I was born in Palmyra, Virginia in September 1956. My dad was a deacon in the Baptist church, and my brothers and sisters and I were attending church for as long as I can remember.
Venessa and I were introduced to the Church of Christ in 1980 when we moved to Raleigh, NC. I was baptized after studying with one of the ministers at Brooks Avenue Church of Christ in Raleigh, NC.
God has blessed me with the opportunity to serve at several different congregations. I served as a deacon at the Central Avenue Church of Christ in Fairborn, Ohio; as a deacon and elder at the Corder Road Church of Christ in Warner Robins, Georgia; as an elder at the Fairfax Church of Christ in Fairfax, Virginia; and I have served as an elder here at the Manassas Church of Christ since 2009.
Venessa and I have three sons and one grandson (Liam). Eugene, Nathan, and his wife Sarah live and work in the Northern Virginia area and are members of the Manassas Church of Christ. Emanuel is a very talented artist and musician currently living in Florida.
My hobbies include fishing, auto repair and music.