As a college freshman, I despaired of finding meaning and purpose in life. However, the Lord strategically placed a young Christian man down the hall that befriended me and pointed me to Christ. Since that time, the Lord has been teaching me to forsake my own self effort and pride and to trust Him to the uttermost.

I met my wife, Marla, at a church in the Detroit area and by our mutual involvement on a mission trip to Brazil. She is the most kind, generous and hospitable person anyone could know. I count myself fortunate to be married to this godly, lovely woman. We have four children that love Jesus and are seeking His will for their lives.

I homeschool our four children and enjoy that immensely. I also love teaching Sunday school, leading a small group and encouraging those who I meet in their faith and walk with the Lord. If my kids are not participating in soccer – which seems rarer lately – then I enjoy walking the dog, reading and gardening.

My desire is that we realize that we are “Called into fellowship with His Son.” (1 Cor 1:9) Also, I want all believers to pursue spiritual maturity, and “To proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ” (Col 1:28)