I grew up on the plains of Texas. When I was ten, my father became a cotton farmer. I learned the fine art of hoeing (which I hated), irrigation, plowing and harvesting.
The Lord called me into the ministry of the Methodist Church when I was a junior in high school. I graduated from McMurry College, Duke Divinity School, and many years later, American University.
At Duke I met a lovely Sophomore, named Janet. We dated for three years, graduated at the same ceremony, got married the next day, and moved to Maryland where I served as a minister in the Baltimore Annual Conference of the Methodist Church.
We have three children, nine grandchildren, eight great grand children and more on the way. We were married for forty-nine years until Janet went to be with the Lord.
I was a Methodist minister for thirty-five years—twenty-three of those years as an Army Chaplain. I retired in 1992 and we moved to South Carolina.
In 1996, I became an Episcopal minister and later entered the Anglican Church of North America, and am now retired. Although retired, I am an assisting priest at St. Andrews Anglican Church in Mount Pleasant, where I was on staff for six years.
Occasionally, I enjoy splashing watercolors on watercolor paper.