Wife: Cheryl (25 years)
Children: Daniel (22), Dave (19), John (17)
Pets: A dog named Pudgy
Hometown: Arlington, Texas
Current church: Cedar Creek Baptist Church
Current local church ministry: Guitarist for the church praise team
Hobbies: Reading, golf, guitar, bird watching, hiking
Ministry philosophy: To be transparent in conveying truth both intellectually and in my experience of Christian truth -- including where Iíve failed
Ministry passion: To see students think biblically the best they can and apply their mature thought to living the best they can for Christ
How you became a Christian: By reading the Gospels so as to debunk them
Most influential person in your life: Cheri, my wife. She is evidence of the clearest sort that God exists -- and loves me!
What books, besides the Bible, have most influenced you: God, Revelation and Authority by Carl F.H. Henry. This work demonstrated the need to me for theology to be apologetic, as well as exegetical.
Something surprising students might not know about you: At various times in the past, I have been an atheist, hippie and charismatic Christian. Southern Baptists were the only Christians who would have me.
Most interesting classroom moment: Finding a small carrot in my pant cuff
Favorite preacher: Adrian Rogers
Favorite musician: Phil Keaggy
Favorite authors: Augustine, Thomas Reid, C.S. Lewis, Charles Hodge
A word of wisdom for Towers readers: Donít venerate men; venerate the Lord Jesus.