I graduated from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Since then, I have pastored churches in South Carolina and Tennessee.
I became the senior pastor of Brentwood Baptist Church in 1991.
Just over ten years ago, I was part of starting Kairos, a ministry focused on young adults. When talking about Kairos, I still laugh about when I was asked to help start it. I told the young adults I would help them get Kairos started, but that I couldn’t do it all of the time. Ten years later, I am still the primary teacher of Kairos.
I’ve served on various boards throughout my career, including the Executive Board of the Tennessee Baptist Convention, Board of Trustees of Belmont University, and I’ve just been asked to serve on the Board of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. I’ve also written two books, In Real Time and The Gospel of Yes.
When I’m not at church, I’m usually at home hanging out with Jeannie, my wife and my best friend of 34 years. I love to read and enjoy nice dinners with friends. Jeannie and I have twin sons; Chris is married to Deb and Craig is married to Nan. I don’t believe they come to see me enough.