persuasions.

My hobbies include reading American history, watching all types of sports, as well as hunting, fishing and golf. Although my lack of spare time, limits my ability to enjoy these activities, every moment is appreciated and enjoyable. My favorite television show is Duck Dynasty and my favorite movie is Sherlock Holmes. My wife, Becky and I have been married for 32 years and we have a daughter, Bethany, who is a senior in college and Children’s Ministry Director at a sister church. I enjoy preaching the Word and growing disciples of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. My favorite Bible verses are 1 Corinthians 15:58 and Psalm 84:11. My primary responsibilities as Pastor of FBC Tanner are preaching, casting the vision, and coaching the staff. I also have a Pastor’s heart and love ministering to people through challenging times in their lives.