I was born in Quitman, MS and graduated from Quitman High School. Two of the highlights of my time at Quitman High were when I was 15, our 4-H livestock judging team won the state championship and a trip to Chicago. Then, when l was a senior, our football team went undefeated. In 1975, I graduated from Mississippi State University. At State we had a really good intramural basketball team and I met some of the friendliest people I have ever known. After working in the logging equipment business for a Franklin Dealer in Montgomery and with my father in a used car business in Quitman, I was called to the ministry.

In 1995 I graduated from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta. While I was at Candler we had an extraordinary faculty and I spent one summer as a student chaplain at Scottish Rite Children’s hospital. I served my senior year of seminary as the pastor of a church in the north Georgia mountains in the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church. Then, after graduation, I returned to Mississippi to serve in full time ministry in the Mississippi Conference. I have served churches in the Meridian District, North Mississippi, the south delta, and the Hattiesburg District.

I am honored and excited to be the pastor of Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church. I am in my first year at Andrew Chapel and have found that this church has a vital spirit and invite you to be a part of the good things that are happening here.