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Biography

Lead Pastor at First Baptist Church of Orange Park and the First Family Network (firstfam.org)

I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ in my fourth grade Sunday School class at Trinity Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. My father served in the United States Air Force, so I have lived in numerous states. I was born in Paris, Tennessee, but have called Orange Park home since 1994. I attended Texas Wesleyan University for two years where I played on the basketball team. I transferred after my sophomore year and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of North Texas. I have since earned Masters of Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Educational Ministry from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. I have served on pastoral staff at First since 1994 and as Lead Pastor since 2005. I have been married to Tracy since 1989.