In the spring of 1986 I was awakened to the beauty, majesty, wonder, and awe of God. I am increasingly aware of the riches to be found in Christ, available on the basis of Christ’s finished work, and all by grace. His amazing grace and great love have compelled me to serve His people. From the day of my new birth, I was awakened to a greater purpose in life, to serve Christ and his people. For more than twenty-five years I have served as a minister of the gospel. Surprisingly, I have been married to my dearest wife Denise for 33 years. Surprisingly, because next to the triune God, she still amazes me. We are blessed to have a daughter, two sons, a daughter in law, and son in law, three granddaughters, two grandsons and a dog with expectations of continued additions.