My roots go back to Rockford, IL, graduating from Rockford West High School in 1956 and later enlisting in the US Army Reserve. Graduation from Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, took place in 1961 after which I completed the MDiv requirements at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Wenham, MA, class of 1964.
After being involved in church planting with the Evangelical Free Church of America for several years in the DC, Princeton, NJ, and Chicago, IL, areas, I served thirteen years as a missionary church planter in Venezuela both in Caracas and Maracay -- returning to pastor the Evangelical Free Church of Bloomington/Normal in IL for seven years. During all these years my first wife, Elaine, faithfully served the Lord with me for 25 years before her untimely death in 1990 -- the Lord giving us four children.
After retiring from the pastorate I was involved in counseling with Hispanic clients in the Bloomington/Normal area. Following counseling I was employed by State Farm Insurance in the area of customer service until January 2007. Since 2004 God has blessed me with my loving wife, Donna, (also Wheaton College class of 1961), who is pictured above with me. Together we have seven wonderful children, fifteen grandchildren, and one great-grandchild -- a precious heritage from the Lord.
I have always had an interest in writing, and I hope some of what I am sharing with you on my website will be of help to you. Whatever good may be accomplished through your reading of these writings is entirely because of Jesus Christ. "It is because of Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God -- that is, our righteousness, holiness, and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: 'Let him who boasts boast in the Lord.'" 1 Corinthians 1:30-31
"In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, in all things charity."
Attributed to Peter Meiderlin, (Petrus Meuderlinus/Rupertus Meidenius), 1582-1651
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