You will not want to miss out on the
Men’s Breakfast on Saturday,
August 5, 2017 at 9am It is a great time of
food and fellowship. As always, the
breakfast is free. Please invite your friends and neighbors.
See you on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at
May 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
My wife, Deborah, and I have two adult daughters.