I’m a native of West Virginia, growing up in the small town of Chester, WV, the most northern city in the state. In 1980, I entered Freed-Hardeman College and graduated in 1984. I met my wife, Kim (Pierce) at Freed-Hardeman and we have four children (Kelli, Michael, Matthew, and Anne Marie). Upon graduation from college, we moved to Nitro, WV where I preached five years. In 1989, we moved to Glasgow, KY and I served as the preaching minister for the South Green Street Church of Christ for 21 years.
However, in June of 2010, I began full-time work with the Karns Church of Christ in Knoxville, TN (www.karnscoc.org). Here at Karns I serve as the preaching minister and a faculty member of the Southeast Institute of Biblical Studies (formerly known as the East Tennessee School of Preaching and Missions).
I enjoy writing. I have served as one of the editors for THINK magazine, and for over a decade have written a weekly email devotional called MercEmail (pronounced Mercy-Mail). If you’d like to receive these brief messages, you can subscribe by going to the “MercEmail” page on this website.
In addition to my work, I am a huge fan and trivia buff of the Andy Griffith Show and I am a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the WVU Mountaineers, Kentucky Wildcats, and I’m learning to like bright Orange!
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