In 1962, at the age of 11, I learned about salvation through Christ in a weekend Christian camp. I went back to my agnostic family with no further understanding of my salvation and no support to learn more about God. But God the relentless lover, pursued me as I grew up. Through my early adult years I have had many hats: U.S. Coast Guard veteran, ice plant manager, teamster truck driver. I worked and pursued my education in business and completed 2 years of business courses from Fullerton College and El Camino College. In 1978, I was asked to be on staff at an Assembly of God church, I was attending, as Associate Pastor.
During my 10 years on pastoral staff there I sought the education required for the ministerial position I was serving in. I received an AA, BA, DD in religious education from Berean School of the Bible (now Global University), as well as American Evangelical Bible College (AEBC). I have been licensed as a minister since 1979 with AECC and was ordained in 1984 by them. God in his providence returned me to Christian Camping and I have been a director for Pinecrest Christian Conference Center for 28 years where I continue to serve Him. I serve on the Board of AECC and AEBC since 2003 as mission’s director. I also presently serve on two church boards as well as being an associate pastor at my local church. I have been married to Tamra for 44 years and have 2 grown children.