A little about me ...
I have taught and preached in several churches and other venues for over three decades. My wife and I have been married for 44 years, and we live in Greenville, SC. Here I have directed church education, led continuing education programs, and trained teachers for fifteen years. I also serve on the board of directors for Triune Mercy Center, a non-denominational church that reaches out to people who are displaced or disadvantaged. Moreover, I coordinate the curriculum of religion and philosophy courses for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) program on the campus of Furman University.
I retired from the telecommunications industry in 2001, after 25 years of managing international research and development projects for Bell Laboratories, AT&T, and Lucent Technologies. During my engineering career, I received five U.S. Patents for innovations in telecommunications products and processes. My degrees in electrical engineering are from Tennessee Technological University (1977) and the University of California (1978). I have a Master of Divinity from Erskine Theological Seminary (2012) and a Doctor of Ministry from the Divinity School at Duke University (2020). As an ordained minister affiliated with the Churches of Christ, I have served as an interim minister/pastor in both New Mexico and South Carolina.
Bible study is one of my deepest passions, including the translation, interpretation, and application of ancient Hebrew and Greek texts. The meaning and the artistry of the biblical texts are a key source of encouragement for us to adore Jesus and serve others.
I'm also an avid hiker, an occasional musician, a lifelong learner, an irrepressible photographer, and a die-hard techie.