About the Author

Dedicated to help you live a Victorious Life.


Born: in Memphis Tennessee, but grew up Pensacola Florida.

Married: my high school sweetheart, Linda, the last year I was in the Army.  She proposed and I accepted.

Education: B.A. from Dallas Baptist College (Now University).  Master of Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Military: Served as a Ranger in the 82nd Airborne Division.

Family: Linda and I have two sons, four grandsons, one granddaughter and one great grandson.

Vocation: After my military service and prior to going to college, I was a lab technician in three different companies in Florida, Mississippi, and Texas.

After obtaining my education, I served as Minister of Education in churches in Texas, Alabama, and Florida.

For fourteen years I served as the pastor of Calvary Chapel of Pensacola before retiring in 2005.

Future goal: To help individuals step out in courage, through my writing and teaching, so that they can achieve the potential for which God has designed them.


Movies Linda and I like: All the Hallmark’s, Dances with Wolves, Robin Hood, all the old Turner Classic movies.  (I know, that dates us)

Books: (Fiction) Those of Ted Dekker, Steven James, Jim Rubart, Frank Peretti, and too many others to mention. (If you’re in Savannah, check out the Book Warehouse.  You can come away with a sack full of books without breaking your bank)

(Nonfiction) All the books by A.W. Tozer. My favorite is The Pursuit of God.

The Beach: Linda and I love the white fluffy sand of Pensacola Beach and the blue green waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

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