I am a strange Shadowlander in that I have spent most of my 60 years trying to help others make it to the True Country. I have been a pastor, professor, campus pastor and about a dozen other things related to the academy, the marketplace, and the church. I once was an internationally ranked power lifter, weight lifter and referee. Now I am a broken down old man but I still love working with Special Olympics Powerlifting and Paralympics. But mostly I love life on a great university like UGA and seeing the light go on in the eyes of students when they begin to “get it”.
I have been married to an amazing woman for 41 years and Sheila and I have two wonderful daughters: Melissa and Jennifer. Missy is married to David Berry and has 3 sons: Jonathan, Andrew, and Michael. JJ is married to Eric Rubio and has 4 sons: Hudson, Cooper, Maddox, and Miller. Both daughters met their husbands at CCF and both families are better Christians than I am. We call our grandsons “The Magnificent Seven” because they are.