It is a thrill and a joy for Shelley and me to serve alongside the family members of Towering Oaks Baptist Church since April of 1990 after serving churches in Louisiana and Kentucky.
My Dad is a pastor and I was born when he was serving at Patchuta, MS. The Lord called me to salvation when I was a seven year old boy at the Amite Baptist Church in Denham Springs, Louisiana and to preach when I was 16.
I began to serve in the ministry soon after graduating high school and attending LSU, at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Prairieville, Louisiana. Because I missed my momma so much, I moved to Kentucky to live with my parents and graduated from the University of Kentucky. While living in Lexington, I served as a missions pastor of the Porter Memorial Downtown Mission, and then as pastor of Valley View Baptist Mission Church. Upon completing college, I returned to Louisiana where I attended the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, receiving the Masters of Divinity and the Doctor or Ministry degrees. While attending seminary, I was pastor of Reserve Southern Baptist Mission which later became the First Baptsit Church of Reserve, and the First Baptist Church of Chalmette, LA.
Towering Oaks has been a wonderful place for Shelly and me to raise our four wonderful children. I have enjoyed leading many trips to Israel (I have taken 14). I love Towering Oaks because of the people God has entrusted me to serve, the opportunity for preaching that is well received and from the Book, for a dedicated and wonderful staff with whom to serve, the saints in our fellowship, but most of all because Jesus loves Towering Oaks and has a special place in His heart for this church.