God Richly Bless You
Elizabeth River Baptist Church
601 Sparrow Road
Chesapeake, VA 23325
(Cell) (757) 339-2701
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I was saved and baptized June
5, 1977 at the age of 23. In February of 1981, I was called of God to ministry. I enrolled at Arlington Baptist College, Arlington, Texas and received a Bachelor of Science
degree in Theology and Business Administration.
My first pastorate was at
Brookshire Avenue Baptist Church in Azle, Texas, where I was licensed and ordained (1983). I was called next to First Baptist
Church of Lakeside, Lakeside, Texas (1985), as Children's Minister. In 1987, I was called to Midway Baptist
Church, Fort Worth, Texas as Minister of Education and later as their Interim
While pursuing my Master of
Divinity degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, I felt a call into military
chaplaincy. After the completion of my Masters Degree, I was selected
for an appointment in Chaplaincy by both the North American Missions Board of the Southern Baptist Convention
and the U.S. Navy.
I have served in a variety of
commands while in the Navy Chaplain Corps. I served as Command
Chaplain aboard three ships, a Naval Special Warfare Command, a Marine Corps Air Group, Naval Support Command in
Crete, Greece, and Norfolk's Submarine Support Command. I retired in
2005 after serving twenty years in the Navy. Before retiring the Lord
called me to serve as pastor at Salem Baptist Church, Virginia Beach, Virginia
I have served as Pastor at Elizabeth River Baptist Church since 2010.
Deborah, and I have two adult daughters.