I grew up on our family farm in the Ithica Community just south of Villa Rica, GA, where I milked two cows twice daily (early morning before school and late afternoon) from age 12 until if finished high school. I attended Villa Rica Public Schools and graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1970 where I received a B.S. in Building Construction. My seminary studies included a Masters in Church Music from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1979.
I have served churches in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia, primarily as Minister of Music with added responsibilities in Youth, Senior Adult, and Administration ministries. I retired in 2012 after having served as City Administrator, City of Fitzgerald, GA, for 10 years and as part-time Minister of Music, Fellowship Baptist Church, Fitzgerald, GA, for 20 years.
In my spare time, I enjoy my family, involvement with Georgia and National Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, mission projects, gardening, sailing, flying, motorcycling, carpentry, and, of course, church choral music.