My childhood years were spent in Yazoo City, MS, where I became a follower of Christ at age 10. While attending Delta State University, I met my wife Valerie at a Baptist Student Union Convention. We were married in August, 1984 and have 2 children: Chelsea and Caden. Chelsea was married in 2014 to Josh Easter who is currently a student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and also serves as a youth pastor in their church. I received a BA in Psychology in 1986 from Delta State University and a MA in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1990. I have served at Canaan since August 2003. Our family absolutely loves St. Louis, and we're very excited about the future God has for Canaan.